Exchange and trading ideas

Completed Shed built

Those new to LETS frequently struggle to think what they might offer but we all have something to give. Here's a huge list of ideas from LETS groups all around the country.

In Bracknell LETS we'd love to have more people join who are handy-people with DIY skills. For example, we have members who'd like shelving put up, gardens dug, garden paths laid, painting.
We have quite a large selection of tools for 'rental', some great cooks/bakers and even someone who can milk your pet goat.

What you could offer at LETS

  • Lifts to: the airport, appointments, shopping, LETS meetings
  • Waiting in for: deliveries, services
  • Gardening – advice, planting, mowing, tidying, potting...
  • DIY (the simple stuff) – painting and decorating, putting up shelves...
  • Trading items – food, plants, books, anything you no longer need that others might like
  • Cooking – from baking cakes or bread to weekly meals
  • Advice – do you have specialist knowledge or experience toyou be helpful to others
  • Domestic cleaning
  • Shop polishing, ironing, bed making, sewing
  • Tool loan – DIY tools, garden or paper shredder, leaf blower, sewing machine, soup maker, slow cooker
  • Savvy shopping – see a great deal and share/trade with members
  • Passionate about travel – present a slide show and talk at a LETS meeting
  • Dog walking, cat sitting, pet feeding
  • Holiday house checks – popping in and turning lights on and off
  • Lending books, CDs, DVDs
  • Collecting and dropping off prescriptions
Everyone has something to offer and, as long as members trade fairly, honestly and responsibly, the system works.  Bracknell LETS has been in existence for over 20 years and has devised certain checks and balances to make sure that our system is robust, active, fair and successful.