Having a box for the guests to swap things is a fun idea we see in many varieties when we have been visiting hostels around in Brazil. We have seen swap boxes made from fruit crates, baskets and even old refrigerators.
Some hostels are having a lot of different items switch hands, everything from shampoo to books and even mosquito nets. It’s a great way of encouraging your guests to throw away less stuff that others might need, and also they can get something they need out of the deal.
A swap box doesn’t necessarily have to be exclusively for things, a place to leave behind food in the guest kitchen is also a great idea.
You may put a poster on the box, such as the one to the left. It can be downloaded here: Vamos-compartilhar