|The women's clothing table at my swap|
I hosted a clothing swap at my house last weekend. It was easy, fun, and a success! There are lots of different rules and guidelines you can follow when hosting a swap but this one was simple in that there really weren't any rules. Here is the information I sent out in the invitation:
I’m hosting a clothing swap at my house! I would love for you all to come. Here are the swap rules:
- What do I swap? Bring clean clothes and accessories in good condition (not perfect, just wearable). Clean out your closet and your kids’ closets (even your husband’s closet) and bring what you no longer need. Clothes can be for any size, age, or gender! Clothes with a small tear or stain are okay if you think they are still wearable. Everything should be clean and folded, though. We will sort into piles by age/size and clothing type (jeans, shorts, skirts, etc). Feel free to also bring accessories such as bags, backpacks, caps, mittens, etc.
- What can I take home? Anything you can use! You are welcome to take any items you need/want. Bring a big bag to take things home in (or I’ll send you home with your loot in a trash bag). I guarantee there will be enough stuff for everyone.
- What happens to the leftover clothes? I will offer leftovers to friends and neighbors who weren’t able to attend the swap. After that all leftovers will be donated to charity.
- When should I arrive? The swap starts at 1 pm. Each person can sort the items they bring into the appropriate piles when they arrive. We will start swapping as soon as folks arrive and the piles start growing! If you can’t get here right at 1:00, don’t worry. Just show up when you can between 1 and 4 pm and we will be here.
- What else do I need to know? I’ll have some snack food and drinks for everyone to enjoy. I’ll bring out the full-length mirrors and we can use the bathrooms and bedrooms as fitting rooms. This is not a fancy event- it will be an easygoing affair!
- Can I bring my kids? Yes. We have a huge yard and they can all play outside if it is not raining. Sturdy shoes recommended.
|Baby clothes for swapping|
|The Little Girls and Little Boys table (signs decorated by 3 yr old)|
|The big girl clothes table was on the patio|
|The living room was a hub of activity during the swap|
|My favorite summer dress, which I got at the clothing swap at the Mini Maker Faire last week.|
|I got this T-shirt and skirt at my swap|