There is almost always a way to save what appears at first to be a lost cause. Take for example this kitchen cabinet we removed from the wall.
With a coat of paint, hardware I had on hand, pieces from a broken desk (to make a top) and legs found at a yard sale I now have a cabinet to store clothes and craft supplies in.
But there are other things we discard rather than repair. Stretchy pants for children quickly find holes in the knees. Cutting a cute shape from a piece of fabric becomes not only a patch but also a chance to personalize a child’s clothing.
A lid from a jar can be re-purposed into a spoon rest without any work on your part.
A box from a bar of soap in just a few minutes can become a child’s favorite toy.