Inspiration List

 

WHAT CAN I OFFER?
Here’s an ‘Inspiration List’ – a few of the thousands of Wants & Offers that have been traded
through LETS in the UK. It may give you some ideas about the kinds of things you could trade.
If you can’t think of what of offer, or what you want, take a look at the list and think again!
HOME&DOMESTIC
Shopping
Returning library books
Help choosing presents
Kitchen Elf
Washing up
Use of washing machine
Use of carpet cleaner
Carpet cleaning
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


FOOD
Home-baked bread
Pies, Biscuits
Best Recipes, tips
Birthday cakes
Cream teas
Freezer meals
Candle-lit dinners
Caribbean cookery
Special diets
Cooking & shopping for the housebound
Bulk Buy Food Co-op
Garden vegetables delivered
PYO fruit
Free range eggs
Goats milk & yogurt
Local honey, beeswax
Herbs, home grown
Jams, bottled fruit
Dinner set, preserving pans, tables etc to hire
Food mixer to hire
CLOTHINGxxxxx
Clothes repaired
Revamp your wardrobe
Curtains made up
Sweaters, commissions
Clothes swap party
Colour & style advice
Help choosing cloth
Costume making/hire mend jeans, darning
Embroidery, appliqué
Skis, boots etc to rent
Wanted buttons pre-1960
Clothes rail for hire
Patchwork finished
Fabric crafts, bags, hats

ARTS & CRAFTS
Greetings cards
Poster design, DTP
Cartoons, illustrations
Picture frames wanted
House Portraits
Batik, Fabric painting
Candles
Jewellery
Hand printing
Darkroom/studio share
Use of kiln, wheel
Pottery, commissions
Photography
Video camera hire
Art & Craft afternoons
Papier mache Wall hangings
Paintings, sculptures
Disco, Band hire
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Voice, Dance etc lessons
Trips to theatre, cinema, exhibitions
Poems for birthdays
Storytelling, Comedian
Marketing of arts/crafts
Theatre group seeks extras
Recording studio
Bank seeks practice room
Audiotape copying
Slide projector hire
BUILDINGxxxxxxxxx
Electrical repairs – fridges, music centres, washing machines etc
Electrician, emergency call out
Video recorder advice
Joinery, carpentry
Plastering
Plumbing
Central heating
Energy saving advice and installation
Architectural design
Tool, ladder hire
Concrete mixer, skip, scaffolding hire
Saws, chisels sharpened
Walls, fireplaces built
Pianos moved
Gutters cleared
Builders mate, big brawmy & brainy
Household repairs

GARDENING
Gardening advice
Seedlings, cuttings
Garden tool hire, mower, strimmer, etc
Lawn mowing
Weeding, digging
Garden Gang – sorts your garden in a day!
Use part of my garden for allotment
Plant doctor
Hedge laying
Fence erected
Tree surgery
Garden Design
Patios, paths laid
Ponds and fountains
Garden shed
WANTED
Chicken house built
Harvesting help
Logs chopped, delivered
Rotovator hire

ACCOMMODATION
Bed & Breakfast (for your friends when you haven’t room)
Storage: Attic/dry cellar
Room for parties
Garden & barbecue hire
Shed, Garage to rent
Studio share
Stall with tarpaulin
Marquee
Four-berth tent & camping equipment
Camping, back garden
Swap houses for cheap holiday, May-Sept or for Christmas
Two people to share holiday cottage, June
Caravan, temporary site needed

INTERIOR DESIGN
Painting & decorating, wallpapering
Painting parties
Wallpaper stripper
Furniture made, restored, stripped, painted
Advice on decor
Murals, stencils
Marbling, ragging
Space saving design
Upholstery


Now let your mind roam over other categories:
TRANSPORT
OFFICE/COMPUTING
LANGUAGES
TUITION
GOODS WANTED
FOR SALE OR HIRE
HEALTH & BEAUTY CARE
CHILDCARE, etc.