Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Swapping Stuff: Options Galore

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Do you have:

- Books, CDs, DVDs or video games you no longer want?
- Gift cards to stores you don't patronize?
- Toys your children have outgrown, or simply gotten bored with?
- Clothes you haven't worn in years - and probably never will again?

You can certainly donate them, offer them up on Freecycle, or include them in a garage sale. But another option is to swap them on one of the many web sites set up for this purpose.

All sort of stuff seems to get swapped; the items I've listed above are just some of the most common.

I've written about swapping web sites before, but now I'd like to point you to Simple Living - SF South Bay/Peninsula, where the wonderful Kathryn Benedicto maintains a list of swapping networks on the web - along with a number of other useful lists. While this Yahoo group is targeted to those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area, the swapping web sites would be equally useful to those in other parts of the country - and in many cases, in other parts of the world. And you don't need to join the group to see the list - just follow that link above.

Related Post: Now It's 18 Ways to Swap Your Stuff

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CrystalD said...

I also recommend checking out the free Web site called Freecycle which is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Another great way to swap stuff!

Thank you,
Crystal D.
Sparkleizer and Home Organizer

Jeri Dansky said...

Crystal, I did mention Freecycle in this post, and I've written about it many times before, here, here, here and here (scroll down to March 2006).

I'm a moderator of my local Freecycle community and a huge fan!

Michele said...

Thanks for all the useful information.

CrystalD said...

Oh! My apologies. I missed it in your post.

It's great that you love Freecycle too!