We live in a world where we spend so much of money on things that we do not need while we throw away so many things that we can continue to use while we complain that we have no money. We work very long hard hours every day often driving ourselves in to stress and depression due to lack of time for ourselves and time to relax, all the while spending the money that we do earn on things that we really do not need. Keep in mind that every new things that we buy means using up the words resources while everything that we choose to reuse means a few less resources used.
Take your home decoration as an example. When you go out and buy expensive, brand new timber dining tables for your home when you already have an old but perfectly usable dining table just so that you can give your home a new look, you are wasting your precious money, using up resources because to build that dining table, trees needed to be cut and every tree that is cut is a part of deforestation which in turn is causing the global weather crisis. Meanwhile, by getting rid of your old dining furniture, you are filling up landfills unnecessarily and by this, you are helping to cause the destruction of the earth because the more things that go in to the landfills, the more things end up polluting the earth and the sea. This should help to explain to you just how bad consumerism really is.
On the other hand, if you choose to reuse your own dining furniture by reinvesting them and cleaning them up, you will be able to save money while also getting a nice dining table. Just because something is old does not mean it cannot be done up and made beautiful again. Alternatively, if you do not have dining furniture and are looking to buy your own, you can look in to buying recycled wood furniture from an auction which will be much cheaper for you and you will be buying something that someone has used before you.You can easily use techniques to make old furniture look beautiful by adding in a modern touch to them and removing older features that you do not like about them.
If you look online, you will see various lovely techniques to make old classic furniture look modern and new in a few easy steps. In fact, if you are good at it, you might even want to make a business out of it.