Last weekend I started cleaning my closet and slowly rotating my items that were packed away for the Summer. I do this every time the seasons change and as I was doing it I realized that a couple of other friends were doing the same thing. Knowing that we were all getting rid of stuff, instead of taking everything straight to be donated, this Sunday we decided to get together for a clothing swap. We had never done a swap before, but after doing a mini impromptu one I think we've found a new seasonal tradition.
Once we had our favorite lattes in hand, we started sorting through all our stuff creating piles based on the types of clothing. Between the 3 of us we had tons of tops, dresses, pants, skirts, jackets and sweaters. It wasn't anything fancy, but it was just organized enough for us to know what we were looking through.
Two hours later, we each cleaned up pretty well and still had 2 garbage bags worth of clothes to donate. I love everything I nabbed, but the best of it all - a Tory Burch cream skirt that my friend Rachel threw in the pile. Can't wait to pair it with a chambray shirt and some boots for the Fall. We spent the rest of the morning noshing on some great eats my friend Kelli made and talking about life. In the end I scored 2 tops, 2 skirts, 1 blazer, 2 lightweight jackets and 6 dresses. Seems like a lot, but it's a lot less than what I came in with.
A clothing swap is fulfilling in so many ways. Not only are you getting rid of items in your closet that you either don't need or wear, but you're getting something in return. In addition, it's a such a fun way to spend QT time with your girlfriends - all without a huge cost attached to it. Here are a few things that we learned cleaning out our closets and also swapping clothes:
- If you haven't worn something for a year - it's time to let it go.
- Swapping clothes with a friend is a great way to still have access to it if you want to ever wear the item again.
- Pick up something that you may never have bought for yourself, but that you're willing to take for free.
|Have you and your friends done a clothing swap before? What was the best thing you got out of it?|