22 cheap ways to make stuff last longer

Making your stuff last longer is a great way to get more bang for your buck. From running shoes to spectacles, here’s how to get the most out of everything under (and including!) your roof.

1. Make paint last longer by storing paint cans upside down
1. Make paint last longer: store paint cans upside down
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When a paint can is stored upside down, the paint creates an absolutely airtight seal, which will make your paint last longer.

The obvious caveat to this tip is to make sure the lids are sealed tightly.

Follow these five essential steps to achieve a professional-looking paint job.

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