From clothes to appliances, many of us are thinking twice about just replacing something or getting something new that with a bit more love could last longer.
This great guide, from the consumer champions Which, has loads of advice and tips on what to do about an appliance or tech that you might be tempted to replace:
What will you NOT be upgrading this year?
I think this might be the year mobile phone sales suffer a lot. Always felt like the “next, best” phone was a bit resilient to tightening purse strings, but I wonder for many people now they realise their current phone does everything they need it to?
I keep mine now until they stop the updates, for security reasons. I can’t say I’ve noticed phones improving much over the past 5 years. Same with laptops and tablets.