|It has its own carrying case!|
I bought my wallet at The Limited when I was in college. It cost about $12 and was the smallest wallet I could find. Apparently this was the time I began flirting with minimalism, or else I just had so much other crap in my bag I wanted to keep my wallet small. Either way, I've had this thing for ~12 years, and I have no intention of getting rid of it. Every now and then I think I should get a new wallet, but then I remember that I like the one I have, it's small enough to fit in my purse's cell phone pocket, and it still looks great!
My hand mixer is actually a hand-me-down from my mother and is older than me. She bought a new one years ago and insisted that I take this one. At first I was confused since I had previously never needed a hand mixer and couldn't think of a reason I would start, but then I learned to make mashed potatoes, and it's been true love ever since. This mixer is still powerful and has twirled its way through countless recipes in the ~10 years I've had it. Built to last.
This is another hand-me down, but from my grandmother! My mother inherited it from grandma when she died and this is the sewing machine that grandma used to make countless projects over the years--including my baby blanket. My mother was never very good at sewing, so she passed the machine onto me when I was in high school and I've had it ever since. This thing is a tank, but it still works perfectly. Maybe if I was a more adventurous sewer I would want to upgrade to a newer model, but for hemming pants and miscellaneous mending several times a year, I'll stick with Old Faithful.
I was in yoga the other day, and I realized that I was laying on a towel I had received as a High School graduation gift. I took the towel with me to my dorm, my first apartment and my move to Rhode Island. It's not even that great of a towel, but it works perfectly well for hot yoga and I intend to keep it until it's completely threadbare and shredded--then I'll turn it into rags.
What do you have that you've had for years? Do you have any items that you use that are older than you are?