Looking for resources to support your fix-it ambitions? Here are a few good ones we like. Comment below to tell us any others you use and love!

ifixit – An open-source online repair manual for just about anything. Particularly robust resources for phone and other small electronics, but plenty of other stuff too.

Reddit – A forum to post your questions and get answers from a global community. There are subreddits for any speciality (check out DIY, DIY_tech, HomeImprovement) but fixit is a great place to start.

YouTube – Yup, just good ol’ YouTube. Type “how to fix ____” into the search bar and you will be surprised at how many tutorials you’ll find. If you’re having trouble fixing or using something, chances are very high that someone else has had the same problem – and made a video about how to solve it.

The Family Handyman – if you can deal with all the pop-up ads, there are awesome resources in here for fixing all kinds of ordinary household things.

Tell us what else we should add to the list!


  1. Hey—great resource! I wondered (re: Aug 19 session in Halifax) if I could bring a Kitchen-Aid mixer… I think a gear is stripped.

  2. Stores where you can buy used stuff – Salvation Army Thrift Store, Goodwill Goodies Store, Value Village, Habitat For Humanity ReStore.
    How about places where people can get ideas for re-purposing stuff that can’t be repaired?

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