There is a certain kind of joy in taking care of what you've got. Buying things that can be repaired / maintained likely means they're of decent quality and built to last. Support quality craftsmanship when you can. Learning how to maintain the material possessions you do own can result in new relationships as you share advice with fellow caretakers. The added bonus is that this is a good mindset to get in as we figure out how to fix things in our world that are broken or breaking.