If you’re local and you know it, clap your hands…

OK, just kidding about the clap hands part. I thought I’d pass along three of my recent local faves…

I am now going to serenade you with some favorite l0cal stuff I’ve used recently, while I work on a post in drafts about buying local.

Prairieland Herbs Breathe Easy Wand. Way better than Vicks. Effective, nonstinky, no watering eyes.

Repair.com. Worth the drive to Altoona. I have found him to be fair, honest, fast, and to do quality work for less than big stores.

Metro Sales and Service. (no website). They repair sewing machines and vacuums. Their repair guy is nice and really good. They are reasonably fast, depending on workload and how difficult your repair is. They will consistently try to fix what you have instead of replacing parts. (For example, he’s filed down my bobbin case three times now because I keep scratching it somehow, instead of just replacing it. next time, he says, it’ll need to be replaced, but it’s cheaper to file down than to replace, and it keeps it running longer.)


About sarahtar

Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on February 23, 2009, in Des Moines. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey thanks! My vaccum broke a few weeks ago and it’s about to drive me crazy to not clean the carpets. I didn’t want to go buy a whole new one, when I know this one just needs a hose replaced.
    I appreciate the referal to Metro. I called them as soon as I read your post.

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