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4 WebsiteCompass Feature Story YouTube Helps You See How It’s Done Cars Look for channels specific to your type of car or the task you need to accomplish, such as replacing a part. Or find experts with a wide range of knowledge and just watch them work their magic. The South Main Auto YouTube Channel (youtube. com/c/SouthMainAutoRepairAvoca/videos) and D.I.Y. Auto School (youtube.com/ user/diyautoschool/featured) are good places to start. Floor to Ceiling There are many great channels to choose from in the category of home repair. The Weekend Handyman (youtube.com/c/Weekendhandyman/videos) features equipment reviews and how-to videos. Beth the Builder (youtube.com/channel/UCaf2DUl4KT49E5zgdfC2B2Q/videos) offers straightforward, budget-friendly home repairs. DIYHIPChicks (youtube.com/user/DIYHIPChicks/videos) is a DIY resource targeted to women. Bicycles Bicycle repair can become as much of a hobby as bicycling itself. DIY Mountain Bike (youtube.com/channel/UC2deXlEZENAlNpxuR9vqG8g/videos) is targeted specifically to beginners with videos about repairs and how to make your bike more comfortable. Furniture Considering how much we use furniture, it’s no wonder it might need to be repaired every so often. The Recliner Repair Guy (youtube.com/channel/ UCFkI5l8SPoq3A0A3Zw6e-pQ/videos) demonstrates how to do things like install mechanism springs, reattach a rocker block, and prevent recliners from tipping over. Appliances Fixing home appliances yourself can save you a lot of money, and many repairs might be easier than you think. Ben’s Appliances and Junk (youtube.com/channel/UC1sWwB45heL1CfLHLBXCXow/videos) offers step-by-step videos on how to fix washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and more. People learn all kinds of things on YouTube, including languages, crafts, and dancing. There are plenty of YouTubers willing to teach you how to fix your stuff. Check out these channels for repair inspiration. Go Green: Fix Rather Than Buy Is it your first impulse when an item breaks to buy a new one, either online or at your local retailer? That’s completely understandable, especially given the widespread availability of many popular products. But consider the impact of those decisions on the planet. Manufacturing can release CO2 into the environment, meaning the more we can use the products we already have, the better for everyone. Additionally, throwing things away creates waste, which is also bad for the planet and everyone who lives on it. Electronics in particular contain toxic metals and other pollutants that can make their way to landfills and waterways. Next time something breaks, remember the three R’s: • Reduce. You can reduce your impact on the planet by fixing things and using them for a longer time. • Reuse. You can reuse old or broken objects for a different purpose. • Recycle. You can recycle by giving things away when you no longer want them, or by breaking them down and repurposing the parts. QUICK TIP: On YouTube, search for the specific repair you need to do, such as “replace GE stove heating element.”

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