Edinburgh Local Exchange Trading System

What to trade

This inspiration list is compiled from some of the Wants & Offers that have been traded throughout the UK, might help stimulate your creative inner trader.

HOME & DOMESTIC

  • Kitchen Elf
  • Shopping
  • Use of washing machine
  • Use of carpet cleaner
  • Window cleaning
  • Ironing
  • Mending
  • Help moving house
  • Help with kids’ parties
  • Plant care or pet sitting
  • Childcare

FOOD

  • Home-baked bread, pies
  • Celebration cakes
  • Jams and preserves
  • Vegetarian freezer meals
  • Garden vegetables
  • Pick-your-own fruit
  • Candle-lit dinners
  • Home-grown herbs
  • Food mixer, etc. for sale

CLOTHING

  • Clothes mended
  • Swap parties
  • Costume -making
  • Embroidery
  • Skis & ski boots for hire
  • Fabric crafts

ARTS & CRAFTS

  • Personal greeting cards
  • Batik, Tie-dye
  • Candlemaking workshop
  • Silk-screen printing
  • Darkroom/studio share
  • Use of pottery kiln/ wheel
  • Photography
  • Video camera hire
  • Models for life drawing
  • Music or dance lessons
  • Recording studio/ practice room hire
  • Audio CD copying

BUILDING / DIY

  • Electrical repair
  • Putting up shelves
  • Joinery/carpentry
  • Energy saving advice & installation
  • Saws, chisels sharpened
  • Tool hire
  • Walls, fireplaces built
  • Scaffold hire
  • Household repairs

GARDENING

  • Gardening advice
  • Garden tool hire (mower, etc.)
  • Weeding, digging, mowing
  • Use part of my garden allotment
  • Hedge Laying
  • Fencing erected
  • Tree surgery
  • Paths laid
  • Building treehouses/ garden shed
  • Logs chopped/delivered
  • Barbecue hire

ACCOMMODATION

  • Bed & Breakfast (for your friends when you don’t have any room)
  • Storage space (attic, cellar)
  • Tent & camping equipment hire
  • Temporary caravan site

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Painting & decorating
  • Wallpapering / wallpaper stripping
  • Furniture restoration
  • Advice on decor
  • Murals
  • Marbling
  • Space saving design
  • Upholstery
  • Furniture assembly

Edinburgh LETS Wish List

Here is a “wish list” of goods or services members of Edinburgh LETS always find valuable:

  • bicycle hire
  • DIY/ home handy-people
  • plumbing help
  • electrical help
  • joinery
  • cleaning
  • gardening
  • cookery
  • bicycle hire
  • car maintenance / cleaning
  • lessons in real Italian/Spanish/Indian cooking
  • Help with computers
  • help with admin

For “real-time” requests, please see our “wanted” adverts.