Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things! Save money, save natural resources and be part of a culture of DIY and reuse.
Repair skills offered:
Appliances (small items only, please)
Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
Computers (hardware and software)
Electronics (small items only, please)
Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
Come by anytime in the scheduled time frame to see a ~5 minute repair demo!
5:45 to 6:15 pm: Recycle your Cycle: Change Out Your Tube - Do you know what to do if you get a flat tire on your bicycle? Drop by the Bicycle repair station to see how to change
out a bicycle tube, as well as what disposal options you have for your old tube(s). (Leader: Jake Kane, Transportation Projects Coordinator for the Student Sustainability Initiative)
6:15 to 6:45 pm: The Basics of Vacuum Maintenance - Household vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes but they work in the same simple way; to function properly they need
regular maintenance and cleaning. Stop by the Household repair station for a short demo on basic vacuum maintenance. (Leader: Kyle Knight, Waste Reduction Projects Coordinator for the Student Sustainability Initiative)
6:45 to 7:15 pm: Those Darned Socks: Fixing Holes - Many times, socks, jackets, and sweaters are working great, until you wear through the toe, elbow, or snag them on something.
Darning is a method of fixing holes using only thread, rather than sewing a patch on. Drop by the Clothing repair station to see how it’s done. (Leader: Amanda Abbott, volunteer with the Waste Watchers)
Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you
Directions: Enter through the warehouse gates on 13th St., between the railroad tracks and A Ave. See a map of the entrance and parking here. View our building on Google Maps
here. Enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks.