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By Beryl Dalton

Every now and then, people do a huge clean up of items in their home and find a large amount of things that they no longer use, want or need. These items can include clothes, shoes, electronic items, video games, CDs, DVDs and other things around the home such as ornaments and other decor. A good idea to get rid of these things while making room for new things is to trade stuff and there are a number of ways in which to do this.

Swapping items with other people is something that has been done for a very long time. Every now and then, a really valuable item may fall into a trader's hands that they wouldn't have otherwise been able to find in a regular store. It's also a great way to find unusual things that may be one-of-a-kind.

An easy way to swap things with others is to organize a small event at home. Neighbors, friends and family can be invited and they can bring things they no longer want or need as well. Tables can be set up with the various items on offer so that people can browse before deciding how they want to swap what they have.

Social media is another way that items can be traded. There are a number of groups on social media that do precisely this, by allowing users to post images of what they have to get rid of and then others will comment or message privately to begin trading. Alternatively, it's not necessary to join any groups if someone just wants to post a few images and descriptions of items on their own profile and allow their friends and contacts to get in touch with them directly.

Something you should definitely take advantage of on the Internet is the numerous trading sites that are set up for this purpose. You can get in touch with individuals from practically anywhere in the world, which means that you may be able to find something truly unusual as well. A lot of these sites will also allow you to post your item to sell, so you could actually make a little money on the side.

There are so many websites that can be used for trading. While some of them have lots of categories in which to swap with others, including items like tools and vehicles, other sites tend to focus on one specific category. This could be apparel or literature, for example.

When it comes to trading clothes and shoes, even these categories can be specific. For example, there are sites that only allow the trading of designer goods. This is a real advantage to those with designer things to trade who don't want to then go out and spend a fortune on something new that they may only wear once or twice. Designer clothing and accessories tend to be very well taken care of, so chances are one may find something valuable and in practically new condition.

Trading books is very popular online, particularly where certain titles may have gone out of print and are difficult to find. Traders can gain points depending on the titles they have to give away, and then they can use these points to bid on other titles from other users. More points are available for those with rare or valuable literary works.

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