“After 15 years of hard work, it’s time to retire my old Red Wings.”
“I’ve had this wallet for 7 years. Just found the same exact one at a store.”
“My grandmother’s book collection from the ’80s”
“My wallet after 15 months without a headphone jack”
“My 20±year-old copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — kindly signed by JK Rowling in 2000.”
“The way this door was worn down by its bell”
“The way this parking garage got worn out by tires over time”
“My mom bought the same stuffed animal for my sister in case she lost it and after 16 years, we found all 4 of them.”
“The mark this chain made”
“My mom found a cute rug at the store. Brought it home and it was the same one she’d had before.”
“A 40-year-old 12-sided die, from my days playing D&D — now playing again with my daughter.”
“Our family Christmas candle, it’s older than me, we’ve had it for probably 20 years, and we burn it every single Christmas.”
“Knife at my work that’s halfway gone from sharpening”
“12-year anniversary replacement”
“This groove in the pavement made from the gate”
“You can tell where people preferred to step.”
“Finally found a replacement for my cat’s favorite toy mouse.”
“After 3 years of daily wear, I finally replaced my insoles.”
"This display shows what can happen to an object in a museum if people keep touching it for a long time."
"A wallet that’s been used for 12 years and a new one"
“This statue of a dog is worn down from all the people over the years who’ve pet it.”
“My dog’s tag: New vs 3 years of use”
“My cats patrol the same route around the garden and have worn a path into the grass.”
“My great-great-grandmother’s cooking spoon, worn down from years of stirring”
“The floor in front of the register has worn through all the floors since this restaurant opened in 1924.”
“The top of this pole has been worn away from all the people leaning on it.”
“3 of the same boot: 6 years old, 3 years old, and new.”
“2 of the same bear, except one has been snuggled for 24 years straight.”
“A black shirt of mine that got a solar tie-dye job after years of being crammed into the back of my car”
“What years of use in a commercial kitchen looks like. The knife on the left was once the same as the knife on the right.”
"The corners of these bricks were polished by the waves and now they look like a rock."
"With time, the ink from an ID stained the plastic cover it was stored in."
“Erosion from dripping hands created a gravel path between this sink and soap dispenser.”