Sentimental B’s have cornucopias of junk. Plastic containers, bags, shoe boxes all overloaded with gadgets and gizmos of all shape and size. Belts, watches, candle holders, mirrors, bracelets, keychains, wing-dings, do-hickies, whatchamacallits. And yet everyone invests in these same objects again and again. All the B’s on your street are buying the same stuff. Why not organize a swap? An overbought, underused objects of desire library?

The allure of a new treasure vanishes after a little while… give it a couple weeks, a month, and the glow of the buying rush fades; soon that cherished chia pet is growing dreadlocks in a corner. Share him! Make some other B’s day.

Invite trustworthy friends to join. Label objects. Rotate in and out monthly.

Swapping: It’s green, thrifty, and keeps life fresh.