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Sustainability Agency Checks Out Spring Stuff Swap 2016

Hi Swappers!   Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday for the Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland.  Some special guests are coming: my friend Alicia and some staff from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS).

If you are a regular or semi-regular swapper, Alicia and Blythe are looking for a swapper or two to ask a few questions on why you like free swaps, get some pictures of you looking happy and having fun, then write an article that will be part of the June Portland Curbsider, and blog posts for BPS!  You might become famous for having free frugal fun, being sustainable, and making a positive difference!  And of course you’ll be freeing yourself of household clutter, and getting some new-to-you things that you’ll use and enjoy, catch up with friends, and be a philanthropist (the PSU Student Re-Use Free Store, and the Paying It Forward Free Store are both recipients of this months remainders)!

Photographer Kristin plans to stage the shots with volunteers, and will let those who don’t want to be photographed know so they can get out of the frame 🙂

I’m excited – I’ve got 2 boxes of clean goodies ready for the free swap, and will be taking one last look around the house, garage, and garden shed to gather and clean up any remaining items in the next day or so.

If you’re looking for a last minute volunteer opportunity, we could use an extra person to bring their vacuum from home and an extension cord.  That way we’ll have two vacuuming volunteers to make sure the venue’s carpeted gym floor is cleaned up after the swap.

Thanks for being a part of the free swapping community.



Spring Stuff Swap, NE PDX, April 11th

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited!  Combine spring cleaning and free frugal fun!  Your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, your home will be less cluttered, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders will be given away to others in the community!   Think of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a gift swap or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints and so everyone has fun, You must read and  Reserve Your Spot at this swap! (details on reserving spot below)

Please leave babies, toddlers and grade school children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Saturday April 11th, 2015 2pm (arrive between 1:30 and 1:50 to get a parking spot, and to set your stuff out before the swap Continue reading

March 2015 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2015.  Please let me know if you’ve got a swap you’d like included in this list.

03/07/15  Family Swap in Gresham  651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233. All sizes men, women, and children. Contact Amber at gresham.swap@gmail.com. Check Gresham swaps facebook page.  Family friendly, handicapped accessible.  Usually quarterly. Swap children’s clothing at 1pm and then swap the adult clothing at 2pm. Further details on the Gresham Swap Facebook page.

03/07/15   Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

03/14/15  Women’s size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).   For what to expect see Continue reading

Gift and Toy Swap, NE Portland, December 13th

Time to RSVP for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP (NOW FULL) is Saturday December 13th at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst Continue reading

Women, Teens, Maternity All Size Clothing Swap, Tualatin, November 18th

The next Quarterly Tualatin All Size Clothing Swap is Tuesday November 18th!

This clothing swap is for women (& teens) — all sizes! We’ll have the
following categories: size 1-5, size 6-10, size 11-16, plus sizes,
maternity, shoes & accessories. (You can bring clothes in any size and
“shop” in another size.).

RSVP to Diana mom@blackboxphotography.com & let me know your size category. We will have a limited number of spaces, so let me know if you can be there, and I’ll save a spot for you. Also, feel free to tell a friend who might be interested, but be sure to RSVP!    (Note: I don’t always reply to rsvp’s, so if you don’t hear from me, I’ll add you to the list and just see you there. Thanks!)

Time:  start time is 7pm, so arrive at 6:50pm to put clothing out

Where: Tualatin Heritage Center — 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, Continue reading

RSVP for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE PDX, December 13th

Time to RSVP for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

To attend, you must read all the instructions below, agree to our terms, and get your RSVP confirmation (details below).  The 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 13th at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst in the gym. Continue reading

All Size, All Age, All Gender Family Swap, Gresham, November 1st

Enjoy the ONLY all age, all size, any gender swap on the Eastside! Children, woman, and men are welcome and encouraged to attend the All Size Family Clothing and Accessories Swap!

Gather up all your families clothes that you no longer want or need and bring them to the Family Swap in Gresham to swap them for some clothes you do want and need. It’s completely free!

Where: 651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233      Located in the red building on the west side of the street between Stark and Burnside.

When:  Saturday November 1st. We will swap children’s clothing at 1pm and then swap the adult clothing at 2pm. Come about 15 min early to be ready to set out your clothing and relax while mingling with friends and other swappers.

All we ask is that you only bring clean, tear free usable clothing to the swap and agree not to resell the clothing you take home with you. Have your clothes pre-separated by sizes to save time when you arrive.

Driving? Please park your car in 197th, as the parking lot is reserved for residents.

Don’t want to drive, that’s great! You can take the Max to Ruby Junction or bus #20 and walk the 1 1/2 blocks to us.

You can find our event page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/369228726574433/

Amber Meyer, Volunteer Swap Hostess