I held my second clothing swap(the first one was held last autumn) this weekend, and I think it went rather well. I had a great selection of women show up and even though a couple people couldn’t stay long, they still brought a fair amount to donate. I’m really proud of everyone who came by, and want to thank them for the items and great conversation. As you can see, we had a wide selection.
I myself had filled two bags for donation and came away with one of all new-to-me items. My next step is to see where they fit in my wardrobe. What matches or coordinates; which items create the most solid outfits. It’s very possible I will still whittle down from the new stuff if something doesn’t work with the rest of my things.
I will be holding another in the fall, for anyone who missed this one, but will not have a confirmed date until later in the year. If you’re interested in saving money and spending time with friends, I would suggest hosting a clothing swap in your home. It’s a wonderful way to save money and avoid clothing going to landfills. I’ll be going through the five(!) bags of clothing that are left, and will see what I can donate to the Bissell Centre, Goodwill, and the Onoway Thrift store. Last time around I only went to Goodwill, but I like to spread this kind of stuff around. There are so many wonderful charities in Edmonton alone. With further research(and by my next swap), I’m hoping to have even more knowledge about charitable options.