Tuesday, March 10

WFMW: Cinderella's Closet

We all like free stuff, right? How about free clothes? My aunt came up with this fabulous idea several years ago and she named it Cinderella's Closet.

Basically, it's just a big clothing swap. Gather your friends (it helps if you all wear a similar size, but this can work even if you don't, so long as you have enough people) and tell them to dig through their closets. You can include clothes, shoes, even accessories, if you'd like. For each item you bring, you may take one item home. If you have a big group, you may want to pass out tags as people arrive so everyone remembers how many things they brought.

Let everybody browse through the clothes and choose some items they'd like to bring home. Make sure you have a private changing area available. Once everyone is satisfied with their trades, all the leftover items can be donated to Goodwill or the charity of your choice.

I've done this two or three times. While I always take fewer items home than I've brought with me, I have found it's a great way to clear out my closet. How often do you find something good for you, good for your friends, and good for the less fortunate? Cinderella's Closet works for me!

See more tips and techniques at the new home of Works for Me Wednesday, We Are THAT Family.


  1. This is a great idea! I wish I could find one of those in my area. I don't know if I am up to hosting one right now. Is there a website showing who is participating? If not there should be. I bet it would generate income even for someone. Great blog post!

  2. hey this is a fantastic idea!!! I might try this with my homeschooling group. We all have children in the same age ranges...perfect!

    Thanks so much!

  3. LaVonne - Nope, no websites. As far as I know, my aunt came up with the idea on her own. Maybe you could talk to a couple of friends and one of them would be inspired to host it?

    Michelle - Yes! This would definitely work for kids clothes as well. If I hadn't had some great families who were done having children (and donated bags and bags of clothes to me), I probably would have tried this for my daughter already.

  4. I really think this is a good idea, another great use would be maternity clothes.

  5. What a great idea! I just wish there were other people my size! Pooh. Hey is there are any tall super skinny people out there that want to trade regular clothes for great tall skinny maternity clothes, let me know :-)


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