Briefly Noted

Fix it Fair

By Staff

We lament the disposable culture that we have created over the last few decades. But who among us fixes things any more? Broken vacuum? Into the landfill. Hole in your socks? Easier to buy new ones than to darn it.

But what if we didn’t allow ourselves to “buy” into this kind of lifestyle? Want to fix something but don’t know how? Utah Recycling Alliance can help. And no, it’s not an app or a website, this is real people coming together to teach and guide newbies through the art of fixing, repairing, making new again at their fix-it fairs, happening every other month.

Bring clothing, small carpentry items, small appliances, bikes or small electronics (no large items like refrigerators or couches, please) and get matched with a repair coach. Attendees will be helped in the order they arrive and when the best-suited coach is available. Participation is free and the first 40 people to arrive get a special half-off admission coupon to the museum.

The next Fix-It Clinic, hosted by Utah Recycling Alliance, happens on Saturday, May 27 at the Leonardo (209 E 500 S). Volunteer coaches are always needed. If you have an area of expertise and would like to participate, email:

This article was originally published on May 4, 2017.