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Money Tip: Turn Something Old Into Something New

If the poor economy has put you on a shopping hiatus, consider investing in the items you already have. Gather your shoes with the worn down soles and dig out the leather bag you haven't worn in forever because of its loose strap. Then, bring those items to your local cobbler or leather-repair shop.

Paying for the services to have your belongings refurbished will be less expensive than shopping for all new ones. It will feel good to put those refreshed items to use as you're saving money and wasting less overall. When you get the itch to hit the stores this weekend, spend that time selecting items that are worth repairing and turn your something old into something new.



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shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
Funny...my wallet keeps saying the same thing...
stephley stephley 8 years
I love remaking old things - and I have small feet, so if I find a pair of shoes that I love in my size, they go for repairs until the shoemaker tells me its time to let go.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't have anything to take to the repair shop, but my dad had some shoes that were really expensive that he had resoled twice at the cobbler's. I think he got a good 5-10 more years of wear out of them by doing that.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good advice!
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