Do you have a pair of jeans with a broken zipper? Or maybe some wooden furniture with scratches? If you're looking for ways to repair these items without having to buy a new one, you're in luck. There are plenty of things that can be repaired without the need for a machine. Rebooting a broken zipper is one of the most common repairs. All you need is a pair of pliers and some patience.
You can also make scratches on wooden furniture disappear with some sandpaper and wood polish. If you're feeling confident, you can even try changing batteries, oil, fan belts, spark plugs, and more on your own. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. If someone in your family is good with cars, you can offer to do something you're good at in exchange for help.
It's also a good idea to find a mechanic you can trust and who won't overcharge.