Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Clothes Swap

A clothes swap may just be the girlies thing I've ever been a part of. A bunch of girls get together, we bring clothes we don't wear anymore, but them in a giant pile and we look through the clothes and pick out what we like. It's like shopping for free! While we shop, we talk, we drink, we eat and just have a great ol' girlie time!

A couple weeks ago, I hosted a clothes swap. I needed to get rid of the clothes I'm not bringing with me, so I'll be less tempted to overpack. In total, we were five girls and we had a ridiculous amount of clothes in our pile. We all came away with 3-4 pieces we liked, and the rest we donated to a women's shelter here in Winnipeg.

It was a lot of fun to get to catch up with friends and it felt great to give to the less fortunate, especially in a time of giving but also of consumption. We spend so much money on other people for Christmas gifts, so maybe this way, someone will get a new dress for Christmas. In total, we donated 13 bags full of clothes! 

Oh, and all the coats and sweaters we collected will go to the Syrian refugees that have just arrived. God knows they'll need them.

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