There are two types of costs. Direct and indirect cost. Direct cost is the money that you may need to pay and indirect cost is to your health, the health of our planet and consequently the health of everyone around us. Keeping your floor nice and clean may cost you directly a bit more rather than having it done once a decade. Maybe we should prioritise things differently? Estimate the value of our own health, the health of our planet and what we will leave behind for our children as a result. Can you really afford to ignore all of these? When you maintain your “belongings”, as a result, they will give you more pleasure, better health, and they will last longer.