DIYExchange.net Uses Earth Day to Launch Platform for Connecting DIYers & Sharing Excess Home Project Materials

Startup Aims to Reduce the Amount of Usable Home Project Materials in Landfills by Half Billion Pounds in First Five Years

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DIYExchange.net wants its members to not only view the site as a responsible alternative to trashing usable goods, but also as an online community of DIYers who help, encourage and instruct one another on their ongoing projects.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

DIYExchange.net (http://www.diyexchange.net), a social platform for DIYers (Do-It-Yourselfers) to share, find or sell usable, excess home project materials, announced today the launch of its website and the introduction of the first online DIY community that serves as a responsible alternative to trashing usable home improvement materials. With geographically-relevant posting and searching capabilities, the site assists in cataloging, organizing and redistributing usable, excess home improvement project materials community by community.

DIYExchange.net is free to join and any DIYer can create a profile. With site membership, DIYers who are seeking materials for a specific project can effortlessly search the site and are shown geographically-appropriate results based on their zip code and search criteria. Those seeking to share excess, usable materials can post unlimited materials/items- at no cost. DIYers can securely communicate with each other within the site- asking questions, sharing additional information and establishing drop-offs or pick-ups. The web community is also constructed with the ability for Members to post and respond to questions, offer project coaching, share success stories, make product recommendations, chronicle the before and after process and establish and join groups.

The platform also boasts a built-in intuitive marketing engine that allows DIY Exchange’s partners, home improvement product and service providers, the opportunity to provide relevant product suggestions directly to individual members as they initiate, continue and complete projects. This ability links a captive audience to home improvement-related product information and content that is pertinent to their current tasks, making DIYExchange.net an ideal marketing vehicle for potential partners.

“People are increasingly tackling home repair projects on their own and/or dedicating weekends to improving their home environments,” stated Leslie Webster, Co-Founder of DIY Exchange. “When they do this, inevitably there are leftover usable materials- from fencing and insulation to drywall and joint compound- that are typically just trashed or stored indefinitely. Our site serves as a unique opportunity to rechannel those home improvement materials away from landfills and into the hands of someone in your community who will put it to good use. Launching on Earth Day seemed a perfect fit for us- as our mission is to reduce the amount of usable, home improvement materials in landfills and have a measurable, positive environmental impact.”

According to the EPA, 170 million tons of excess home improvement materials end up in landfills each year. As more and more home owners undertake projects to improve their living environments, that number is expected to increase over the next several years.

DIYExchange.net wants its members to not only view the site as a responsible alternative to trashing usable goods, but also as an online community of DIYers who help, encourage and instruct one another on their ongoing projects. DIYExchange.net is providing an efficient, centralized way to share, find and sell excess, usable home project materials and rechannel materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. The company is currently establishing relationships with industry-leading partners and focusing on membership growth and quality content contributions.

About DIY Exchange, LLC

DIY Exchange is a social platform designed to provide DIYers (Do-It-Yourselfers) with the ability to easily share, find or sell their usable, excess home project materials (DIYExchange.net).

DIY Exchange is the first online DIY community that serves as a responsible alternative to trashing usable home improvement materials. With geographically-relevant posting and searching capabilities, the site connects DIYers to others in their community and allows them to exchange home improvement materials-all while communicating and sharing ideas about their ongoing home improvement projects.


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