Monday, February 16, 2009

This seems like a good idea.

This website offers a novel service: a place to share with close friends and keep track of who borrowed what from you. Let's face it, most of us don't lend out books or DVDs often because we have all experienced not getting these items back from well-meaning friends. But wouldn't it be nice to be able to share big-ticket items like specialty garden equipment or a pasta maker or the newest hardcover best-seller or that full series DVD collection to people we trust to take care of them and return them? Families with kids can also share toys and games, maybe even Halloween costumes. And how many times a year do any of us use a carpet shampooer? But it's useful if you have carpeting, and sharing is cheaper than renting one every time.

I am thinking of things we might find useful on occasion but don't have space to store, either; like a power washer before painting the house. Or a canning pot for putting up tomatoes in the fall.

I am all about reducing, reusing and recycling. seems to be a good way to create an organized system for sharing stuff with friends. So check it out!


Dave Coulter said...

I have so many books that I'm often more than happy to pass them along to someone who will read 'em!

Anonymous said...

Sharing is one of many ways people are adapting to fewer resources. I think it's a great idea.