Inspiration List

L E T S  G E T  I N S P I R E D
~ a list of ideas for anyone who thinks they have nothing to offer ~

HOME & DOMESTIC
China repairs
Cookers / carpets / windows cleaned
Extra help when you're ill
Hairdressing
Help moving house
House "blitz" cleaning
House minding
Ironing
Kitchen Elf
Pet sitting, dog walking
Plant care during holidays
Returning library books
Shopping
Video recording
Waiting in for tradesmen
Your Slave for the Day

BUILDING
Advice on décor, energy saving, DIY etc.
Builders mate, big, brawny & brainy
Carpentry, Plastering … etc.
Electrical repairs
Emergency call out
Furniture made, restored, stripped, painted
Gutters cleared
Hire: ladders, trestles, drill, wallpaper stripper, scaffolding etc.
Murals, stencils, marbling
Painting parties
Painting, Decorating, Wallpapering
Pianos moved
Shelves put up
Space saving design
Tools sharpened (saws, chisels, shears etc)

TEACH/ADVISE
Best Recipes, tips
Cookery lessons
Help choosing presents
Marketing of art/crafts
Teaching your skills or interests (Hindi language, budgeting, left-handed knitting, kite making etc.)

OFFICE/COMPUTER
Bookkeeping
Computer crash help.
Conflict resolution
DTP, web design
Running meetings
Typing
Use of computer with internet

FOOD
Bread, home baked
Bulk Buy Food Co-op
Cakes, cookies, cream teas
Decorated Birthday Cakes
Dinner party caterer / waiter
Extra cooker space at Xmas
Freezer meals
Home grown fruit / veg / herbs in season
Jams, bottled fruit
Loan of mixer, plates, glasses
PYO trips

KIDS
Baby sitting / child care
Granny for hire
Help with kids' parties
Share days out

CLOTHING
Clothes repaired
Clothes swap party
Colour & style advice
Costume making
Curtains made up
Embroidery, applique
Mending jeans, darning
Patchwork finished
Revamp your wardrobe
Sweaters, commissions

ARTS & CRAFTS
Cartoons, illustrations
Craft afternoons organised
Crafts: Candles, Jewellery, Greetings Cards, Pottery, Papier mache – whatever you are good at
Darkroom/studio share
House Portraits
Lessons: Knitting, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Dance etc
Photography at weddings
Poems for birthdays
Slide projector hire
Tape copying
Trips to theatre, cinema, exhibitions
Video Camera hire

EVENTS
Cleaning up after parties
Delivering newsletters
Disco, Band hire
Fundraising help
Mailing out
Phoning promotion
Rent-a-crowd
Storytelling, Comedian

GARDENING
Allotment share
Erect or lay: fencing / decking / chicken house / hedges / ponds / fountains / paths.
Garden Gang – sorts your garden in a day!
Gardening advice
Lawn mowing, weeding, digging
Loan of garden tools: mower, strimmer, rake, hoe etc
Logs chopped
Mulch, Seedlings, cuttings
Plant doctor
Tree surgery
Use part of my garden for allotment

ACCOMMODATION
Bed & Breakfast (for friends when over crowded)
Camping, back garden
Commercial kitchen for weekend catering
Garden & barbecue hire
Room for parties
Stall with tarpaulin
Storage: Attic/dry cellar
Studio share
Swap houses for cheap holiday, May-Sept or for Christmas

CARING / HEALING
Alternative therapies
Reading for elderly or the blind

HIRE/LEND/SHARE
4 berth tent & camping equipment
Car share scheme
Clothes rail for hire
Skis, boots etc to rent
Use of carpet cleaner

TRANSPORT
Basic car repairs
Bike repairs
Car loan to insured
Home tuning
Lifts offered
Small van for carting

Let your mind wander :–

  • what do you love doing?
  • what have you wished someone would do for you ?
  • what do you know that others often don’t?

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