In a small apartment, there is often no extra room to spread out and work on a project. It can be difficult to find a spot to lay out all of your tools and materials, let alone a comfortable place to sit or stand while you work.
Another challenge is the lack of ventilation. Small apartments have limited windows or poor airflow, which can make it uncomfortable or even hazardous to work with certain chemicals, such as paint or varnish. This can make it challenging to complete a project safely and effectively.
In addition, there may be noise restrictions or concerns about disturbing neighbors. For example, sanding or hammering can create loud noises that may not be appreciated by those living nearby. This can limit the amount of time you have to work on a project or force you to work during specific hours, which can be frustrating.
Finally, there is the issue of storage. In a small apartment, there may not be enough space to store all of the tools and materials needed for a project. This can make it difficult to keep everything organized and accessible, slowing the project and adding to the frustration.
Despite these challenges, many people still enjoy the process of fixing or painting furniture.
That is where we can help, Seed-2-STEM hopes to partner with the ECF to make a truly unique space for home repairs. We are proposing a Repair Cafe for MaWan residents to gather and repair their own furniture and appliances, or engage in hobbies. In addition, we will offer workshops for adults to learn how to fix and repair items around the house, classes for kids to upcycle waste and make their own belongings last longer, and a consignment space to sell items you don’t want any longer.
If this sounds great to you, get involved now! Fill in the contact form here!