We've all heard the saying "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Well I put that saying to good use last night. I plan girls' nights every Tuesday night, and this week we decided to do a clothing swap. Everyone went through their closets and brought bags, boxes, or pillowcases (Spiderman even) full of clothes (and toys & books) they wanted to get rid of.
We ended up with five different tables full of clothes plus a couple of pairs of shoes and a box full of books. We laid everything out by size (kind of like at a garage sale) and then people began rummaging through, trying things on, and piling up the things they liked to take home. All the things that nobody liked got bagged and are now sitting in my trunk waiting to be dropped off at Salvation Army later this week. I think that almost everyone (sorry Brooke) went home with something new and got rid of things they didn't want cluttering up their houses anymore.
That's all the great stuff I came home with (plus a box of books for the nursery, a bag of boy clothes for my SiL, and a couple of shirts for Richie). And the best part was that it was all free. So next time you're planning on just donating clothes (not that donating is bad), maybe check with your friends to see if they have stuff they're looking to get rid of too and swap. All of the leftovers go to charity, but most likely you'll find some buried treasure hidden in your friend's pile of junk. Having a clothing swap made me clean out my closet, saved me money, and definitely worked for me!! To check out more great tips, check out Shannon's blog!