Fix and Maintain

Do you have old, broken or worn out shoes, purses, clothing, furniture, and sporting equipment just sitting in your home or garage? Rather than throwing these things away, consider repairing, maintaining or repurposing them. 

  • Have your favorite pair of shoes re-soled or have the heels fixed.
  • Sew or patch your clothes, or make something new from them.
  • Other ideas - fix furniture, paint or repurpose. Get zippers on purses fixed or have a repair shop fix up any holes or damaged spots - it's cheaper than buying new. Keep sporting equipment usable - e.g. get skis tuned-up annually, sharpen blades on ice skates, etc.

Make the most use of the items you have so that you use less, buy less, and save more! Learn more at

Fix-It Clinic

Fix-it Clinics are a great way to get some help with those pesky items you’ve been meaning to repair. Volunteers will fix your item, and give you tips on how to maintain it.

See if there’s a Fix-It clinic taking place near you by checking the county listings below, or looking at Do It Green! Minnesota's calendar.

Dakota County Fix-It Clinics

Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics

Ramsey County Fix-It Clinics

County Links for Residents


  • Anoka County
  • Carver County
  • Dakota County
  • Hennepin County
  • Ramsey County
  • Washington County