don’t buy, but borrow. don’t dispose of, but give. sharing is caring.
the current sharing economy fits perfectly with professional organizing: sustainability and not owing more than you need. on this page you find an overview of dutch and international initiatives that are based on sharing:
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worldwide rental of private rooms and homes. an economic use of staying in special places.
sharing a camper or caravan by letting it to or renting it from others, including insurance and 24/7 assistance.
worldwide network where private individuals are having other people stay over in their homes. the pillars are cultural exchange and mutual respect.
present your house on this site and you can exchange it with persons who did the same anywhere in the world. it gives the oppurtunity to have a free stay and be able to live as a local.
dutch site for supply and demand of petsitters: accommodation for your pet. the site gives online avvailibility which is very practical. fees per visit at the pet’s home or in the petsitting family are announced per address. x
by driving together you will save costs. efficient, sustainable and it can be fun too.
recoup on your car or rent one if you don’t need a car on a daily basis. mywheels brings together supply and demand, from car to pick-up, from convertable to van.
snappcar also joins people with and without a car. you may register your car online or see which cars in your neighbourhood are available. snappcar takes care of insurance and assistance. x
network to exchange knowledge and skills with other people in the neighbourhood.
this co-operation wants ‘helping each other‘ to be self-evident again. after registration you can individually offer or request help, but also organize a helping network for someone.
on this site you may find each other for odd jobs, transport or an activity. if no volunteer is available in the neighbourhood there is also an option to find a professional. x
- eet mee
this foundation connects people who like to organize a dinner with people from the neighbourhood. the purpose is to better get to know each other. for the moment the foundation is active in the region of utrecht, but they are offering the formula by license agreement to be available in other parts of the country.
- thuis afgehaald
when you don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking a meal you can check this site to see who in your neighbourhood is cooking for others. meals are at cost price plus a little something. perfect for busy mums & dads, care takers and the elderly.
eat together with or activities organized by local inhabitants. this online community enables hosts and travellers to find each other. x
- de kledingbibliotheek
it works like a regular library, but for clothes. after the rental period the dirty clothes can be thrown into the laundry bag. you can join as a member, with a punchcard or as one night stand. for the time being only in utrecht.
online community for sharing designers’ clothes. if you have such an item in your closet and you want to share, you can get something beautiful in return. the purpose of the founders is to use and re-use beautiful items.
a dutch site with second hand as well as new fashion items with a unique story. the items have to meet certain standards to be considered a ‘treasure’. you shop by category: women, vintage and wardrobe. sometimes they put a hold to the input of items. x
exchange, loan, give and request books, clothes and toys. the process runs through facebook. you decide whether you want to charge something or not.
- minibieb (mini library)
free rental and book exchange. you can also consider to manage a mini library yourself. put one up at your home or at your company/school/club.
by placing a request you can borrow things from people in the neighbourhood. once registered you can adjust the maximum of requests you want to receive per week. x