Magazine article Sunset

Share Your Stuff: Four Popular Services and How to Use Them

Magazine article Sunset

Share Your Stuff: Four Popular Services and How to Use Them

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Hey, Neighbor!

(heyneighbor.com)

This social network is bringing back the old-fashioned spirit of lending for free the stuff gathering dust in your garage. You can also swap favors, tike watering plants while on vacation.

PROS Sharing eases pressure on the environment from runaway consumption, and you get to know people in your community. The company also maintains Trusted Neighborhood networks.

CONS The start-up assumes no liability for damages to your belongings. Since it just launched, it has only 3,000 users nationwide.

Airbnb

(airbnb.com)

Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, Airbnb lets people with tgage connect to those who are looking for it The company handles all stransactions, and charges hosts 3 percent of each accepted reservation. Guests pay a 6 to 12 percent booking fee.

PROS As a host, you earn money. The vetting process includes Verified Address badges, a 24-hour customer support Sine, and $50,000 in protection against theft or vandalism. You can also connect with renters through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

CONS You'll want to document yaw things, lock up valuables, and, if you're renting out a bedroom of ye house, contend with a roommate.

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