Originally Posted by meat popsicle
Since this thread got unearthed, I am quoting my favorite reply.
And while my fingers are rattlin' away, I might as well say one (other) thing that might contribute to lack of cleaning, and maybe maintenance too: The Disposable Culture
Great article, and well said. I've fixed so many things just by fiddling with them!
How many people do you know who will ditch a car when it starts to give them problems? It's like replacing it is a smarter move than fixing it. That's not always true. You can make a decent living buying appliances with just one little problem and reselling them.
Cubans are still driving cars from the 50s. A little care and some elbow grease go a long way.