I Have An Idea…

Looking through my wardrobe this morning, I see a lot of awesome stuff. Stuff that I’ve simply never worn – you know, impulse purchases (on sale, obviously) that I’ve just never gotten around to taking out of the bag. Shoes still in their boxes. Belts, earrings, shirts and skirts. Necklaces, scarves, and jackets still with the swing-tags on.Β  Other stuff that I’m just over. Stuff that’s still in excellent condition, that just lies neglected in my cupboard, taking up space.

So I had me a little idea, after seeing some girls (I can’t, for the life of me, remember who, exactly – and if you could refresh my memory, that would be awesome) tweeting about meeting up with all their unwanted clothing/shoes/accessories, and having a swap. And donating everything that’s left over, to charity. And that got me thinking. Why don’t we do something like that, online?

Once a month, we all get together (on our blogs, of course) and we each do a post containing items that we have that we’d be willing to swap (pictures/sizes/measurements and honest descriptions of condition/age/retail price), and maybe a list of things we’re looking to swap those items for.

I’d do a post putting the links all in one place, making it easier for people to browse from a central point and people interested in swapping your goods for theirs, can simply leave you a comment on your post, and then get in touch with you to arrange the swap. The swap can happen either in person, or via the postal service, if you’re not in the same city…Just think about it – you could be clearing out space for new additions to your wardrobe andΒ  every month you could be getting new, exciting, previously-loved (or brand-new) handbags/jackets/blouses/dresses/accessories etc etc.

If this is something you’d be interested in participating in, please leave me a comment below…. πŸ™‚

Picture credit: First found on Pinterest.

This entry was posted in life things, love things and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

35 Responses to I Have An Idea…

  1. Timor says:

    I think that would be a great idea and I am keen to join!

  2. Angel says:

    I think this is a brilliant idea!
    I dunno if I’d have anything anyone would want though…

  3. joyanne says:

    i love the idea too, but like Angel above doubt I have anything worth passing on! Still keen to be kept in the loop tho πŸ™‚ Nice idea, taking the swap thing online

  4. Gina says:

    Love love love this idea. But what if you didnt have anything to swap? Could you purchase the items??

  5. LaurenHamilton says:

    Awesome idea, i’m in πŸ™‚

  6. SheBee says:

    Love this idea! I’m totally in.

    Will you remember to blog at least once a month though? πŸ˜‰

  7. Angela says:

    I love clothing swaps!

  8. Nayes says:

    Really love this. But honestly – I never open my closet to find things that still have tags on them! Although – I do look at my bookshelf and see plenty of books who have remained un-read. LOL! Keen to see how it works out though πŸ™‚

  9. Louisa says:

    Love the idea πŸ™‚

  10. tanya says:

    Great idea! I’d like to b included pls πŸ™‚

  11. natashia says:

    My girl friends and I have held two clothing swops in the last year, both were great fun and everyone left with some new stuff and whatever we didn’t want to take home again we donated to charity – I HIGHLY recommend this!

    Just wondering, for those of us that don’t have blogs, is there still a way we could participate?

  12. Meg Pascoe says:

    Sounds awesome, I’m in!

  13. mandimadeit says:

    Awesome! I’m in.

  14. rubyyogi says:

    Keen bean

  15. dawn says:

    Epic idea! It’ll be even cheaper than buying on bidorbuy πŸ˜€

  16. marina says:

    Great idea!

  17. Charms says:

    Fabulous idea. I’m in like a snotty nose in winter!

  18. CathrynR says:

    I’m in, although in Cape Town… Was thinking just yesterday I should do a clothing sale in my yard…

  19. Jackie says:

    Id love to do this, but I dont have a blog, any way I can still participate?

  20. Karen Lamb says:

    Awesome idea – I am keen to join!

  21. blackhuff says:

    I like this idea – will certainly partake

  22. Saaleha says:

    For sure! I’d love to include kitchen/household things as well.

  23. Linda says:

    Yes this would be cool!

  24. Erin says:

    Awesome idea!

  25. Lorien says:

    I am super keen. I am in Cape Town. Will start taking pictures of some of the things I want to swap. Wonderful. Thanks Exmi.

  26. Johanni says:

    I’m in, but I also don’t have a blog!

  27. Pingback: hellotanya.co.za » Blog Archive » Exmi’s online thrift swap – V1.0

  28. Pingback: Online Thrift Swap – Round One | A Bit of This a Bit of That

  29. Pingback: *Online Thrift Swap – Round One* – *The Glamourous Life*

  30. Mel says:

    i am in ! my post will be up later today. what a brill idea!

  31. sass says:

    damn, i have about a gazillion things (and i’m not kidding) to put up, but just don’t have the time. i’ll have to see when it comes to round 2.

  32. kendra says:

    Great idea! Are you still considering this? If so, I’d be willing to swap about anything for a darn curling iron! Lol. I have a ton of beauty products (excellent condition) and some clothing items I’d be willing to swap! Also, if you like doing this you should check out listia it’s a site where you use credits you earn to “buy” things. It’s a lot like E-bay, but most everythign is free or you pay a tiny shipping cost! It’s a great place, but still I love your idea!

Leave a Reply