In addition, there is an events section on the page where people can promote planned in-person sales and pop-up shops selling personal items. Currently there are more than 77,000 members on the most popular Gainesville Swip Swap page but there are others as well. Swip Swap pages can also be grouped for certain items like car parts.
For those who want to take the Swip Swap concept into their own home, hosting Swip Swap parties has become a popular way to swap old clothing or home décor with friends while having a good time.
It’s a great way to complete spring cleaning by cleaning out your and kids’ closets, browsing through old or unused kitchen or party wares or holiday decorations. It’s best to invite people with like-minded tastes and ensure that there is a minimum of three attendees. Ideally, eight participants would attend but up to 20 could work.
Real Simple advises that party hosts should be clear what’s consider swappable to ensure that the items being brought are closely priced. Gently used is a clear direction since it ensures that items being swapped are not too pricey or ratty. Whether you have clothing, toys or décor, group by category to make it easier for guests to find.
Take turns shopping and use post it notes for guests to mark desired items. Make the match of what guests brought with what they can take home. Once everyone is nished, leftover items can be donated to local charities or families.
Whether buying, selling and trading online or in person, it’s clear Swip Swap has become the way to go for many!