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How to organize a barter party?

How to organize a barter party?

**This article has been translated automatically and will be reviewed soon.**

In life, it often happens that we find ourselves with several things to give: clothes, accessories, games, various objects. Instead of bringing them to Renaissance, why not organize a swap party with friends to see if anyone might be interested before heading to the thrift stores?

We can even see it the other way around. This type of event can encourage people around us to clean up and give a second life to a host of items for this famous swap party!


Here are some ideas for organizing the best swap party. For the example, let's imagine that it's a clothing swap.


First, we find a date, a place and we invite friends; ideally similar in size.


Then, we empty our wardrobe of clothes that we no longer wear or that we are tired of seeing. To spot them, we follow Marie Kondo's trick: we hold them in our hands one by one and we see if the piece brings us joy or if we want to hold it at the end of our arms. We obviously keep the pieces that still make us happy in our wardrobe and we bring the others on the day of the swap where they will all be gathered.


Everyone brings their clothes, we bring out the drinks and the snacks, we play the party music and the host presents the pieces one at a time in happiness and joy.

If a person is interested: they come forward, can try it and if the piece suits them, they can leave with it. (If several people are interested, all try the item of clothing and to decide, the others determine who the item of clothing looks best on.)

There are no 1:1 rules, no money involved. We leave with more or less clothes depending on whether we found something that interested us or not. In the end, the clothes that do not find buyers are taken to Renaissance.


The experience is only positive. First, it pushes us to clean up and make our wardrobe more minimalist. Then, we raise awareness among the people around us about the first principle of the 4Rs, namely reuse.

The purpose is great too: old clothes that some people no longer like suddenly become others' favorites. It's something new in the wardrobe for free! And at the same time, it’s a great opportunity to get together and see each other.


Would you like to try this soon?

You will give us news!

By M.eve

I enjoy questioning and informing myself, and write! It's through this blog that I take the time to speak to you transparently about my business or share what I learn or observe regarding environmental topics that concern us all.


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