The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
One thing that’s important in a greener lifestyle is the skill of fixing things.
It’s often called life hacking these days too. Sometimes something’s not broken but it makes not work as well as it should.
I like doing this.
Sometimes I ‘fix’ clothes if they’re too short or too long or too tight. I need to post about them.
But one thing I hate is when something isn’t quite ready for the bin if is damaged or not working properly.
I’ve also found a really good tool in this regard. (this is not an advert and I haven’t received anything from the company. )
It’s called sugru.
It’s a great thing. The company owner wanted a moldable substance that would then set so it could be used for many things.
The first time I used it I fixed our toilet seat.
The seat had lost a couple of nobbly feet under the seat.
Then I used it to fix a puncture in a boating bag.
Then I used it on a usb cable that had got damaged.
I also used it to repair an ‘accident’ that I had when I cut the cable to the solar water fountain with the secateurs. It’s dark outside so I can’t get a photo but it lasted well in the open for more than two years until the pump broke down.
The. I had a USB memory stick that had a broken loop to attach it to a key ring.
It’s simple easy to use and effective. It also helps to hack things so they work better.
It saved me money too. And I think more importantly it saves adding to the landfill with something that still works.
What do you do when something breaks?
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