In all the different houses I’ve lived in around Broadripple, I’ve had small closets. Ones that require changing out the clothes with every season. I think it’s just something that comes with the territory.
Often when I’m pulling out my clothes for the next season, I feel a bit tired of my clothes. I don’t really need new clothes, I just need a change. So when I went to my first clothing swap at my friend, Jana’s house a few years ago, I realized it was just the thing I needed.
This time it was my turn to host, a task that seems daunting, but really is pretty easy…
Step 2: Sorting clothes. I divvied up clothes so that one room contained pants & shorts, one had skirts & dresses, one had sweaters, etc…This is an organizer’s dream, so if this is overwhelming, find a “Type A” friend and let them help you. (They might take the extra step to set clothes out by size within the room, too!)
Step 3: Have your friends over! Since the clothes are throughout the house, people can break into groups and go into different rooms. Our rule was each person could take 1 item from each room until everyone has gone through, and then it’s a free for all.
Step 4: Encourage your friends to try on clothes. How else would you know that the little vest actually fits perfectly above your pregnancy bump?!?
Step 5: Take home your clothes! This is the exciting part, because now your closet is revitalized with a few new items. Of this outfit, the top, belt, jacket & shoes were items I found at the swap. Thank you, my friends!