I read an article in this past weekend’s Rochester Democrat and Chronicle about people throwing swap parties to trade clothing, accessories and toys. I love this idea. It marries a bunch of things that appeal to me. I love home parties where you have an excuse to hang out with friends. I like the fact that people are trying to share with their friends and turn someone’s unused/unloved articles into a new treat for someone else. Best of all, you get to go home with something new to you, at no cost!
This article talks about trading clothes, adult or children’s, or toys. But you could expand this idea to books, DVDs, CDs, jewelry items, tools or even kitchen utensils. The possibilities are endless. Read the article Recycling the fun way, by Mary Cho.