While you may have heard of the clothing swap and the book swap, who says that you can’t swap everything that you frequently use? Swap parties are great ways to de-clutter your home while also recycling your unused items, and they’re mutually beneficial for everyone who attends. Now, how about a snack swap?
- Decide what to swap. Consider things that you and your friends all use, such as clothing, shoes, books, kids' toys, and music.
- Let your guests know what to make. If you don’t want to swap pre-used goods, host a food swap with items like soup or cookies. Just make sure to let your guests know well in advance so that they can get to cooking or baking.
- Pick the right amount of people. Depending on the size of your home, you might want to narrow your invite list down to only a few people (just make sure that you invite at least five, or it won’t be much of a swap!).
- Send an e-vite. In order to detail the instructions clearly, send all of your guests an email at least two weeks in advance.
- Set up a swapping area. Clear out the swap room so that you have ample space to browse, and then make displays for the swappable items, such as tables or clothing racks.
- Swap! Go around the room taking turns, or let your guests loose in a free-for-all swapping excursion.