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8 reasons why you should get involved in a Sharing Shed

  • Save money!

Why spend money on expensive tools and equipment that you won’t use all the time? Borrowing items from the Sharing Shed makes sense, so that you can spend your money on other important things. We provide access over ownership through affordable membership options.

  • Save on space

Do you constantly feel like you’re running out of space in your home? The more items you purchase, the more places you need to find to store them. And when you’re only using things a few times a year, they gather dust and take up valuable space. Borrowing means that you can get them when you need them, and return them when you’re done.

  • Maximise resources

Did you know that the average power drill only gets used approximately 3 hours per year? So that’s 8,757 hours that it sits unused every year! Imagine if that drill was being borrowed out every week by different people across Melbourne. All of a sudden it gets used to its full potential, maximising the resources that have been used to manufacture it.

  • Be more sustainable

We’re trying to create a viable alternative to the mass consumption and throw away mentality that our society has. Did you know that household consumption is responsible for 60% of greenhouse gases? Sharing of unused and underutilised assets is one way of reducing your environmental impact.

  • Be part of the community

Sharing Shed Melbourne is bringing together a group of like-minded community members, and if this sounds like you, we want you to come and join us. Become a member, volunteer, or just come and meet others and feel connected to your local community.

  • Discover new hobbies and activities

Ever wanted to try a new hobby or activity but didn’t have the right equipment? Sharing Shed gives you the opportunity to discover new activities without investing in expensive equipment. This is great for activities that you might only do a few times a year.

  • Try before you buy

If you are thinking about investing in costly equipment for hobbies, activities or DIY, come and borrow to try before you buy. You’ll get a chance to see if it’s something that you will use regularly, and determine if it’s a good investment for you or not.

  • Donate your unused items to a new home

Have you got lonely items around your house that could be better utilised by others but not sure what to do with them? Donate them to Sharing Shed Melbourne! We’re always looking for good quality items to add to our collection. If you think you’ve got something that others would benefit from, get in touch. A good test of its suitability is if it’s good enough to lend to your boss or your grandma.

If you want to stay up-to-date with progress of the Sharing Shed and when we’re launching, sign up to our newsletter or get in touch to volunteer with us to get involved.

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