Don't shop, swap!
It's hard, honestly.
Of course, in the Month(s) of Not Shopping, my in-box has been overflowing with emails from people promoting -- you guessed it -- shopping sites! And while you can't blame a PR person for trying, not many of them are really catching my eye. Except this one: Swango is an on line swap site. You heard me, SWAP. Sort of like Craig's List meets eBay, but without the crazy people or pricey auctions.
How it works: users join Swango for free, and can browse the swap offerings of other users. Each piece is $.99 -- that's ninety nine CENTS, you all! I dare you to find anything at eBay for ninety nine cents.
You can read all about how Swango works here.
Finally, there's this: Swango supports the Dignity U Wear Foundation, which provides new clothing to needy children and their families. I'm all about that.
Clean out your closet, photograph everything, and then start swapping at Swango. And let me know if you find anything really fabulous! Because in 29 days, I'll be shopping again. Thank god.
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