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Fixing holiday decor

When it’s time to dig out your holiday decorations from storage, what do you do if some are broken or aren’t working?

Hennepin County has free monthly Fix-It Clinics, where handy volunteers can help you diagnose and possibly fix your broken household stuff. Some holiday decorations, such as those that play music, need sewing or have moving parts (such as ice skaters on a rink) may be able to be repaired at a Fix-It Clinic. Broken strings of lights have a less-successful repair rate, but it’s worth a try, especially if your lights have sentimental value. If string lights can’t be repaired, you can recycle them at the county’s drop-off sites in Brooklyn Park or Bloomington.

Here are some other ideas:

Have holiday décor that is in good shape that you no longer want? Be sure to check out the Choose to Reuse website to find a location near you to sell your home décor.

Have a great holiday season while keeping your stuff in working order!