Fix torn jeans, without a machine. Get a broken zipper back on track. Make scratches disappear on wooden furniture. Looking for a local shoe repairer can save you a lot, especially if you invest in high-quality shoes.
A good shoemaker can fix worn heels and breathe new life into scratched leather. You may also be able to fit your shoes with new insoles, stretch them to fit your feet better, or even dye them a new color. The last item we will mention to repair rather than replace is furniture. Furniture used to be made to last the test of time.
Well-made parts can often be repaired, which is good news, since most furniture manufactured now is of significantly inferior quality.