Before you throw out those items that have seen better days, consider if a repair or a few alterations would give them a second life...
- A simple repair could give an item of furniture a new lease of life
- A quick stitch here and there could give an item of clothing a new look
- Ask family friends to help – someone is certain to be nifty with a needle and thread or handy with a hammer or screwdriver
- Lots of shops offer repair services – look on your high street or search online or in local directories