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March 26, 2014

How to Host a Clothing Swap

Each Thursday, I attend a local Bible study - hosted by a church here in our area.
From time to time, they will announce upcoming events and invite all of us to attend.
They recently hosted a women's clothes-swapping event called "My Sister's Closet".

Clothing Swap
Featured Items: Gap, Old Navy, Target
For days leading up to the event, donations of clothing, shoes, jewelry, other accessories, etc. were accepted. For those interested in attending the event, a sign-up sheet was made available. Attendees chose an hour-long time slot in which to shop, and arrived at their chosen time ready to go!

Each woman in attendance was allowed to choose a certain number of items for free! 
What a fun Girl's Night Out!

When I arrived, I was told that I could choose 15 clothing items, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pieces of jewelry, 1 purse, and 1 other accessory. What a ministry to those in attendance who may have been in need. What a ministry to gals who just wanted to come and have fun! 
What is more fun than shopping for free?!

I have been working hard to clean out closets, simplify, scale down, etc. So, I did not take full advantage of what I was allowed to snag, but I did find a few things that I was really excited about taking home.

I especially loved the jewelry items that I found:

I love the casual earrings - I have already worn them 100 times.
And the bracelet? Well, it speaks to the prissy, girly side of me.

I have seen some great ideas for doing this on a smaller scale...in your home...with some friends, and I have also read about gal pals getting together and doing a similar concept with a book exchange!

If you are looking for a fun and fresh way to encourage the women around you, consider hosting an event like this! It really is a lot of fun~