Save Money At A Sip And Swap

Stop buying, just swap!

If there is one thing I have learned from my girlfriends it’s you ladies love your clothes.

I have lost count of the times I have sat waiting for one of them to get ready whilst they frantically tear through a department stores worth of clothes claiming they have nothing to wear.

Now I am not stereotyping here, just giving you my own personal experience. 

But, what if there was a way you could clear out some of your old stuff whilst picking up a few items yourself at no cost to you?

Sounds good huh?


What is Sip and Swap?

Basically it’s a clothing exchange party. A few of the girls get together over a few bottles of wine, taking a bag of clothes with them they no longer want or need.

You have a rummage through the clothing your friends have brought and vice versa.

If you see anything you like, you take it. You’ve added a few items (or ten) to your wardrobe giving you a few new outfits and so do your friends.

Best of all, it’s cost you nothing!

If you’re anything like my friends you may even have items still with the tag on. So you could end up walking out with something brand new or hardly worn.

What better way for you to have some lovely new things to wear without it eating into your monthly budget?

Leftover clothes

This is where you can have a good de-clutter as well as doing something good for others too.

Any clothes leftover after you have all had a good rummage through and taken what you need you can donate to a local charity shop.

If you haven’t worn it for a while (if ever) and none of your friends want it, there’s little point in holding onto it.

Make some room in the house and do your bit for charity.

Final word

If you feel the items are too valuable to simply give away, you could always sell them on eBay, Facebook buy, sell and swap pages or Gumtree.

But, whichever you decide, don’t simply put it back in your wardrobe.

Tidy space, tidy mind!

This is not exclusively for girls, although most of us blokes aren’t very good at this sort of thing and after looking at the fashion sense of some of my friends it’s no from me!

However, having mentioned this to a few of my girl friends, they thought it was a great idea!

Have you ever held a Sip and Swap or a clothing exchange party?

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9 thoughts on “Save Money At A Sip And Swap

  1. This is a really good idea! Most people really struggle at the thought a de-clutter. There are some items, although unworn or hardly worn, that I don’t want to get rid of but know I should, and I think swapping it with a friend is a bit easier than just giving it away. Even better when you get something in return too – we always secretly envy our friends’ wardrobes!

    1. Hi Abby thanks for taking the time to read and comment. The reaction from my girlfriends has been good about this post. Let me know if you give it a go!

  2. I love the idea of sip and swap. Will suggest this to my girlfriends. I do hope this will work in the Philippines.
    Thanks for this, 🙂

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