Anyone who is looking for a way to swap, rent, and share what you have directly to other people, it is now easier than ever. A new way of doing business is the perfect way to Do Your Part to reduce waste and be thrifty.
If one is in the market to rent a house for a day or even a month, it is possible to browse the pictures of a beautiful living room one day and be sitting in it the next day. AirBnB.com is an easy to use hub for linking home owners with travelers who want anything from a one night getaway in New York City to a longer stay in a mountain cabin.
The same principle applies for the car you own. The website RelayRides.com links drivers in need with car owners. You can see what’s available where you are and check out the price per hour, day, and week.
That’s a smaller example of a bigger success story. The website ZipCar.com allows thousands of drivers to access cars at any time across the country.
Now, think of all the things that are just sitting around your house that someone else would like to use. It could be video games, books, or a designer purse; Swap.com is one place to go to swap what you do not want for something you do. Your options are absolutely endless.
Lastly, anyone with children knows just how quickly they outgrow clothes. ThredUp.com lets you earn credits for gently used clothing you no longer need. Then, use those credits to shop for the children’s clothing you do want.
Getting more use out of the things we already own is an important way to Do Your Part. Utilizing technology to help make it happen also makes it easier than ever before.