Get items fixed or mended for free and learn useful repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.
Skilled volunteers help you figure out what's wrong and fix your broken items. Clinics build community and reduce the amount of stuff thrown in the trash.
Fix-It Clinic dates
Fix-It Clinic Flyer
March 19, noon–3 p.m. – South St. Paul Community Center
100 7th Ave N, South St Paul
April 16, noon–3 p.m. – Inver Glen Library
8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights
May 21, noon–3 p.m. – Heritage Library
20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville
June 18, noon–3 p.m. – Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
July 17, 1–4 p.m. – Burnhaven Library
1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville
Aug. 20, noon–3 p.m. – Wentworth Library
199 East Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul
Sept. 17, noon–3 p.m. – Wescott Library
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
Oct. 15, noon–3 p.m. – Pleasant Hill Library
1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings
Nov. 19, noon–3 p.m. – Farmington Library
508 Third St., Farmington
Sign up to be notified about future Fix-It Clinics.
Attend a partner clinic:
Anoka County Fix-It Clinic
Carver County Fix-It Clinic
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic
Ramsey County Fix-It Clinic
Things to remember
- Learn from your fixer — ask questions and be an active participant in the repair process.
- We can't guarantee an item will be fixed, but we'll give it our best shot.
- You're responsible for properly disposing of non-fixable items, but we'll help connect you to the right disposal information.
- Sewers can make minor repairs, mending, hemming pants and skirts and zipper troubleshooting. No major alterations will be possible. If necessary, our sewers will try to provide recommendations for alternative repair services.
What to bring
There is a three-item limit and you must be able to carry items in – no oversized items. Feel free to bring any parts and supplies you think might help with the job. Our volunteers have plenty of tools, but please bring any tool unique to your item.
The following are examples of things that have been repaired at Fix-It Clinics:
- Radios and stereos
- Clothing to mend - must be clean
- DVD players
- Coffee makers
- Sewing machines
- Toasters and toaster ovens
Volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic
Bring your problem-solving skills as a fixer or mender to a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful.
Sign-up online to volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic or contact Thomas Ebert at 952-891-7013.
Fix-It at Home Video Series
Join Fix-it Clinic volunteers as they demonstrate simple repairs and maintenance of everyday items.
Ramsey County has additional repair videos focused on how to mend clothes or maintain household items at home. Find them on the Ramsey County website.
Other repair resources
ReUSE Minnesota—online directory of repair businesses in Minnesota
iFixIt.com—online free repair guide for electronics