Did you know that by repairing, you’re practicing Zero Waste?
By repairing products and extending their lives, we also keep the items’ raw materials in use for longer, which leads to fewer resources being used over the long term.
Boulder County U-Fix-It Clinics are free, family-friendly community events where volunteer fix-it coaches share their time and expertise to help you repair your broken item. Coaches and tools are provided—you bring the item and the curiosity to fix it!
The Boulder U-Fix-it Clinic
- Learn more about the Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic and sign up
- Follow the U-Fix-It Clinic on Facebook for event reminders
National Fix-It Clinics
- Learn more about fix-it clinics and repair cafes, virtual and in-person, happening throughout the country
- Learn about the importance of fixing instead of buying new, and use online tools to help your own DIY repair efforts
Here are some examples of the types of materials coaches can guide you in disassembling and potentially repairing:
- Clothing, including mending (missing button; rip in seam; tear in fabric), hemming (something’s too short or too long), and minor alterations (taking in fabric at sides, adding patches, etc.) If you have your detached button, a fabric to patch with, or a matching thread, etc., please bring it with you!
- DVD player
- Electronic toys and games
- Hair dryer
- Jewelry, including broken clasps, restringing, chain repairs, and reassembly, as well lengthening/shortening necklaces or bracelets.
- Microwave oven
- Power tools
- Remote control
- Sewing machine
- Toaster or toaster oven