Stretching your wings: Are you ready to fly the coop?
Cheap transport and car-share sites
Busting for a holiday?
Look for free accommodation and advice at www.couchsurfing.org; check out people’s private rentals for a fee at www.airbnb.com or find local experiences at www.locongo.com . Sites like www.mmmule.com can hook up travellers with people who want something delivered in return for a negotiated reward that suits both of you, like a night’s accommodation or even just some local advice.
Free or cheap threads
Clothes swap: You can check out clothes swap sites like www.swapstyle.com or try an organised event — see www.clothingexchange.com.au for details in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra, or try googling your town if you live elsewhere.
Designer clothes hire: www.dressedup.com.au
Phone apps for free or cheap calls
A range of apps, like whatsapp, viber, line or tango let you make free calls or texts. Pretty handy.