A problem shared is a problem halved, as many a grandmother will have said over the years. It might be an idiom that harks back to a bygone era, but thankfully the sentiment is alive and well in the 21st century thanks to people like neighborgoods.net.

Here you can find people near you who are interested in sharing. Not the usual sort of sharing we often talk about here – pictures, videos, jokes etc.

No, this is actual sharing. Things that maybe you don’t use every day but your neighbour might find useful. From stepladders to bikes to potted plants – you name it, somebody might be desperately looking for what you have.

You sign up and find people nearby who are interested in helping out or who are seeking help.

It’s a brilliant idea, and one that brings people together to create a real sense of community. And that’s something that is often sadly lacking in today’s hustle and bustle

It’s a global scheme, so you should find somebody not far away, no matter where you are.

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