fixing things

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
Im so pleased with my hubby and the savings we made.He is a welder (when he had a job) but can turn his hand to most things. Lately, both our tumble dryer and our main oven packed up (they are only four years old, but out of guarantee, Im sure manufacturers put something into them to make them break just after the guarantee runs out lol).
Normally we would grab the credit card and just go and buy new ones but as this isnt an option anymore we actually fixed them.
Tumble dryer only cost £30 and oven only cost £24 and they were 10 minute jobs. Dread to think how much we have wasted over the years!!!

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  • RikkiRikki Forumite
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    Have you thought of hiring him out? :confused:


    Its surprising what you can do if you don't have the usual funds available and can put your mind to it. :)


    Needs must and cut your cloth accordingly.
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  • ginnyknitginnyknit Forumite
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    As I was surfing the web recently, calm in the knowledge that my dinner was roasting in the oven I noticed a lack of aroma? then I realised I had heard a bang whilst I was getting the post? The element had blown in the cooker - the pound signs rolled across my eyes and I began to panic, suddenly it hit me - google for cooker parts. The part was a tenner, arrived 2 days later and I and Hubby spent a coupl eof hours littered with bad language but... Yay we fixed it, and the kettle and the dishwasher and the washing machine over the next few weeks. God knows how much we saved- Although I wouldnt recommend every one tries to fix major appliances it can be done and Hubby is an ex builder so he can do most things even though he is now disabled
    Clearing the junk to travel light
    Saving every single penny.
    I will get my caravan
  • jesse2609jesse2609 Forumite
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    You could've been saved a lot of money.
  • luke05luke05 Forumite
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    It's really better when either you or your hubby can fix different things inside the house.. It will save a lot of money on your part. Plus, there are lots of DIY sites right now from which you can look for tips for fixing appliances.
    Im so pleased with my hubby and the savings we made.He is a welder (when he had a job) but can turn his hand to most things. Lately, both our tumble dryer and our main oven packed up (they are only four years old, but out of guarantee, Im sure manufacturers put something into them to make them break just after the guarantee runs out lol).
    Normally we would grab the credit card and just go and buy new ones but as this isnt an option anymore we actually fixed them.
    Tumble dryer only cost £30 and oven only cost £24 and they were 10 minute jobs. Dread to think how much we have wasted over the years!!!
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