In this day and age, people tend to think of almost everything as disposable. If something breaks, or gets dirty beyond the point of a simple wash, or just doesn’t work the way it used to, we’re inclined to throw it away and get a new one – probably delivered the next day by Amazon.

These people hung onto their stuff, though, and it’s pretty amazing how long some things will last if you just give them a chance.

Check out these 14 examples and prepare to be amazed!

14. One of those girls loves hard.

And the other is more inclined to anxiety, I think.

A tale of 2 teddies- my sister and I both got them at the same time, ~18 years ago.
byu/princeapalia inWellworn

13. They got their money’s worth out of those.

It’s crazy how the color faded.

My Vans and my new Vans (same color)
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12. Look how much sun that hat took for that guy!

That hat is actually a hero.

Brand new vs. five years of carrying mail.
byu/SpriorNos inWellworn

11. It was definitely time for a new one.

Imagine how great their neck is going to feel tonight!

X-mas of 2019 I got two pillows and used 1 of them every night for a year
byu/mayday987 inWellworn

10. Ok but that’s really kind of gross.

Just imagining everything smeared on those bills.

500 circulated $1 bills next to 500 uncirculated $1 bills
byu/DalaiMontana ininterestingasfuck

9. You’re going to have to invest in a case.

At least if this is a normal week’s studying.

Does this count? Highlighter after a week of nonstop studying
byu/oops_ana inWellworn

8. This brings back memories.

Who among us 80s babies didn’t love one of these cups?

The Disney cup I had in my cupboard vs. the brand new one that I picked up at an antique shop today
byu/breebs27 inWellworn

7. Those things have served him well.

It’s time to put them out for a well-needed rest.

About time I bought some new work boots
byu/jordanburic inWellworn

6. Twenty years is a good run for a brush.

No complaints here, I suppose.

Same brush head 20 years apart. Definitely owes us nothing.
byu/IeuanE inWellworn

5. I honestly cannot believe this is real.

The one on the left looks like it was always a filet knife!

The knife at the left was used by a butcher for 5 years straight. The one at the rightis the exact same knife, but brand new.
byu/MBMV inDamnthatsinteresting

4. That’s a man’s wallet right there.

I bet he was sorry to let it go.

My dad bought these wallets 25yr ago and just switched to the second for Xmas
byu/hikercarl inWellworn

3. That thing was literally about to fall apart.

I feel like that could have been a fire hazard.

My wood fired oven brush after a year of heavy use vs a new one
byu/juancortiz88 inWellworn

2. He’s racked up lots of stories.

Some of them I’m sure none of us would like to hear.

My dad’s old fire helmet beside his new one
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1. That’s a legacy right there.

I feel like he should have taken the original to school with him, for luck.

1990 vs 2020 My dads college hat vs my future college hat
byu/SCFootballFan inWellworn

I’ve definitely hung onto some favorite shoes for this long and I felt like I needed to have a funeral.

What about you? What have you used for way longer than you expected? Tell us about it in the comments so we can all celebrate together.