Oh, App-y Day: Swapdom’s App Launches!

It’s official…there’s now no stopping the swapping, because we’ve just launched our (free!) app, AND extended our contest to win a shiny, new iPhone 5s to use it on!

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Swapdom’s New Badging System, a.k.a. How to Win Stuff for Having Fun!

As if snagging super swappable items for next to nothing wasn’t good enough, you can now win sweet prizes for doing so!

We’re more excited than a monkey in a banana tree to announce our new badge system! You can win gift cards to Amazon, Fandango, and Etsy just for doing what you do already—uploading items for swapping, completing copious swaps, and telling your friends about the fun.

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Top 5 Green Travel Tips

Ignorance is bliss, but sometimes it’s also idiotic. This is especially the case when it comes to travel. After all, that beach you can’t wait to lounge on or that wild place you plan to visit won’t be bearable—or even in existence—if climate changes continues to climb all over our world. As with many other environmentally conscious lifestyle changes, making your travel more eco-friendly doesn’t have to be difficult. So, get gung-ho for these five green travel tips, and you’ll be well on your way to helping fight the frightening impact of the travel industry!

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What to Do with Too Many Toys

With all the hand-me-down playthings, zealous grandparents’ purchases, and years of birthday gifts for the kids, it’s easy for any parent’s house to feel like it’s become a Toys-R-Us hit by a hurricane.  It doesn’t have to be like this! Instead turn to these tips on how to get rid of old toys in an eco-friendly and effective manner!

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Energy

If electrical systems were Hollywood stars, solar would the supporting actor—a household name waiting for its chance to take the spotlight. Around since 1958, when it was used to provide satellites’ electricity, solar energy systems have gained fame thanks to the recent rise in concerns about climate change and fossil fuels use.

As a swapping site, we’re big on environmentally conscious habits, so we wrote this write a little ‘Solar Energy 101′ article to make it easy to understand this A-one eco-friendly technology!

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How To Get Swaps Faster

There it is, the thing you must have! But how to get that sweet sheet set or super-useful bassinet or heart-revving motorcycle jacket from its Swapdom listing to your home, and fast? It’s not by just sitting around and contemplating the wall, that’s for sure! Here are three terrific ways hack our algorithm so you get the swaps you want as quickly as you can count to 10!

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Support this Cause: Crowdfunding Clean Water for India

There you are, downing swimming-pool-sized glasses of water to keep the summer heat from holding you hostage. But what if, every time you turned to the tap for water, you got sick? Such is the case for thousands of people worldwide who don’t have access to clean drinking water. You don’t have to sit by and let this happen, though; your spare $10 (or, hey, $1) can go a long way to help thanks to crowdfunding! Read more…

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Is Not Showering for a Year Actually Possible?

The thought of not showering for an entire year is enough to make most people scream like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. But, maverick and environmental activist Rob Greenfield did it—and did so during an adventure which would make most people want to shower several times a day!

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Cortney, Swapdom's Featured Swapper of the Month

Meet Cortney, Our Featured Swapper of the Month!

Obsessed with Hostess cakes, possessing a wry sense of humor, and a long time thrift shopper, this month’s featured swapper Cortney of To Life and To Love is a delight to get to know. Read about her favorite new songs (from a band you’ll wish you’d heard of months back), dream retirement plans (they’re so good, you’ll want to steal them!), and more below, and don’t forget to check out the items she’s swapping!

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Green Habits and Ideas

Celebrate Independence by Decreasing Your Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Oh beautiful for polluted skies, for amber waves of acid rain. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? No, you say? Well, this is where America  is headed if we don’t do something about our dependence on fossil fuels, which negatively affect people’s health, wildlife’s well-being, and, of course, climate stability. Here are a few simple, green ideas for filing down your use of fossil fuels so that this Fourth, you can set forth on a path to keeping our country in good shape!

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Quick and Easy DIY Fix for Missing Buttons

Guest post by Melanie of Love Library. Interested in writing a guest post for Swapdom? Pitch ideas to us here!

Hey y’all, this is Melanie from Love Library. Upcycling, DIY, and the “mend and make do attitude” are a big part of my life. As such, I’ll be popping over here occasionally to show quick and easy clothing fixes and ways to upcycle your clothing and home goods.

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10 Fourth of July Recipes That’ll Make You Feel Fireworks

A day off work + barbecues + fireworks? What’s not to love about the Fourth of July? Celebrate this unflaggingly loveable holiday by whipping up one of the ravishing, red, white, and blue, Fourth of July recipes below. Take your ensuing creation to the family or friends picnic to wow everyone with your culinary skills or just devour all the deliciousness by yourself at home (we won’t tell ;-)). Read more…


You’re Invited: Swapdom Teams Up With Score! for a Downright Rad Pop Up!

How’d you like to have a ridiculously good time, score sweet clothes, records, and more, and help a whole lot of people at the same time? Well, if you’re in the SF Bay Area, you’re in luck, because Swapdom is partnering with Score! to create the biggest, best swapping pop-up this side of this Mississippi!

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Sharing Economy Spotlight: Indiegogo

Perhaps you harbor hopes of starting a bike bag company or maybe you’ve met someone while traveling who you’d like to help put through college. But since you weren’t born into a sea of silver spoons, you don’t exactly have the dough needed to make these hopes a reality. Enter Indiegogo, a crowdfunding company whose mission is to help “inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers – and many more – to bring their dreams to life.”

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10 Bike DIYs that Make Going Green More Colorful

There’s no better way to start making fossil fuels ancient history than swapping your definitely-does-pollute car commute for a green alternative: biking! As an ode to this fine form of transportation, here’s a list of bike DIYs and upcycle projects that, cut down on waste and up life’s fun factor! Read more…

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Why Swapping Has Always Been In Style

Guest post by Angela of Near-Me

Vintage. Thrift. Whatever you want to call it, it proves having style does not require expensive, big, store-bought purchases. Some of the greatest pieces of fashion are often classics or hand-me-downs passed down from generations of stylish men and women in one’s family. From Grandma’s pearls to your great-uncle’s cuffs, style and quality are not always brand new. Whether it’s bought or swapped, we know online shopping is changing and recommerce is in. Read more…

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Swapdom in Cliché Magazine

Check out Swapdom’s interview in Cliché Magazine!

See the full June/July issue of Cliché Magazine here.

(Swapdom’s interview can be found on p. 60)

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Bring on the Family Fun: Summer Activities for Kids

School’s out, and without lessons and learning to fill their brains, kids can easily get bored. Make sure summer isn’t a bummer for the little ones by trying out a few of these fun summer activities for kids! Read more…

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Cute Animals on Phones….’Nuff Said

What’s the best time of day? Cute animals time! This statement rings true pretty much all the time, and in honor of our app launch which (eep!) we can’t stop talking about, we decided to gather up a slew of adorable critters trying to figure out what to do with phones. Enjoy this queue of cuteness!

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How Apps Are Taking Over the World Infographic

The rate at which mobile apps are changing the way we interact with the world is astounding. See their growth thus far and get a glimpse of where they’re going in this infographic!

P.S. Shameless plug: The Swapdom app is now live. Download it here. Woot!

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Ridiculously Rad Summer DIYs for Your Home & Backyard

Whoopee! Summer is officially just over a week away! Now that you’ve a thorough spring cleaning now under your belt, it’s time to add awesome touches to your abode to impress all the amis and families you’ll have over for summer BBQs and fun. Freshening up your home for the summer season doesn’t have to mean buying all new patio furniture and planters, though. Start by swapping for some rad new decor items and really knock the sandals off people with a with a few of these amazing summer DIYs and reuse projects for your home and backyard!

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