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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2019 12:04:20 PM »

Sounds wonderful! Did you decide on swap size? I'd prefer smallish.

Unsure... my head is full of ideas about this so I could make a larger package but I will certainly consider the consensus of those interested!

Ideas and feelings on swap size committment?  Like I could see small medium and large possible... so any size can work for me... but please chime in on preferences guys!  Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2019 05:31:38 PM »

I pictured one medium and two smalls? Or maybe a large and a small? So really anything would be good with me
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2019 05:50:46 PM »

I pictured one medium and two smalls? Or maybe a large and a small? So really anything would be good with me

What if it was a 4 point swap so we could choose either 1 med/2 smalls or 1 lg/1 sm?
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2019 08:26:29 PM »

I like having a point minimum and being able to chose how to allocate those points Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2019 04:20:59 AM »

I think a point system would be good!
Then you can choose to do more if your partner wants to make more too!
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2019 05:51:58 AM »

Yes! I love the point system
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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2019 09:59:21 AM »

I'd be up for participating in this whenever it starts.  I have lots of ideas of what I could make for a partner, but not too many that I want.  I know there are many things out there that if the idea were put in front of me, I'd be like:  "Oh yeah!  Of course I want that!"  Do you think that we could start a list of what things that would go with the idea of zero waste?
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2019 12:18:56 PM »

I'd be up for participating in this whenever it starts.  I have lots of ideas of what I could make for a partner, but not too many that I want.  I know there are many things out there that if the idea were put in front of me, I'd be like:  "Oh yeah!  Of course I want that!"  Do you think that we could start a list of what things that would go with the idea of zero waste?

take a look on pinterest, you'll see loads of things Smiley I'm already making a list what I'd like and don't like to receive Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2019 12:28:29 PM »

Riechan, I'm off to look...and here is the list from the Round 6 of the frugal living swap...some things people can craft for the frugal household/crafter ...

Budgeting:
- calendar for when bills are due to avoid paying late charges
- calendar for when library books are due to avoid paying late fees
- checkbook cover (Perhaps if it's pretty, it'll be easier to keep track of spending?)
- coin purse
- journal/book to keep a budget in
- piggy bank

Frugal crafters:
- crafting inventory (to prevent duplicate purchases)
- reclaimed yarn/fabric (how to reclaim yarn from a sweater)
- repurposed clothing
- supplies (If the sender won't use it and the receiver will - it'll be good for all!)

Frugal gardens: (Growing is cheaper than buying once you've gotten started!)
- basket to collect the veggies
- crop/plant markers
- gardening bag
- getting started kit
- planting planners
- seeds/containers
- veggie/herb kit for indoor gardening
- watering can

Frugal gift giving:
- blank gift tags
- card-making kit
- DIY gift-giving kit (reusable fabric gift bags, blank notecards, blank gift tags, etc.)
- fabric gift bags
- handcrafted stamps to make personalized note cards/stationery
- handmade birthday cards
- handmade gift boxes (small ones are great made out of old holiday cards)
- handmade gift bows (out of newspaper, magazines, film ... ideas are endless)
- handmade holiday cards
- handmade other occasion cards
- newspaper gift bags
- notebook for brainstorming gift ideas (Hopefully that will save us a few bucks and reduce the chances of impulse buying at the last minute.)
- personalized note cards/stationery
- pocket calendar to keep track of birthdays and to plan and post early, which would save on postage
- reusable fabric gift wrap
- stamped wrapping paper (Brown paper would work well.)

Frugal gourmet:
- book to plan menus (which will help eliminate eating out)
- calculator cozy (for taking to the grocery store to keep track of your purchases)
- coupon holder (sewn and not-sewn)
- grocery list organizer to go along with the menu planning
- home-preserved jams, jellies, etc.
- mixes (for dip, bread, cookies, etc.)
- price comparison notebook (If you keep track of how much a can of tomatoes is at Store A and Store B, you'll know who has better deals - and if the "sales" are really worth it!)
- recipes (Homemade bread is economical AND tasty!  Also non-meat meals cost less, too ... including ideas for leftovers, might be fun too.)
- reusable grocery/other use bags
- reusable vegetable bags

Frugal home:
- a book of tips for the frugal crafter/homeowner
- candles - re-melt the ends into a mold to form a perfectly usable new candle (just add a wick)
- clothespin bag
- DIY home repair kit (hammer, screwdriver, misc. tools, plus instructions on how to do simple home repairs)
- draft dodgers to go at doors/windows to keep out the drafts
- dryer sachets
- homemade cleaning products (or recipes for such with bottles to put them in, since the Postal Service frowns on sending most liquids ...)
- homemade laundry soap
- magnets/wall stuff to remind you to do things (turn off lights, unplug unused appliances, adjust thermostat when you won't be there, water your garden)
- reusable swiffer socks  (a sewn swiffer cover tutorial and a crocheted swiffer cover pattern)
- reusable swiffer hand duster socks
- Sock Rug
- wool dryer balls

Frugal kids:
- cloth diapers
- cloth baby wipes
- re-melt the ends of crayons to make new crayons

Kitchen frugality:
- cloth napkins
- dishcloths
- drying rack for plastic bags
- jug/jar covers
- napkin rings
- pantry inventory (so you don't overbuy or worse, let something go to waste in the bottom of the fridge because you forgot you have it)
- reusable bowl covers
- reusable bread bag
- reusable lunch bag, sandwich wrap,
snack bag  (Possible off-gassing using PUL/vinyl - please discuss with your partner if you want to make that/have a problem with it!)
- reusable "paper" towels
- reusable tea bags for loose tea (made out of a fine mesh)
- tea cozy (irony optional)
- tea towels/dishtowels
- tea wallet
- utensil roll for lunchboxes (no more disposables or losing good flatware)

Personally frugal:
- cloth menstrual pads/menstrual cup bag/wet bags
- DIY first aid kit (gauze, bandages, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, etc.)
- embroidered cloth handkerchiefs
- dumbbells of some sort (filled with sand, perhaps?)
- handmade soap/bath salts (possibly with recipes)
- homemade cough drops
- handmade face scrub/astringent
- nursing pads
- reusable makeup remover pads
- reusable water bottle/carrier
- small rice/corn packs for icing/warming eyes/head
- soap saver
- tote bag for library books
- yoga mat
- washcloths

Seasonally frugal (to save on heating bills/AC bills):
- cool pack to put in the fridge/freezer
- draft dodger
- gloves/wrist warmers to keep warm in the winter
- hair ties/headbands
- homemade hand fans
- lap quilt
- microwavable rice/corn heating bag to keep tootsies warm in bed or as a hot/cold pack
- re-conned shirts into tank tops
- rag rug
- socks/slippers to keep warm in the winter

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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2019 01:06:48 PM »

Ok, I've also perused the galleries of several swaps with this theme and have come up with quite an extensive list of things I could use, and a smaller list  Wink of things that could be done that aren't on the list in the previous post.

I'm ready for the swap to begin, could ya tell??!!   Grin Grin Grin Grin
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