Have a bunch of books or DVDS that need a new home? Or are you looking for a few new budget-friendly pieces of clothing to punch up your wardrobe?
Then get ready for World Swap Day this Saturday, Jan. 21, when hundreds of swaps will take place across the country: from an exchange of children’s clothes and toys in Oakland, Calif., to a women’s clothing trade in Manhattan.
Now in its second year, Swap Day was created by Amy Chase and Melissa Massello, The Swapaholics, two Boston women who turned their shared love of vintage and thrift shopping into a career. In addition to organizing swap events in the Boston area, they have become the official event hostesses for Swap.com, an online swapping marketplace that also lists in-person swap events.
This is the first year that Chase and Massello aimed to make their Swap Day go global, and they hope to see more than 500 swap events around the world participating this month. Visit Swap.com’s event directory to find a swap near you, or coordinate your own event, using The Swapaholics’ step-by-step guide to hosting a successful swap.
You can also celebrate World Swap Day by getting rid of your unwanted items on Swap.com: Every listing you post until Jan. 28 is an entry into the marketplace’s List Your Way to $1K Giveaway. A panel of expert swappers will pick the two Swap.com members with the best items to trade, and each will be awarded with a cash prize of $1,000.