I've always wondered if the whole "one man's trash is another man's treasure" was real. When I look around my house, there are so many items that I don't actually need — or even want. I sometimes wish that I could trade my belongings for items that I'm actually in need of, without ever needing to spend a dime. And turns out, there's a Montreal Facebook group that lets me do exactly that.\nBunz Trading Zone Montreal is everything I was searching for and more, so I'm truly excited to share this discovery with my fellow Montrealers.\nEditor's Choice: Legault Just Explained How Wearing A Mask In Restaurants & Bars Is Going To Work\nBunz' focus is to "create a sustainable future by regaining control over how we consume, contribute, and grow as citizens through alternative economies, community building, and radical recycling."\nHow it works is that you post what you're offering, as well as what you're looking for, and then people can reach out to you via Facebook. It's is that simple.\nAs stated on the Facebook page, this is a group where you can trade both "your things and your skills."\nBunz even have an app, where you can sign in on their website and be able to manage the group from there.\nLike most other groups, there are community guidelines that ought to be followed, including zero-tolerance for harassment and bullying on the page.\nView this post on Instagram When Earth Day & Fashion Revolution Week coincide, we celebrate you amazing people who choose sharing & trading before purchase. Giving second life before trashing. All in favour of our beautiful world. Please share this image and let’s make the world trade again! 🌿🌎👖#earthday #fashionrevolutionweek #earthday2019 #fashionrevolution A post shared by BUNZ (@bunz_official) on Apr 22, 2019 at 8:49am PDT\nAll of which are stated in the community standards document that's linked to on its Facebook page.\nFrom art supplies and houseplants to board games and clothing, you can truly find so many things that you've always wish you had on this unique Facebook group.\nView this post on Instagram 🌿(caption courtesy of @zero.waste.collective) _____________________ This week is Mental Health Week. It’s important to have a pulse on our mental health; we can all feel well, and all have good mental health. A huge component of being well is feeling connected to our communities and having strong relationships. _____________________ 🌿Part of building a strong community and those relationships comes from knowing our neighbours and other people in our community. We can get to know our neighbours by sharing and borrowing, trading and swapping. _____________________ 🌿It’s really good for our mental health! Why is that? Because we really need that face-to-face interaction. It fosters connection with others. It helps us avoid loneliness. Even if it’s just small talk, a quick hi-how-are-you, we thrive on that social contact. We are social beings, and social we must be (for introverts and extroverts, and everything in between). _____________________ 🌿When we trade things, we are building that community and strengthening our social ties, and therefore improving our mental health. Even better, trading and sharing our things is more sustainable than buying new. It helps save resources! And we can easily trade on the @bunz_official <https://www.instagram.com/bunz_official/> app from anywhere in the world. _____________________ 🌿Bunz not active where you are? Then start it up! Post what you want to trade away and invite your friends and family to join you. Go ahead, build your community! _____________________ 🌿#sponsored <https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sponsored/> #bunzlife <https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bunzlife/> #GetLoud <https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/getloud/> #zerowastecollective <https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/zerowastecollective/> Resources: Mental Health Week (@cmhanational <https://www.instagram.com/cmhanational/>) 📷: @bunz_official <https://www.instagram.com/bunz_official/> A post shared by BUNZ (@bunz_official) on May 11, 2019 at 4:21pm PDT\nAnd, if you don't have something to trade, but have a specific set of skills you don't mind using, like plumbing, you can trade an item for that.\nA pretty great trade if you ask me.\nThis is a smart way of getting rid of your old things or even gathering new belongings.\nView this post on Instagram You like my fit? Gee thanks, just traded it.🍃🤪 Don’t forget to keep sending us videos of how Bunz fits into your lives!!! See last post for details in case you missed it.📽 #sustainablefashion #bunzfinds #sustainability #ecofriendly #ecofashion #thriftstorefinds #bartering #trade A post shared by BUNZ (@bunz_official) on May 15, 2019 at 9:19am PDT\nIf you have some stuff lying around the house that you no longer have use for, or if you're looking for a specific item but don't necessarily have the budget to purchase it, then why not give Bunz a try?\nSomething tells me you won't regret it.