In the planning phases, I collected lots of inspiration photos, but now it’s time to move beyond design dreaming into shopping. And I’ve found a great website to help me with that. Have you heard of Shopswell? Shopswell is like Pinterest for shopping, featuring curated lists of products created by users.
Everything is buyable, so if you fall in love with something you see there, you can simply click and buy — instead of going on a wild goose chase to source the item as I’m sure we’ve all done on other social sharing sites.
I’ve created a Shopswell list called Outdoor Entertaining Essentials — it’s my wishlist of products that will turn the back porch and patio into a comfortable hangout space for our friends and family and also a great place to entertain.
One of my favorite features of Shopswell is that you can add products from any online retailer to your list, then watch for sales and discounts using the price tracking tool. We have our eye on some patio furniture, but I need it to go on sale!
I’m also having fun finding all kinds of unexpected decor and accessories for the patio.
We throw all kinds of parties outside — from cozy dinner parties to kids’ bashes, so there’s a lot on my list of essentials.
I’m really liking Shopswell for shopping. It’s fun to check out other community members ‘curated lists in areas like beauty, fashion, home decor and tech and to read their product reviews and recommendations and watch videos they’ve shared. This could come in handy at Christmas for compiling gift ideas for friends and family and tracking prices to make sure I get the best deal. (I like that I’m able to create private lists so no one can snoop around to see what I’m buying them!)
Oh, and did I mention you can earn credit to use toward your shopping when you use Shopswell through the Shop.Share.Win. program?
There are lots of ways to earn credit: by creating lists, leaving helpful comments, videos, and reviews on lists and products; updating your profile; curating others’ comments, reviews and videos; and sharing Shopswell with others. Shopswell users are earning some major shopping credits through this project; just check out the leaderboard.
I hope you’ll follow me on Shopswell; I’ll be sure to follow back so we can shop together.
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