Fix your stuff for free at a Repair Cafe
A Repair Cafe is where you can take your broken items and learn how to fix them for free. They can be electrical, mechanical, tools, clothes, in fact, pretty much anything!!
If there's one near me I will usually take my sewing machine along and help people mend their clothes. The dates for these are on the calendar.
If you're not local to Cornwall, there's bound to be one near you somewhere. There's a full list on the Repair Cafe website
The ones I've visited have a lovely community feel to them. They're full of wonderful people volunteering their time because they are passionate about saving stuff from beiong thrown away.
There's also usually cake and tea or coffee involved somewhere too.