Fix it yourself!

There’s never been a better time to get involved with fixing your own things. The tools and expertise to make repairs, whether to a fan, a lamp, or a bag are out there: visit the Fixers Collective, which meets monthly in the Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn, or, if you happen to be in Amsterdam, try any number of the local repair cafes there, as theĀ The New York Times reported on recently. Even if it’s the fridge or your iPhone that’re broken, search around online for professional repairs before you replace. You might be surprised how fixing something can change your relationship with it, or deepen an affair with something that’s already precious.

(Image via NYTimes)