How to use Olio — here’s how it works
Give it away and make someone’s day — let your useless become someone else’s useful.
Olio connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus stuff can be shared, not thrown away. Simply take a photo of what you don’t need, add it to the app and wait for someone to request and collect. It’s simple, safe and sustainable to share your spare — and do your bit by helping others and the planet too.
This could be fresh fruit & veg you won’t eat before you go away, store cupboard items you’re not realistically going to use, unwanted food gifts, and more. It could also be any sort of non-food item — on a daily basis, Olio-ers share clothes, tech, books, kitchenware, and even furniture that they no longer need.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how the Olio app works if you want to shift your stuff, fast.
Look around you. Notice the things you have. Appreciate the things you need. Pick out the things you don’t.
(Dust them off, if needed.) Take a photo. Add each item to the app. Wait for someone to request and collect.
Enjoy the feel-good factor of decluttering with Olio, knowing you’ve helped your community and the planet.
Keep looking around you and asking: “If it isn’t useful for me… could it be for someone else?”