Do you have a torn shirt, broken bike, or otherwise damaged items? Bring them to the Fall Repair Fair on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street).
Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos to learn more skills! See the list below for this month’s skills and demonstrations. The event is free and open to all.
Repair skills offered:
- Appliances and Electronics
- Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
- Computer Diagnostics
- Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
- And more!
All demos are a drop-in format; stop by any time during the hour to learn new skills. Demos offered will include:
5:30 – 6:30 PM
- Rub-A-Dub: Make Your Own Toiletries – Come learn how to make your own deodorant, body scrub, and/or dry shampoo using simple, natural ingredients! Come away with recipes and a sample of one of the finished products, while supplies last. Making your own toiletries is a practical and fun way to save money, ditch products with those long lists of unknown ingredients and lighten your environmental footprint. (Leaders: Charlotte Gruninger and Amy Jean, volunteers with the Waste Watchers)
- Wormshop: Composting with a Worm Bin – Worm bins are a method of composting using red wrigglers to break down food waste. Stop by to learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin for your household, which is a great way to reduce your trash and create a useable product! (Leader: Kyle Reed, Outreach Assistant for Campus Recycling)
6:30 – 7:30 PM
- Yarning for Warmth: Learn Crocheting – Learn how to crochet! We will teach you a basic pattern that can be used for a variety items like scarves and hats. We will also offer materials and guidance to get you started making your own door draft blocker (a tube that is tucked under doors to keep out pesky winter drafts). Crocheting your own items saves you money, is a creative outlet and reduces packaging waste. (Leader: Shannon Ritz, Repair Fair Chair for the Waste Watchers)
- Clean Up Your Act: D.I.Y. Green Cleaning – Be kind to the environment and your wallet at the same time! Come learn how you can use a few basic, food-safe ingredients to clean your whole home. Bonus: take home a free sample – mason jar included! (Marisa Specht, Program Assistant for Campus Recycling)
Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.
Directions: We are located at 644 SW 13th St. in Corvallis; see a map of the entrance and parking here; view our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks. City buses 3, 6 and 8 stop within 2-4 blocks of our building while routes1, 5 and 7 stop 6 blocks away at 11th & Monroe (view full details on the Corvallis Transit System website or use Google Transit to find the best option for you).
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