I was just catching up on some blogs that are dedicated to Echo Park and through this one, Chicken Corner I learned about this one, The Echo Park Time Bank and it's companion site, EchoParkTimeBank.com.
It's a simple concept. You put in an hour of service and you get an hour of service.
Why have I never heard of this? Time bartering. This is ideal. I've heard recession survival stories of people trading things like tutoring for house cleaning but I never knew how the parties connected.
Not that I have so much extra time or so many barter-able talents, but I must have something to share. And I really need my house cleaned.