Let’s be honest, letting go of our oldest possessions can be taxing. Whether it’s the pair of earrings we’ve had since grade school or the first CD player we’ve used excessively for sound tripping, parting ways with something we’ve loved can be a difficult feat to conquer. But just because something’s old, that doesn’t mean it lacks in worth. In fact, some items enumerated here can still be restored to its mint condition — it just lies in how much time and effort you put into caring for it. And just so you know what we’re talking about, here are a few creations that have stood the test of time with just a little TLC (tender loving care) from its owners.
Since its invention in the 1450s, books have been filling up the shelves of our homes with stories of adventure and exploration. Tales like Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes still continue to nurture the imaginations of readers, from the past until the present. And with a little care from book owners, these stories can last for succeeding generations to come.
But if you’re not the type to keep your old paperbacks at home, you can opt to sell them. Who knows? Some of your prized novels may even increase in price over time. A first edition copy of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, for instance, can sell for 16,000 U.S. Dollars at most. And the more pristine the book looks, the more the price increases. This just shows how far you can get with a little amore (love) for your books!
If you’re thinking of getting rid of your old action figures, you better think twice about it. Because some antique toys can sell for at least 100 U.S. dollars online. Nowadays, there are many toy collectors, who would pay thousands for vintage toys and figures of their favorite characters. And just like books, the price increases with the quality. Who would’ve thought toys could get earn you that much money?
Mechanical Fountain Pens
Unlike the first two items, the price for mechanical fountain pens does not generally increase with the passage of time. But writing with these pens offers a different kind of satisfaction as compared to writing with regular ballpoint pens. Not only would you look cool writing with its sleek metal casing, but you’ll also be able to improve your handwriting using the pen’s uniquely-designed tip. Wouldn’t you want to extend this feeling just a little bit longer by taking care of your pens?
Most musicians would agree that their music would be nothing without their favorite instruments. And many of these instruments like signature guitars and grand pianos are made with specially-designed material, strings and garnish to accentuate the instrument’s crisp sound and capacity for music. Through the proper handling, tuning and cleaning, these instruments can last you more than a lifetime.
Most automobiles last a decade before they show any signs of deterioration. In some cases, few car models even go beyond the ten-year mark before they need any kind of maintenance. However, you may soon realize that time makes it inevitable for your car to need sustaining. But this impending fact doesn’t mean that there’s no hope for your vehicle. It just means that you’d need to give an extra dose of TLC to keep your car running, especially if your vehicle has reached over 100,000 kilometers.
Luckily, you can give your car it’s much-needed care with the new Shell Helix High Mileage formula. This brand-new engine oil makes use of the Flexi-molecule technology, which constantly adapts to the environment’s varying pressures and temperatures to boost your engine’s protection for up to 40%. This is essential as some engine parts tend to deteriorate after long periods of usage.
Not only that, sludge and other damaging deposits clog up the car’s engine, when it’s not taken care of. The Shell Helix High Mileage formula reduces that risk and helps clean out the sludge from the engine for better performance. Now, you no longer have to worry that sludge is preventing you from beginning your travels.
Finally, the Shell Helix High Mileage formula comes in two variants, namely the Shell Helix 10W-40 for gasoline engines and the Shell Helix 15W-50 for light-duty diesel engines, which comes in a thicker formula. These two variants help in giving your cars their heaping dose of protection on the road and allow you to make more memories with your prized vehicle. As Shell Lubricants General Manager, Dennis Javier explains, “The development of Shell Helix High Mileage is meant to help customers with well-loved vehicles to prolong the life of their vehicle, so that they can enjoy more memories with their trusted partner through the years.”
With the Shell Helix High Mileage formula on hand, your car may end up outliving you in the future!
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