I’ll be writing about the things I repair on this blog. I’ll also write about the things I can’t fix or are just beyond economical help. I hope this blog will at least inspire others to think twice before just accepting that something doesn’t work. To those who doubt their own ability I say this: If ‘that thing’ isn’t working, grab a screwdriver, take it apart and investigate. What have you got to lose?
Within reason, I’ll try and repair most household items before condemning them to landfill and I hope there are many other shed-dwellers doing the same thing.
In our modern ‘throw it away culture’ one could be called ‘cheap’ for attempting to make-do-and-mend. This is madness as often good quality items end up on the scrap heap with little required to get them back in working order.
While throwing things in the bin and buying new is good news for the economy, we live in a world where the strains on our environment are increasingly evident and repairing things that can be repaired usually makes economic and ecological sense.
My aim here is to promote the art of repair. I also offer a local repair service in Worthing, West Sussex, UK, for a small fee.