This week, I discovered a fantastic new app, Buengo! If you’ve ever felt like you’re drowning in stuff but you never quite get round to clearing it out, this is the app for you. Buengo lets you sell the things you no longer need, and donate the proceeds to good causes! Decluttering while doing good at the same time – win-win!
I immediately downloaded the app (it’s available on the App Store and Google Play Store) and saw the list of great causes to choose from. It was good to see some big charities in there along with smaller causes who have a new way to raise their profiles.
SELLING FOR GOOD
It didn’t take long for me to find some things at home that I was prepared to sell for a good cause. Once I’d decided what to sell, I took a few photos of my items, wrote a description and chose the cause I wanted to donate to – the whole process took less than five minutes and couldn’t have been easier.
I wanted to donate to a charity close to my heart – CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, as my friend Katie’s daughter has been looked after wonderfully by them since birth.
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t have clutter (please, share your secrets!), no need to worry because you can also donate money on Buengo. So, even if you don’t have anything to sell right now, you can still support the causes close to your heart. I think this would be a lovely way to vary which charities you donate to and find out more about good things happening in your local area and beyond.
THE BUENGO STORY
The idea for Buengo came about when friends Alex and Fela were helping Fela move flat. They took one look at the huge pile of stuff (most of which Fela knew he was never going to use again) and set about doing the big declutter. They had been dividing their time between Barcelona and the Uk and had seen the success of marketplace apps for second-hand goods in both places.
They felt there should be a way to sell things for good – donating the proceeds to good causes and giving back, rather than keeping the money for yourself. The idea of Buengo was born at that moment.
WHY IS IT CALLED ‘BUENGO’?
The name takes inspiration from their Spanish influences – combining the word “Bueno” meaning “good”, and “go” for the sense of action. Today Buengo has come to signify exactly that – do something good by taking action.
RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR OWN CAUSE
Another thing I really love about Buengo is that you can also use it to fundraise for your own cause. Perhaps you’re looking for new ideas to raise money at your children’s school, or a friend is fundraising for someone close to them – Buengo doubles up as a crowdfunding platform. Just like the items, setting up a campaign takes less than five minutes, then, all you have to do is encourage friends and family to donate. I’ll be sharing my items on Facebook to let everyone know!
EASY TO USE
It’s really simple to use.
- Download the app
- Photograph your item
- Upload your item with a description and price
- Choose your cause or charity
- Share your item on Facebook to let everyone know you’re fundraising!
They are proud to have launched this platform where people can declutter their lives, reach out and share with their local communities, and forward the money from something old to help support causes do something new.
So, why not have a quick declutter in time for the summer holidays?
Download Buengo now and support a cause close to your heart!