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Monday, December 13, 2010

good ol' fashioned bartering

Recently, my husband and I were in need of new health insurance. I wanted to find the best provider for our family but DREADED the research. So when a good friend, who enjoys the world of numbers and such, called about ordering Thanksgiving Cards I jumped at the chance to do some good ol' fashioned bartering!

If you have long locks, you probably agree, a blow out is a heavenly treat. I am lucky enough to have a good friend who is a hairdresser. And even luckier that she loves stationery! Trading has allowed us both to enjoy each other's talents AND save some moola. It's a win-win!

I encourage you to try a barter or trade with a friend you admire. It's a great way to support each other and reconnect during hectic times. If you are bartering, please post a story, I'd love to read about it!!


  1. I love this, Darcy! Years and years ago I said we should all be bartering more. I'm happy to hear it's coming around again. Kudos to you.

  2. We do a lot of bartering for framing and art--hairdresser and car repair... I agree, win-win!!!!!

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  4. This reminds me of my dad. He used to barter quite a bit when he owned his salon. He would give haircuts to some local farmers and their wives and in exchange we would get fresh eggs, milk and cheese. Nothing beats fresh milk.