5.01.2014

CLOTHING SWAPS WITH SWAPDOM


one of my favorite things to do these days is whittle my closet. i get maybe a sick kind of satisfaction from seeing how much i can get rid of. i used to have the whole bedroom closet plus a dresser for my things. these days brandon + i share the closet and i have an entire drawer empty. it's dumb, but it makes me happy. 

i was recently introduced to swapdom, i'm really excited about it. it works like a giant, massive closet sale, except you're spending your old clothes instead of money. two birds, one stone. a big circle of closet sharing! such a neat concept. the service is free, you only pay for shipping. you tell them what you want and what you're able to part with, and swapdom takes care of the rest.

i used to hang on to things forever, things i hadn't worn in years and didn't feel excited about anymore, for weird emotional attachments that, looking back on it, kind of make me roll my eyes at myself. but this has been a fun new era for me, getting most of my "new" pieces second-hand and finding happy homes for clothes of mine i fell in love with but then broke up with heartlessly. isn't this the best case scenario for our clothes? especially in this time of fast fashion, giving our wardrobes a whole new life in a whole new closet to be styled in a whole new way is just really, really fun. cool use of the internet, says me. 

swapdom recently launched a kid's clothes + gear swap section, which is GENIUS for new moms who may not have a sister or friend close by to play the hand-me-down game. everybody wants a baby swing for six months, but not everybody wants a baby swing for always. 

hey if you wanna swap with me, i've made a few pieces available HERE, including the skirt above! i'd love to send it your way. :)

this post has been sponsored by swapdom. but all opinions are my own! aren't you lucky?

16 comments :

  1. what a neat idea! i recently purged my closet and i have huge bags of stuff just sitting in my pantry (slash laundry room slash utilities closet slash where all the things go). great timing!

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  2. I'm a bit confused... what if you want something, but the person doesn't want what you have? Or you don't have anything to swap at the mo?
    Sorry, I'm probably just being really dense....

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    1. OK, I've just read their About section and things are now a little clearer :)
      However. as much as I hate to be cynical, I can see flaws in their business model...it could all get incredibly complicated to keep track of, how are they calculating the worth of the swaps, and there's a huge amount of trust between strangers required......

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    2. Hi Zoodlewoodle, Martha from Swapdom here. Swapdom is actually quite easy to use. All you do is list what you'd like to swap, pick what you want to receive, and say which of your items you're offering. Since no money is exchanged, you determine the worth of what you're swapping by what you ask for in return. Naturally, all swapping (as well as online auctions and sharing economy activity in general) is based on trust. You always have an opportunity to approve/decline a swap we find for you, and you can also look at the user ratings of everyone else involved in the swap to see if you're comfortable proceeding. Plus, your Swapdom user dashboard keeps track of all your items and swaps for you.

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  3. great idea and might save some money from shopping too..and your skirt is so nice.love the pale pink color..

    xo josephine
    www.joselovincolors.com

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  4. ah! love this! perfect way to keep my shoebox sized space neater & save money on shopping so my hubby doesn't have a heart attack ;)
    thanks for the info!
    xoxo mckenna
    www.mrsmckennamckay.com

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  5. This is a FANTASTIC IDEA. I like that there's no bargaining involved; it's like a deal between friends. You'll have to keep us posted on what ends up enticing you to trade the skirt; I'm sure there will be a zillion offers!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com

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  6. This is a really good idea! I recently cleared out my closet and have a huge pile of never worn clothes that urgently require a happy home. I was thinking about arranging a clothing swap with friends but I think I prefer this option, let us know how it works out!

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  7. how fun! i always loved swapping clothes with my girlfriends in high school - somehow their stuff always felt more fun to wear (something about the grass being greener?). digging this idea.

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  8. Do you read Mormon Child Bride? I thought of you when I read her most recent post.

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  9. Who are you clog shoes by? Are they NYC pavements walking around all day comfortable? Thinking about getting a pair of swedish hasbeens super high clogs but wonder about the comfort level and safety(the twist ankle factor). Enjoy your blog very much. Thank you.

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    1. hi! you know, I've found that a platform is much easier for a day of walking, something
      about shock absorption I guess. leather rubbing is the only problem I ever come up against with clogs, but that's hit and miss. the height isn't a problem at all! thanks for reading! xo

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    2. oh! these are from madewell a few seasons ago.

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  10. Hi love your blog enjoy reading very much. I was wondering about your shoes, who makes them? I was thinking of getting a pair of clog heels by swedish hasbeens but was wondering how NYC pavement friendly for all day walking around, subway stairs etc are they?

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