I'm not good about getting around to mending things. It's so easy to put it off or pick up a replacement rather than fix the item that needs repaired. There's lots of excuses that come to mind, but, none of them are very good and I'm not sure they are the real reasons. I think it's about comfort and ease. And, the comfortable, easy thing is to toss it and get something else. Since my spending freeze, that's not an option I'm taking now. It's encouraged me to look at my attitude toward what I have and the best way to maintain it.
I've tried to not buy into the media selling the idea's of needing new this and perfect that and yet, I find it's still somehow it's permeated my consciousness. I've spent time reevaluating my actions and thought about how I want to live my life. It's important to me to use my resources wisely. Recommitting to the belief of using things up and using things until they are worn out.
Today, I spent a short amount of time mending my favorite jammie bottoms and a camisole. I was unable to wear either for a few months and now they are back in my closet ready to go. Both had minor issues and were repaired with very little resources other than my time and some thread. These two items are done and I'm sure there are more mending to add to my list...how about you?