It sounds obvious, but all of us have put off a small fix. I don't have the time. It can wait. Ugh, it's such a pain, I don't even want to think about it.
But you need to make the small fix before it grows into a big problem.
Three years ago, there was a small nick in my windshield. I noticed it and figured my car might not pass inspection. However, inspection was eight months away. Maybe I could just let it go?
I decided to get it taken care of. I figured I'd need a new windshield, but no, the guy just used an acrylic filler and it was as good as new. He said had I not done that, the nick could have gotten bigger, the car would have definitely failed the inspection, and there would be no acrylic fix for that. I'd would have had to get a whole new windshield put in.
The dripping faucet, the sputtering bulb, the leaky pipe, the scratched car, the cracked glass. . .all small things we can live with. But all things that can cost us a lot of money if we don't fix them. I'm the biggest procrastinator on the planet, so I know the urge to just pretend the small problem doesn't exist. Honestly, half the reason why I'm writing this is to remind myself to not let the pain-in-the-neck things go. Small problems can turn into bigger and more expensive ones. Entropy is something we fight against every day.