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What to offer on LETS?

Here's an Inspiration List of just a few of the many thousands of items and services that have been traded through LETS in the UK. It may give you some of ideas about the kind of things you could trade. If you can't think of what to offer, or what you want, take a look at the list and think again.

 
Home and Domestic:
Shopping
Returning Library books
Helping choose presents
Kitchen Elf
Washing up
Use of washing machine
Use of carpet cleaner
Window cleaning
Cookers cleaned
House blitz cleaning
Help when moving house
Help with kids' parties
Cleaning up after parties
Extra help when you're ill
Your slave for the day
Ironing
China repairs
Shelves put up
House minding
Waiting in for tradesmen
Plant care during holidays
Pet sitting, dog walking
 
Building:
Electrical repairs: fridges, music centres etc

Electrician, emergency call out

Video recorder advice

Joinery, carpentry

Plastering

Plumbing

Central heating

Energy saving advice and installation

Architectural design

Tools, ladder hire

Concrete mixer, skip, scaffolding hire

Saws, chisels sharpened

Walls, fireplaces built

Pianos moved

Gutters cleaned

Builders mate, big brawny and brainy

Household repairs
 
Interior Design:
Painting and Decorating
Wallpapering
Wallpaper stripping
Furniture made/restored /stripped/painted
French polishing
Advice on decor
Murals
Marbling
Space saving design
Upholstery
Arts and Crafts:
Personal greeting cards

Poster design, DTP
Cartoons, iillustrations
Old picture frames wanted House portraits
Batik, Fabric painting

Tie dyeing

Candles and jewellery

Silk screen printing

Darkroom amd studio share

Use of kiln / wheel

Pottery, commissions

Photography

Video Camera hire

Art and craft afternoons
Papermaking
Models for life drawing

Paintings, sculptures

Disco/Band hire

Guitar, Piano, singing

Voice, Dance etc lessons

Trips to the theatre, cinema exhibitions

Poems for birthdays

Storytelling, comedian

Theater group seeks extra

Recording studio

Band seeks practice room

Audio tape copying

Slide projector hire

Marketing of arts/crafts

 

 



 
 
Clothing:
Clothes repaired

Revamp your wardrobe

Curtains made up

Sweaters, commissions

Clothes swap parties

Colour and style advice

Help choosing clothes

Costume making

Mending jeans

Emdroidery, applique

Skis, ski boots to rent

Wanted buttons pre 1960

Clothes rail for hire

Patchwork finished

Fabric crafts, bags and hats
Food:
Home baked bread
Pies, cookies
Best recipes, tips
Celebration Cakes
Cream teas
Vegetarian freezer
Meals
Bulk buy fod co-op
Garden vegetables
Allotment vegetables delivered
Goats milk and yoghurt
Candle lit dinners
Carribean Cookery
Special diets, invalid
cooking and shopping
Local honey, beeswax
Herbs, home grown
Jams, bottled fruit
Dinner Set, preserving
pans, tables etc to hire
Food mixer for sale

Gardening:

Gardening advice
Garden tool hire. mower, strimmer etc
Weeding lawn
Mowing, digging
Garden gang- sorts your garden out in a day
Use of part of garden for allotment
Hedge laying
Fence erected
Tree surgery
Garden design
Chicken House built
Patios, paths laid/Ponds and fountain/Garden shed wanted
Harvest help
Logs chopped and delivered
Manure
Strimmer for hire
Chain saw and driver
Accommodation:
Bed and breakfast (for your friends when you haven't room)
Storage: Attic/Dry cellar
Garden and barbecue hire
Shed/garage to rent
Room for parties
Stall for Tarpaulin
Marquee
Berth tent and camping equipment, all in
Camping, back garden
Swap houses for cheap holiday of Christmas
People to share holiday cottage
Caravan, temporary site needed
Grazing for horses

 

 

 

Now let your mind roam over these other categories:

Transport
Business
Office/computing
Goods wanted, for sale or hire
Health and Beauty
Tuition
Childcare

 

 

 

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