Not everything has built-in obsolescence—as this fantastically handy guide to fixing everyday objects proves! Whether you need to repair a strap on a favorite handbag or mend a leak in a washing machine, How to Repair Everything is packed full of tips and tricks of the trade for the person who likes to do-it-yourself. From quick fixes that will get you out of a jam to permanent solutions that make the item good as new, this is perfect for anyone who hates the throwaway society and would much rather refurb and recycle. With advice on tools, materials, and methods and written in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format, this is a book that makes it easier to say "No" to our disposable society and make a real difference. Whether it’s a sweater that’s shrunk in the wash, a broken umbrella spoke or fixing a microwave oven, you’ll be amazed just how many things can be mended with a few tools and a bit of patience.