Ms. Fix-It, That's Me
When the zipper on my boots broke after a few years, I was worried that they were done for, and I was really upset. Not only were they pretty expensive (decent veggie shoes usually are), but they were my favorites: waterproof, attractive, comfortable…
I couldn’t fix the zipper myself, even with a pair of pliers. There’s a shoe repair place down the street; I was just worried it wouldn’t be worth it. But they replaced the zipper in two days, for $28. Now the boots are as good as new.
Getting the most life out of the things you own is a huge part of conserving resources. Today it’s often easier to replace than to repair, if only because there aren’t as many places that fix things. The Boston Globe recently had an article talking about local repair shops—everything from TV to furniture. It’s good to keep in mind for the next time we might need to fix something. We recently had a scare with our TV flickering, and if it does die, we’ll definitely look into fixing it before we get a new one.
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Posted: March 10th, 2010 under Miscellaneous.
Tags: no matter how much Jason wants a flat-screen TV..., shoe repair