Some of you probably don't remember it, but there was a time when we bought appliances and had them fixed when they weren't working properly. Instead of tossing them, we’d replace them with new parts, and eventually they ended up in the landfill after many years of use. Things were different.
But now? Most things that aren't too expensive, we just get rid of them because it would cost too much to have them worked on. Even if we were lucky enough to find someone who would actually work on used appliances.
Jim, from Crucial Vacuum, emailed me the other day. He told me that he sells replacement parts and accessories for home appliances and vacuum cleaners. He wondered if I'd like to hold a little competition.
Crucial Vacuum would love to give a $100 Amazon gift card to a reader who has a good story to tell about fixing or upcycling something rather than tossing it and buying new. I said sure, I'd love to give one of you a gift like that!
I know you folks love a good deal. To upcycle. Turn trash into treasure. You're the perfect audience.
So tell Crucial Vacuum (and me) a story about finding a way to keep instead of toss, and you'll be automatically entered. Please include photos if you can and we will be picking the winner!
Post in the comment section of this article to be entered!
Here's a little something about Crucial Vacuum and their DIY attitude:
Crucial Vacuum was founded with a REBELLIOUS SPIRIT and a lofty objective: to manufacture high-quality vacuum cleaner accessories at a revolutionary price point and sell them directly to the consumer via the Internet. Guess what? We’re doing it! We celebrate that DIY spirit and we’re happy to roll up our sleeves and get things done just like you!
NOTE: We will be picking the winner of the gift card three weeks from today.