Have you heard of clothing swaps before? You can usually find out about them through the newspaper, online, or the community bulletin board. It is a great way of recycling clothing and getting a new outfit. You gather all the clothing that you no longer wear, and take it to a clothing swap. Depending on how they are run, if you bring in 10 items, then you take 10 items. Some places will charge you a nominal fee to cover the rental of the location, other times they may ask for a donation which may be given to charity. Some of these clothing swaps are held at up scale restaurants and bars, where they include drinks and food in the cost.
Clothing swap events are a great way to refresh your wardrobe, and meet new people, even make some business contacts. Many people really like this idea, and attend these events quite regularly. If the event is held in a very upscale location, then the quality of clothing is going to lean more toward the designer labels, and you could walk away with a real deal.
It is not just clothing that they swap at these events. You will find jewellery, hats, scarves, belts, and even designer handbags, so make sure you take a good look around when you attend, as you don't want to miss out on a bargain.
Some times these events will combine a clothing and book swap, so that can be really interesting. Nothing is better then getting a new outfit, and a good summer read all at the same location, and not costing an arm and a leg.
Next time you hear of a clothing swap in your community, invite a friend and make a day of it, as you could be pleasantly surprised and find the perfect garb, and have a great time doing it.
If you do not wish to attend one of these events and still need to get rid of some clothing, then check out the various women's shelters, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and charities in your community, as many of them could probably use some of your clothing.
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Kaayla Canfield is the author of "Simply Going Green In 3 Year or Less", which you can purchase at http://www.simplygoinggreen.ca This book is written in an easy to use format, which is presently being used by home owners, schools and businesses throughout North America.