15 'Normal' Things From the '80s and '90s That Are Considered Luxuries Now

By Bo Beard | May 11, 2024

Commonplace and affordable

Looking back at the 1980s and 1990s often stirs up feelings of nostalgia for what used to be part of our "everyday norm." 

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What was once commonplace and affordable four decades ago now seems like extravagant luxuries or occasional splurges in the present day.

Household items

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1. During the '80s and '90s, household items such as toasters, blenders, cookware, refrigerators, ovens, vacuums, and other equipment were built to endure for a decade or more. When comparing older appliances to newer models, advancements in technology have occurred, but the materials used in the past were of superior quality.