12 Replies to “How to Organize a Community Swap Meet and Why”

  1. Anne-Marie – What an outstanding and inspiring post! Your blog and instagram are among my favorites. You consistently provide such great, well-researched information. Truly appreciate your efforts. Whenever I feel like my efforts are pointless, I head over to your posts for a shot in the arm. 🙂

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Thank you so much, Rita. I will remember your kind words when I feel that way about my blogging! It will help keep me going 🙂 ~ Anne Marie

  2. You got some gems! Some of my favorite clothes are from clothing swaps with a group of friends, hmm, I think we are due for another one!

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Thanks Fadya. I’m really pleased with my haul. Another bonus about your clothes from swaps is they have a story 🙂 ~ Anne Marie

  3. What a great idea, my partner is always looking for events his students can run – thanks for the to do list too….

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      My pleasure! This would be a fun event for students. That’s a great idea!

  4. Awesome post, Anne-Marie. I’ll definitely come back to your article when I plan a community swap. Something you wrote concerned me a little – Plan your swap now before these types of exchanges are outlawed. Why do you think that will happen?

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Thanks Anuja. That was meant to be tongue in cheek. Since the government doesn’t collect tax when people exchange goods this way, in a dystopian world, a harmless little swap like this would be banned :p ~ Anne Marie

  5. […] Offer swapping events. Rather than exchanging money and participating in the mainstream economy, host a swapping events for goods (and even services!) to make items more accessible to everyone and your community more connected! See Zero Waste Chef’s post on a recent swapping event for real life inspiration. […]

  6. […] How to budget your money when it comes to clothes? Quality over quantity. Buying cheap clothes just because they’re on sale isn’t being “thrifty.” They are bargains for a reason. These are often cheaply made and will not last. For growing children, however, this might be a budget-friendly alternative. Another option is to invite friends and family to a clothing trade. The same applies for neighborhood swap meets. Aside from clothing, everyone can bring gently used or new items they have no use for. Organizing a swap meet is actually quite simple and can benefit everyone involved. Here’s a great article about swap meets from Zero-Waste Chef. […]

  7. I’m trying to start one in Seattle. Great tips!

    1. I’m glad you like the tips. I hope you have a wonderful swap!

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