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Magic Box Destash-- April

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Swap Coordinator:mariewilliams810 (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:April 5, 2021
Date items must be sent by:April 17, 2021
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Welcome back! We took a short break because I wasn't sure if people still wanted these swaps. Please let me know how things are going and PM me with any constructive criticism you might have. Thanks! Now on to the swap:

Fill a MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX full of items you would like to destash. This could be anything-- craft items or household items. Items do not necessarily have to be new, but should at least be lightly used and in very usable condition. Maybe you bought a set of something and only used one, or changed your mind after using only a small bit. Be sure to fill these boxes with a variety of items so its nice for your partner to open and choose from.

PLEASE NO out of season items like for Holidays that are not near by. Also PLEASE do not send broken, bad smelling, stained or unusable items. DeSTASH NOT deTRASH. Before putting it in the box, ask yourselves, "would I want to receive this?" If the answer is no--don't send it. I can't stress this enough as I have received items with literal dirt on them or unidentifiable yellow substances...you get the point. DO NOT send your trash. If you send nasty items, you put yourself at risk for getting a 3 as I would consider it not making swap requirements. UPDATE: PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you have any issues with quality of items. Don't just resend trash. If people report issues, I can better monitor this swap and problem swappers will not be allowed back.

Fill this box and send it to your partner. When you receive your box, take out what you would like to keep. Refill the empty spaces in the box. In the next round (if we are still loving these swaps), we will send these boxes again. The ultimate goal is that these treasures find homes.

DO NOT FILL EMPTY SPACES WITH BUBBLE WRAP OR TISSUE PAPER. Obviously if you send something breakable you should wrap it in bubble wrap, but do not add 5 items to a box and fill the rest with bubble wrap.

I can not stress enough that these boxes are random and meant to be a destash and is meant to be fun; a surprise like a grab bag. It's very possible that you might not receive the same number of items, same price value or have every item coordinated especially for you. Part of this swap is to find homes for treasures so this may include items you don't like or can't use that should be passed on. Please keep this in mind as an appropriate expectation when signing up.

USA only. At least 4.98. No newbies please. You must have completed 10 type 3 swaps. Please notify me of issues so I can angel this swap. You must sign into your account at least 3 days before sign up deadline.

Discussion

mariewilliams810 03/19/2021 #

For a variety of reasons, I can no longer host his swap monthly. My question is would if someone would like to take over and host them monthly or if it would be better/ok if I just host them on less frequent schedule? Most likely, seasonal like Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring. Looking for feedback :)

leo67 03/20/2021 #

Seasonal would be a good idea, I do enjoy these fun swaps!

dcp0112 04/ 2/2021 #

I think this would be a fun swap to join. The only thing I am not sure about is that honestly I am only interested in a swap where I could destash and receive only craft items...paper, stickers, ribbon....etc but not sure if I want to send or receive random household items. I have done craft destash swaps like that a couple times and it was really funl

catlingmex 04/ 3/2021 #

I would love for you to continue to host, mariewilliams810, even if only quarterly. In fact, I think I would prefer this to be quarterly.

mariewilliams810 04/ 6/2021 #

@dcp0112 I am glad you are finding and enjoying destash swaps that are craft items. There are plenty of them on Swap-bot which is one reason I allow household items. I think it sets us apart as being slightly different. I know the phrase "random household items" could have a bad connotation, but I assure you I've gotten some pretty great household items that I now use in some cases daily. So you never know. I encourage you to check it out--we'd love to have you!

@leo67 and @catlingmex thank you so much for your feedback! Going forward I will be running this quarterly/seasonally with the box being swapped during the first month of the season. So the next swap will be Summer in June and from there Fall in September, Winter in December and Spring in March.

Thank you everyone for your ongoing participation!

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