Are you a “saver?”
You might claim it as your heritage (the Dutch are infamous for penny pinching and using everything fully) or inspired by an experience (those who lived through the Great Depression never threw anything away that had value) or because of your “green” sensibilities (it would be wasteful and harmful to the environment not to reuse things).
The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship:
source: Ed Crowle
Want to know how to help keep your appliances running longer? I have the perfect solutions:
1. Hand wash your dishes and use your dishwasher as a great big drying rack – it will never stop running or do a poor job cleaning your dishes that way, and you’ll also save a ton on dishwasher detergent!
2. Vacuum as little as possible. Hire children to pick up fuzz and crumbs from the floor every few weeks. Your vacuum won’t need its belts changed for years.
3. Wear your clothes at least five times before washing them. Turn kids’ stuff inside out or pretend the food stains are just from breakfast that day. Your washer and dryer will thank you!
4. Avoid the oven. Try not to make anything other than salads from scratch. Eating out and using someone else’s oven is the best way to beat the fact that appliances are made to break within 5-10 years nowadays.