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Saved $200+?

May 14th, 2012 at 12:10 am

I'll pat myself on the back for this one. Usually dh is a little more handy. BUT, a plastic piece broke on the main attachment to our vacuum cleaner. I said, "Can't we just duct tape it?" I think he was skeptical at first...

Problem is, we couldn't find the duct tape. So, yesterday dh picked some up for me. Plus, hey, it was black with flames:

Before we went the super lazy/cheap route, I peeked online to be sure. I immediately saw new replacement parts for over $200. Um, NO THANKS!

Dh just put it together for me and moved the couch for me so I could vacuum and dust behind/under the couch, in case it gets replaced tomorrow. Worked like a charm!! It was workable before, but very frustrating. Like "bend over, hold it at a weird angle, and curse every time it pops off anyway." Which I only did this long because we had no duct tape, and we have been so busy with other things.

Anyway, this was a HUGE improvement. Like new! & I think it will hold for a long time. Will see...

Which is extra good because our front door lock just broke. Rolleyes I know we are delaying the inevitable on a few things around the house, but it really is "every little thing is freaking breaking" year. So, a little thinking outside the box slows the bleed a bit. Phew!

Next week we need to get our irrigation and lock fixed. Those are a little more pressing.

3 Responses to “Saved $200+?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Duct tape is so helpful. It's a favorite of my MIL, who has even used it inside her washing machine to hold some parts together!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Flame duct tape = *Flashy Frugal*

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Point - it is flashy! LOL.

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