Are their resources or skills I have that I can share with others?
Is there someone I know who can teach me something new? Or someone who can help me to complete a project?
Is there a resource I have (e.g. a vegetable or herb or fruit tree) in too greater abundance to use it all myself? How can I share my excess with others?
Is there a skill I have that I could teach someone else?
Get to know your neighbours
How can you share resources with the people living closest to you?
Are there ways that you can save money/power etc. by sharing your resources creatively?
(e.g. Meal swaps - take turns at cooking double the amount. This reduces power usage, saves money on food costs (economies of scale!), and saves you time by reducing the number of times a week you cook)
Fix me days
Sharing/borrowing maternity clothes
Hand me down clothes/borrowed shared clothes for young children
Is there something you have two of where you could lend the extra to someone else?
Make use of your public library!
Hire a handbag
Cloth nappy hire kits - check it out before buying to test out what you want/need in order to avoid buying too much or the wrong thing
Hire options for items only needed for a short period (e.g. some baby related items only used for a few months like bassinets/carry cot attachments for prams
The Nappy Network