How To Share

Welcome to our growing collection of how to share posts, which can help you save money, be green, and build community through sharing. In fact, Shareable's publisher Neal Gorenflo made new friends and saved $17,000 in 2011 during his "Year of Living Shareably." Try one of the guides and let us know how it goes.

Table of Contents

Get Started
Housing
Food
Family
Community
Cities
Neighborhoods
Transportation
Technology
Work
Entrepreneurship
Travel
Education
The Commons
Money
Miscellaneous

Get Started

Six Ways to Start Sharing
The Beginners Guide to the Sharing Economy
Shareable's Top 20 'How To' Share Guides
Top Ten Ways to Save Money through Sharing
The Gen Y Guide to Collaborative Consumption

Housing

How to Start a Housing Co-op
How to Share a House: A Case Study
How to Stop Foreclosure through Homesharing
How to Start Your Own Waterpod
Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating
Panning for Gold: How to Find and Keep a Housemate
How to Compost for Cohousing
Homes on the Range: A Homesteader's Manifesto

Food

How to Share a Chicken (or Two)
How to Raise Urban Chickens
How to Start a Farmers' Market 
How to Share a Cow
How to Share a Vegetable Garden
How to Start a Crop Mob
How to Reinvent the Potluck
The Shareable Feast
How to Host a Stranger Dinner
How Hosting a Babyfood Swap Saved My Sanity and Fed My Child
Top 10 Tips for Starting a Campus Food Coop
How to Grow a Garden on Your Balcony
How To Host a MamaBake Food Swap Session
Ingredients for a Successful Urban Kitchen Garden
Food Swaps: Trading Tasty Treats Keeps Culinary Boredom at Bay
How to Share Land
How to Start a Crop Swap
How to Have a Shareable Thanksgiving
How to Dumpster Dive, Eat Free & Fight Waste
How to Glean for Good
The Anarchist's Guide to Seed Sharing
How to Enjoy a Free, Moveable Feast of Weeds
How to Host a Permablitz
How to Start a Grocery Co-op
How to Be an Urban Fruit Forager
How to Start the AirBnb of Kitchen Incubators in Your Community
How to Host a Great Canning Session
10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town
How to Share Your Meal with Strangers for Thanksgiving

Family

How I Avoided Holiday Shopping Through a Donation Exchange
How to Share a Nanny
How Hosting a Babyfood Swap Saved My Sanity and Fed My Child
How to Start a Nature Group for City Kids
How to Share an Education
How to Throw a Toy Exchange
How to Teach Your Kid to Share
Make Your Holiday a Shared Affair
How to Design Family-Friendly Transit
How to Share School Transportation—and Why
How to Raise Non-Competitive Kids
DIY 'I Do': How to Plan a Shareable Wedding
How to Have a Shareable Thanksgiving
Five Easy Ways to Have a Shareable Halloween
How to Create a Walking School Bus in Your Neighborhood
Rethinking Mother's Day: 6 Shareable Ways to Lighten Mom's Load
Webinar: How to Start a Childcare Cooperative

Community

How to Start a Gift Circle
How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff 
How to Start a Tool Library in Your Community
How to Throw a House Concert
How to Start a Really Really Free Market
How to Start Your Own Skillshare
The Ultimate Guide To Organizing a Skillshare
Eight Ways to Share Your Stuff with the World
How to Share a Chicken (or Two)
How to Start a Farmers' Market
How to Throw a Community Swap Meet
How to Share Time Through Timebanking
How to (Legally) Open a Gift (Economy)
How to Share an Education
How to Host a Stranger Dinner
The Shareable Feast 
How to Reinvent the Potluck 
How to Turn a Payphone Into a Library
How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group
How to Start a Critical Mass Ride
How to Create a Successful Collective
How to Start a Crop Mob
How to Create Your Own Seed Lending Library
How To Host a MamaBake Food Swap Session
How to Throw a Succesful Yard Sale
How to Share in a Dialogue Despite Differences
How to Share the Big Stuff
How to Manage Usage of a Shared Asset
How To Share Land
Ingredients for a Successful Urban Kitchen Garden
Food Swaps: Trading Tasty Treats Keeps Culinary Boredom at Bay
How to Start a Revolution
How to Stage a Clothes Swap
How to Stage a Media Swap
How to Map Assets & Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures
Cultivating a Sustainable Community
How to Host a House Concert
10 Ways to Create Community in a Suburban 'Hood
How to Make a Party Box to Share with Your Neighbors
Sunday Soup: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
How to Start a Community Currency
How to Build a Vibrant Open Source Community
How to Start Your Own Free Store
The Anarchist's Guide to Seed Sharing
How to Make Better Decisions Together
How to Host a Great Sharing Event
How to Build Sustainable Communities - Let's Collaborate NYC
How to Organize a Citywide Garage Sale
How to Host a Permablitz
How to Change the World by Building a Swarm
How to Start the AirBnb of Kitchen Incubators in Your Community
How to Start a Community Land Trust
10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town
How to Share Your Meal with Strangers for Thanksgiving
How to Build Thriving, Resilient Communities
Learn to Jam: 20 Tips for Making Music with Friends

Cities

How to Organize a ShareFest
Host Guide for the Sharing Cities Map Jam
How to Design Cities to Counter Racism
How to Swap Cities
7 Ways to Reinvent Your City, Burning Man Style
How to Create Abundant Cities
12 Nifty Ideas to Improve Your City
How Tax-Sharing Can Save Cities
How to Design Family-Friendly Transit
How to Create a Bike Corridor
How to Be an Urban Change Agent, Shareable Style
How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City
Ingredients for a Successful Urban Kitchen Garden
How to Fall in Love With the Place You Live
12 Nifty Ideas to Improve Your City
How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
How to Map the New Economy in Your City
How to Create Engaging Public Spaces
How to Host a Permablitz
How to Create Abundant Cities
7 Bike Commuting Tips for First Timers
Cycling Etiquette (AKA How Not to Be a Jerk in Three Easy Steps)
Curitiba's 12-Point Plan for Creating a Bike-Friendly City
10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town

Neighborhoods

How to Plant a Habitat Garden at the Local Playground
How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group
How to Build a Better Neighborhood
How to Create Your Own Seed Lending Library
How to Make a Street Carfree
How to Turn a Payphone Into a Library
How to Help Your Neighbors Go Solar
How to Design a Neighborhood for Happiness
How to Encourage Recycling in Your Neighborhood
How to Build a Better Block
10 Ways to Create Community in a Suburban 'Hood
How to Kick Off a Shareable Spring
Bring Transition Town-Style Sharing Into Your Community
How to Make a Free Things Box
How to Host a Permablitz
10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town
How to Build Thriving, Resilient Communities
How to Negotiate a Communities Benefit Agreement

Transportation

How to Be a Carfree Family
How to Share Your Car with a Stranger
How to Share a Car (Part I)
How to Share a Car (Part II)
How to Make a Street Carfree
How to Design Family-Friendly Transit
How to Share School Transportation—and Why
How to Carpool with Strangers
How to Improve Bike Signage
How to Create a Bike Corridor
How to Drive Your Car with an iPhone
The A-B-C of Winter Biking
12 Nifty Ideas to Improve Your City
How to Run a Bike Valet
How to Become a Tech Nomad
How to Start Your Own Car Sharing Program
How to Share Your Car Like a Pro in 5 Easy Steps
How to Make a Community More Walkable
How to Build a Bike-Portable Rolling Cart
How to Share Your Car Like a Pro in 5 Easy Steps
7 Bike Commuting Tips for First Timers
Cycling Etiquette (AKA How Not to Be a Jerk in Three Easy Steps)
Curitiba's 12-Point Plan for Creating a Bike-Friendly City
Five Crucial But Easy Bike Maintenance Tips

Technology

How to Help Your Neighbors Go Solar
How Social Media Shapes Offline Reading
How to Find Jobs Through Social Media
How to Start Your Own Waterpod
How to Drive Your Car with an iPhone
Keeping New Year's Resolutions With Social Media
I Made An iPad eBook in One Weekend (And You Can Too!)
How to Set Up An Open Mesh Network in Your Neighborhood
How to Share an eBook
How to Learn from Open Resources Online
How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Hacking the Commons: How to Start a Hackerspace
How to Join the Open Wireless Movement
How to Build a Vibrant Open Source Community
How to Create an eBook the Open Source Way
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
How to Choose An Open Source Hardware License
How to Choose An Open Source Software License
7 Ways to Lead 'Swarmwise' in a Networked World
10 Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance
How to Build a FabLab
How Non-programmers Can Contribute to Open Source Projects
10 Ways to Get Started with Open Source
How to Write Your Book Using Linux
How to Integrate Open Collaboration into Your Project
How to Make a Collaborative Video in 7 Steps

Work

How Nonprofits Can Share Down Their Costs (Part I)
How Nonprofits Can Share Down Their Costs (Part II)
How to Find Jobs Through Social Media
How to Hire for a Democratic Company
How to Share Your Job Search
How to Promote New Ideas at Work
How to Design a Workspace for Sharing
How to Foster Passion on the Job
How to Live Your Values at Work
How to Foster Dialogue at Work
How to Vote for Your Boss
How to Decentralize Your Company Structure
How to Democratize Corporate Ownership
How to Make Employees Feel Secure During Tough Times
How to be Open with Financial Information
How Companies Can Help Balance Work and Life
How Can Companies Promote Pay Transparency?
How Big Companies Can Embrace Everyone's Ideas
How to Jelly: A Guide to Casual Coworking
How to Share a Job
How Gen Y Can Create Its Own Stimulus Package
How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Cowork
Four Steps to Being a Great TaskRabbit Poster
Become a Super-Savvy TaskRabbit Poster
A Coworkers Guide to Slaying Procrastination
Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work
10 Creative Ways to Reuse Extra Office Supplies
How to Share Your Office Space the Right Way
How to Build a Collaborative Hub in a Rural Setting

Entrepreneurship

How to Launch Your Startup Idea for Less than $5K
Five Ways Crowdsourcing Can Accelerate Your Start-Up
How to Swap Cities
How to Start a Worker Co-op
How to Run a Bike Valet
How to Make a Franchise Shareable
How to Create Your Own Green Job
5 Essential Tools for Starting a Coworking Space
How to Create a Pop-Up Coworking Space
How to Start a Rural Coworking Community
Designing Workspaces for Collaboration
How to Earn $1000s as a Micro-Entrepreneur
Turn Your Coworking Space Into a Sharing Hub
How to Crowdfund Your Campaign or Nonprofit
How to Create a Lively Peer-to-Peer Marketplace
How to Build Trust in the Sharing Economy: Cartoon Edition
How to Start the AirBnb of Kitchen Incubators in Your Community
How to Build a FabLab
How to Finance Your Start-Up on Shareable Terms
10 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Social Venture on Social Media

Travel

How to Swap Cities
How to Become a Technomad
The Ultimate Guide to Traveling Without Money

Education

Go Tiny for New Year's Resolutions that Work
How to Share an Education
The Sharing Economy Back to School Survival Guide
Learning Outside the Academy
How to Learn from Open Resources Online
Design It Yourself
Five Ways to Save the Commons on Your Campus
Liberate Education: How to Start a Free School
How to Become a Lawyer without Going to Law School
A Guide to Free and Open Source Education

The Commons

How to Design the Commons (or, Elinor Ostrom Explained!)
Five Ways to Save the Commons on Your Campus
The Anarchist's Guide to Seed Sharing

Money

How to Not Pay Taxes
Top Ten Ways to Save Money through Sharing
The Quickstart Guide to Peer-to-Peer Lending
How to Start a Community Currency
How to Invest in Good: Energy Efficiency
How to Invest in Good: Community Development Banks and Credit Unions
5 Best Practices for Peer-to-Peer Lending
10 Ways to Democratize the Economy

Miscellaneous

The Top 6 Tips to Sharing & Community for Lifestyle Designers
How to Manage Usage of a Shared Asset
A Guide to Sharing for Every Season
Go Tiny for New Year's Resolutions that Work
How to Keep Sharing Safe
How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
How to Make Art Out of Trash
Five Alternatives to Holiday Shopping
6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Permanent Change
How to Start a Repair Cafe
How to Change the World by Building a Swarm
How to Be a Whistleblower and Protect Yourself
How to Date Without Money
How to Start a Reusable Takeout Container Program at Your College
WTF Am I Supposed to Do with My Family on Black Friday?
Six Habits of Highly Grateful People
What's in Your Happiness Toolbox?
10 Steps to Get Media for Your Sharing Event

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