On September 26th, I opened my home to 11 ladies and their cast-off clothing.
I had five garbage bags of clothing to get rid of (hooray for drastic unexpected weight loss!), so I decided to invite some ladies over to root through the clothes, bring their own things to get rid of, and generally just have a great afternoon.
As I sorted the clothing, I was concerned with how cold my apartment was–I was in a sweater and jeans with wool socks on and was still freezing! I shouldn’t have worried. Half an hour after the ladies arrived, we were all down to our underwear and the windows were fogged over! My apartment is small and there was a lot of giggling.
Favourite quotes of the afternoon: “All of my favourite ladies are in their underwear. It’s a good day to be Lauren!” and “I never thought I’d be giving someone my card in my underwear.”
We ate. We drank. We tried things on.
For the whole week following the e-mails and Twitter messages came pouring in–people couldn’t stop telling me what fun they had, and how many great clothes they ended up with!
I’ll be holding another one at the end of January. It looks like every four months or so is going to be a good frequency for this.
Do you hold or attend clothing swaps? Tell me about your experiences in the comments!