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2019 

"The Kondo Konsequence." I'm quoting an email I just got, leaving out the name of the shop to protect the innocent."At CapacityWow! Everyone sure has been cleaning house! Due to an overwhelming amount of consignments coming in this week, and being short-staffed we won't be accepting consignments ...
01/30/2019
Tacoma Fix-It Fair February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Free Fix-it Fairs are free, community-based events where you can get items repaired for free. Fix-it Fairs are 3-hour events held at various sites throughout Tacoma, with the intention of making them accessible to all.  At these events, communi...
01/29/2019
Repair Clark County – Vancouver February 12 @ 8:00 pm   Free  Repair Clark County   Tuesday February 12, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM Smith Tower Apartments 515 Washington Street Vancouver, WA 98660   What: Free community events where skilled volunteer ‘fixers’ lend their skills to participants who bring...
01/29/2019
SHREDDING EVENT CENTRALIA February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free Shredding Event hosted by LeMay Mobile Shredding on Saturday February 2, 2019, 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Home & Garden Show NW Sports Hub 701 Allen Avenue Centralia, WA 98531
01/29/2019
KIRKLAND-ONLY STYROFEST – RECYCLE STYROFOAM & PLASTIC FILM (+ Shredding 3/2 & 7/13) February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm    Free Kirkland residents only – please bring ID Styrofest at Kirkland Public Works Maintenance Center915 8th StreetKirkland WA 98033 February 2, 2019 9:00AM – 3:00PM   The City of ...
01/29/2019
My beloved box knife, Big Blue, was near death after he lost several incredibly infuriatingly small screws. No big box store carried that size. Even my these-guys-ALWAYS-save-the-day McLendon, a hold-out family-owned chain harking back to the magnificent old days when screws didn't come in plasti...
01/27/2019
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1-800-Got-Junk is playing a radio ad about the weird things its team members haul. The 2017 list is here. The eclectic selections include a large statue of Gentleman Jack of Jack Daniels lineage, TV personality memorabilia, and a small boat. The ad amuses and frustrates me. Yes, the stuff is some...
01/27/2019
I make no secret of disliking Marie Kondo. I'm gonna link to proof here and here. And I watch very little television these days, follow the news through secondary sources (Facebook, the Weather Channel) and trace it back to primary sources (The New York Times, Washington Post, reputable websites,...
01/26/2019
12-14-2019 (2nd Saturday of every month)   10:00AM – 2:00PM   Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery Shop 1900 Brick Road Ellensburg, WA 98926   Rodeo City Repair Café is a community of volunteers donating their time to help with the repair of household appliances, lamps, tools, furniture, bic...
01/18/2019
11-9-2019 (2nd Saturday of every month)   10:00AM – 2:00PM   Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery Shop 1900 Brick Road Ellensburg, WA 98926   Rodeo City Repair Café is a community of volunteers donating their time to help with the repair of household appliances, lamps, tools, furniture, bicy...
01/18/2019