Neighbor Goods A Resource For What’s Wanted And Needed

If you’ve ever thought it might be a good idea to have a list of resources to share, rent or request, then Neighbor Goods might just be for you.

It’s a combination Craig’s List, and E-Bay with a social capital component.

Let’s say you have a camping tent that cost you $200. Maybe you use it a few times a year. You have the option of sharing or loaning it to a neighbor. Or, you can offer to rent it for a nominal fee, let’s say $20.

If you agree to rent it to a neighbor who needs a tent, you just added $180 of value to your neighborhood.

Maybe a block of neighbors shares a lawnmower. The lawnmower gets ‘checked out’, just like Netflix. The next user/requester gets notified when the mower is available. Instead of six neighbors buying and owning a lawn mower, all share in the use and maintenance of one, investing the savings back into the community.

Organizing a ‘Green Team’ or a community garden or event just got a lot more fun. Getting to know your neighbors and learning about what they’re up to, is a great way to stay related and supportive.

Lot’s of possibilities with this social site. It’s worth looking into. It links with Facebook and Twitter. You can join and invite your friends. This just might be one of those invitations worth receiving.

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