Don’t be afraid to take it apart
The handy Fix-It Clinic volunteers have gained some valuable insights into common repair issues that can help encourage residents to join the fix-it movement. Volunteers believe one of the first things to overcome is the fear of taking something apart. They encourage people to remember that the item is already broken, so there’s no harm in trying to fix it. Plus, troubleshooting and fixing things is challenging and fun!
At Fix-It Clinics, the volunteers guide you through each step of the repair process at your own pace, giving you practical skills that you can use for other repair needs down the road. To date, 77 percent of items brought in have been repaired, so there’s a good chance you’ll leave a Fix-It Clinic with a mended item. If the item isn’t fixable, you’ll still leave with new skills and the confidence to try fixing other broken items.