Less money in people’s pockets and greater awareness about the environmental impact of throwing away unwanted items are two key reasons for the recent boom in bartering market places in Italy. It’s part of a new clever and creative downsizing movement.
In big cities, bartering associations organize Sunday markets where you can bring items you no longer need (clothes, books, music, etc.) and swap them for things you do need or fancy without any money changing hands!
It’s fun, it’s ethical and everybody wins. And if you miss the Sunday market, you can go online – there’s plenty of websites out there that allow you to get rid of unwanted belongings and swap them for something new.
Paola from Milan, Italy