Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's a Swap

Bitch 'n' Swap is not a new idea, but it's still a great one and is something that I tend to forget about from time-to-time.  In keeping with the semi-regular notion of spring cleaning (which is ongoing in my house), here's a friendly reminder of yet another way you can unload some of the clothes you don't want.  For anyone who doesn't know what a bitch 'n' swap is, here's what you do:

  • You get together with a few girlfriends at someone's house
  • Bring clothes that are in good shape but that don't work for you for whatever reason
  • Spread the clothes out around the hostesses place
  • And grab!
Everyone gets rid of clothes that were just taking up space, and everyone (hopefully) leaves with new-to-them duds.  It doesn't have to be just clothes, you can swap jewelry, make-up, everything.  It's first grab first get, so people may end up fighting over your clothes!  How's that for creating a feeling of specialness!?!? The only downside to this, that I've found, is that no one has my same size clown feet, so I always strike out in the awesome free shoes department.  Even if you don't nab any awesome free clothes, the conversation and girl time (usually with wine and snacks) is pretty awesome all on its own.

Fellow frugalista Annabelle recently nabbed some swell stuff at a bitch 'n' swap, if you need further convincing.


  1. LOVE this, but I have to admit at first I read Bitch 'n Slap. Some girlfriends recently did this and loved it. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the name! There was a newcomer to the swap I just attended who had size 8.5 feet -- close enough to my size 9s that I was able to snag some sweet footwear.