Some free, hands-on help with your simplifying
Are you looking for some free hands-on help or motivation with your simplifying? I am looking for a “test case”—someone in Minneapolis or St. Paul I could work with in two three-hour sessions to test my abilities to coach and help someone through the simplifying process. If that sounds interesting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free repair services
This spring and summer there are good opportunities to have your broken items fixed for free! I brought a knit glove with a hole in the finger (and some scrap yarn) and a broken electric tea kettle to an April Fix-it Fair and left with a hole-less glove and a broken tea kettle with a diagnosis (bad heating element). That April fix-it clinic brought together many talented volunteer fixers and saved 663 pounds of items needing repair at no cost to the item owners. Wow!
The fix-it fairs are organized by a woman-owned St. Paul business called Fixity along with community partners. Check Fixity’s Facebook page for upcoming dates — right now the next fix-it fair is planned for June 28 as part of the St. Paul Public Library’s Maker Fest. Check to see if the fix-it fair includes a recycling drop off for ewaste—you may be able to cross multiple things off your to-do list!