Autumn is officially upon us and it feels like Halloween is just around the corner. When you think of either of those, what is one of the first things that comes to mind? Pumpkins! This iconic seasonal squash is good for more than just carving jack o’lanterns and making pumpkin pie. (more…)
The days are long, the weather is warm, and you’re itching for some adventure! Whether you set up a tent or rent a cabin, camping is a great summer activity for the whole family. Sometimes, though, you don’t want to deal with the hassle of a camping trip or the weather isn’t working out in your favor. That’s when you plan an indoor campout! This could also be a great option for the next staycation that you and your family plans!
When I was growing up, I remember my dad and brother going on camping trips with the Boy Scouts. They always seemed to have a good time, but planning for a whole troupe of boys was a daunting task. It isn’t necessarily easier for a family. There are any number of things you need to worry about, from picking a campsite to packing, planning meals, and worrying about the weather. With an indoor campout, you can have the adventure of a campout any time of year. (more…)
When it comes to Family Movie night, the selection really is endless. As we’ve taken time to narrow down our favorite movies, we wanted to extend the picks to everyone on the Swap.com team. Some people are into animated movies while others prefer classics. With our varied bunch at Swap.com, you never know what’s going to make our favorites list!
This month’s Top 5 Movie Picks comes from our graphic designer, Dan! (more…)
As a parent, you want to make your child’s birthday memorable. What better way than by throwing a fantastic party? But, as you know, throwing a party can be an expensive undertaking. Thankfully, you can still have a great party without breaking the bank.
Some parents spend a lot of money planning and executing the perfect party for their child. GigMasters, an event services website, reported in 2013 that there has been a steady increase in spending on children’s birthday parties since 2010. Some parents spent over $1000 on their party! But such exorbitant price tags usually mean you’ll be paying those bills for months to come. That’s where party planning on a budget comes in. We have ways to help keep your costs low and your child’s fun high. (more…)
When it comes to crafting, I will be the first to admit, I have no idea what I’m really doing. I see these do-it-yourself home decoration projects and I know that if I tired even half of them, I could make a new Pinterest Fails blog. Recently this year, I bought a house and since I’m no longer renting, I thought I should take some time to make this house feel like a home. What better season to warm up your living space than fall, right? The leaves change colors, the scent of apple spice and pumpkin is everywhere, and nothing’s more appealing than hoodie weather or a cuddly blanket.
Since I don’t have the funds for beautiful home decorations from Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel, I decided to visit my local craft supply store and take on a few DIY fall home decoration ideas. Lucky me, Halloween and Fall decorations were 40% off along with the whole floral department. This way, if I messed some of these up (clue: I did) I didn’t waste that much money. (more…)
This week is Customer Service Week so we wanted to take some time to celebrate and recognize our Support Team here at Swap.com! These are the people who are here to answer all of your questions about anything that has to do with being a customer of Swap.com.
You know them by name, maybe you’ve even gotten the chance to chat with them on the phone, but wouldn’t you really like to get to know the team that you interact with on a consistent basis?