Tuesday, 11 December 2012

In the Mood to Swap


If I could have one wish this Christmas, it would be that 'Swapping' would forever be the new shopping.
Clothes Swaps are a win-win-win (win times however many girls show up)! You can leave with some fabulous, new-to-you clothing without spending a thing!
And, for a moment, lets put aside the money saved and the clothing gained...this is a crazy-fun girl's night out! Open some wine, put on some music, and let the excitement take over! What girl doesn't like a night out with the girl's- free clothes are just icing on the already iced-with-wine cake. Have I mentioned that there should be wine...?


According to Life Organizers, here are the tips to organizing a successful Clothing Swap:

Invite your friends & ask your friends to invite their friends 

About 10-15 people is the goal - aim for all shapes & sizes 

If you are hosting the swap at your house, make sure you have at least two full-length mirrors available

For those of us who are modest, make sure there are other rooms available to dress and undress. If this isn't possible, remind people they can wear a body suit or bathing suit underneath their clothing if they wish

Clothes swaps can be seasonal, but they don't have to be: The best clothes swaps have all seasons clothing.

If two people want the same item, you can have fun with this by either a coin toss, or having each person model the item of clothing and have a vote (do this only if you're sure there won't be hard feelings).

If you have second thoughts about an item you have up for grabs - speak up quickly. A simple "Hmm, I'm not so sure I'm ready to give that up yet," should suffice, before someone else gets too attached to the item.

Be prepared - for a good time! You'll be surprised how much fun you'll have with a group of women trying on clothing!

There were many how-to lists online- but this was the best one in my opinion. There is one thing this list is missing, however. Did you catch it? No wine! OF COURSE you can have a successful Swap without it, but really- WHY would you want to??

 I would also like to add to the list:

Ask that the clothing is laundered before bringing it

No soiled, stained, severely ripped clothing should be brought to the Swap

Other than those few guidelines- have fun with it! I think it is best to bring all seasons, but if you'd like have one just for Spring/Summer or for Fall/Winter, go for it! Whatever floats your boat. :)

I'm mulling over organizing a clothing swap in the early new year in the Hamilton area.  Comment below or let me know on facebook if you'd like to be included. 

Thanks for stopping in!



  1. I'm sure Amanda and myself would attend. I personally love the idea of a clothing swap...and wine :)

    1. Yay...I'm definitely going to plan one for January....