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Our dishwasher broke a little while back. It was making some funny whirring noises that had the husband and I convinced that it could work, but ultimately left scratching our heads. Although we are both some what lacking in the DIY and technical skills needed, we LOVE having a go at household repair jobs.
The desire to fix our stuff comes from three places:
Whether this is on replacement stuff or engineer callouts, if there is a saving to be had we will do it.
The thought of our dishwasher lying in landfill for the rest of time makes me want to cry so we will try and keep things for as long as possible.
In our minds, most people throw things away at the first sign they are going wrong. We actively work to be different from everybody else so that means we keep broken stuff forever.
With this mentality we regularly find ourselves dismantling things, poking around inside things and patching stuff up. Before I tell you some ways that you too can save money, I’m going to start with some warnings.
Disclaimer: If you decide to attempt to repair something yourself, then do your research. No responsibility will be taken on my part for any outcome. The information given here is not a substitute for professional guidance.
Disclaimer: Remember the information you read here does not represent advice. Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you. Read the full disclaimer here.
Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.
I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.