Junk Swap Set to Begin - Rules of EngagementFebruary 21st, 2010 in blog
I will pair you up with another JMS member. Your partner will not neccessarily be your neighbor, but may be someone from another part of the country.
2. You will receive an email from me introducing you to your swap buddy. This email will incude both yours and your buddy's contact information, including your JMS screen name, email address, and mailing address.
Get to Know your Swap Buddy:
1. I like to think of this swap as Match.com for junkers. Ah, hahaha!
2. Once you have received your partner information, I encourage you to get to know each other. Exchange emails or swap phone numbers and chat by phone if you wish. The object is not only to swap some junk finery, but also get to know another junker in our community.
3. During your communications share some junking stories, talk about junk you find inspiring, and set a timetable for your swap that is comfortable to both swappers.
What Tyype of Junk and How Do We Swap?
1. The only rule here is that the junk should be stuff in the rough ripe for re-purpose. It can be one piece, two pieces, or ten...what ever you and your partner decide.
2. The pieces should be a surprise to your partner. The better you get to know them the more thoughtful your selection will become.
2. After you have decided on your plan of attack...let the swap begin. Remember to be thoughtful and stick to your timeline. Get your stuff off to your swap buddy in a timely fashion and make sure that you let your buddy know when you have received your package.
1. This is a personal challenge!
2. After your package 'o junk has arrived it is your mission to turn whatever it may be into something that is pretty and practical for your own home.
3. Most importantly....have a blast and a half!
1. Feel free to post your stuff in the rough if you like. If you choose to do this make sure to include the JMS name of the member who sent the package in your direction. You may want to add something nice you learned about your partner. This will help all of us get to know each other a little better.
2. Once you have completed your project...post away! Please show plenty of images from stuff in the rough, through the steps, and on to the final. Projects do not need to be difficult. My hope is that we will see a variety of projects from simple re-purposes to tool-time projects. Again, make sure to include the JMS name of your partner. Remember a thank you for the gifts you have received goes a long way. Can you tell I am a Mother?
3. I will be checking the boards on a daily basis and will make every attempt to feature your swap project for a time on the day it is posted. This will all depend on how many projects are posted at the same time. Please title them My Swap Project - Your JMS Name.
1. If you have not received your email from me by March 1st, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. If possible, I would like all posts to be up on the site no later than March 31st.
Good luck, have fun, and make a new friend!!
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