Saturday was the day of the Swap. We divided my living room up into sections, according to items people brought: Beauty, purses, books/DVDs, kitchenware, hodgepodge, home decor, and clothing.
The set up:
First of all, we assumed that if people brought it, they truly didn't want it, so we said regardless of how many items you brought, you could go home with as many items as your found. (The rest was going to be donated, so might as well.)
Then to get the swapping started, we drew numbers to come up with a picking order - like a gift exchange. On the first couple of rounds each person chose one thing, allowing for each person to have a shot at their favorite item. Then we had planned to keep going in order, gradually increasing the number of items people could choose, but really, it just seemed easier to make it a free for all, which is what we did.
Here are just a couple of treasures I came away with: