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February 3, 2003 at 10:58 pm #19805Anonymous
This site may be useful to those of you with kids.
Exchange those outgrown clothes with new sizes amongst other families at no cost. I’m contemplating adding more categories, for men, women and teens.
The site is currently free, hopefully the banner advertising will cover the server costs. Don’t be afraid to drop me a line w/ suggestions! Rick
From the editor: the previously mentioned site is no longer in existence.February 10, 2003 at 12:26 am #20631Anonymous
::)It’s a good idea, but in this day and age of consignment shops, I don’t know how much traffic you will get. I already drop my stuff at a consignment shop, so I get to pick each individual piece of clothing I buy with the money I earn, rather than trading for lots of things my kids might not actually wear. When the kids don’t need clothes, we just have extra cash.June 26, 2007 at 11:37 pm #21519Anonymous
Get together with friends a couple of times a year for a “clothes swap” party. I’ve been to one, and it was great fun and I came home with 2 new outfits plus some extra tees. The “hostess” made a fun party out of it, everyone brought a snack or dessert to share.
At the time, I thought it might be fun to add a “samples” swap or make a door prize using a recycled basket and having everyone bring in their sample-sizes that were lurking around in the cupboards at home.
Also great to do if you can find enough moms with kids of a variety of ages. Toy swaps are also good and cheap!
Carrying on the theme, you could do movie swap parties, book swaps, etc. etc.December 20, 2007 at 6:42 pm #21600Anonymous
Swapping clothes is a neat thing for adults, too. When I was a member of Curves gym in Florida, the owner had us bring in clothes that were too large for us. We could then take stuff that was our new size. At the end of a set time period, she donated all the remaining clothes to Goodwill.
One time, my friend and I were dieting and we swapped clothes — stuff one of us couldn’t wear anymore that now fit the other person. It was a frugal way to get a new wardrobe for work!September 29, 2008 at 10:53 pm #21731imported_MeowMeParticipant
I know about Consignment shops but I never thought about ” trading” that is a GREAT CONCEPTION. That is if your friend Lets you LOLJanuary 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm #21888imported_cindyohParticipant
New here, hello all. Regarding freebies in my community (and probably yours), we have a few churches and a city organization that offers free clothing and household goods once a month. I saw ads in a few local newsletters about these and decided to check them out and was glad I did. I felt a bit self-conscious as I was not truly in need but took bags of nice clothing I no longer needed. I was welcomed to take whatever I wanted and encouraged to return to all of these places. One place I visit restricts you to one large bag per month that you sign for. I've “traded” some nice things for clothing that had not even been worn (got a nice London Fog coat never worn!), and it's been well worth it. My niece has found some nice things for her boys and in turn takes things they've outgrown. The trading thing is a great idea.April 16, 2011 at 2:52 am #22003imported_karlieParticipant
I usually sell stuff I am bored with on eBay… But I usually spend the proceeds on more clothes!
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