Hey! It’s a guest post from Melanie M. Sidwell!
I like new clothes (but hate shopping). I also like free things (who doesn’t?). I’m a working parent flying solo these days with little time, patience, and funds to hit the mall, so when I was introduced to the idea of a clothing swap, I was immediately on board.
Why? A clothing swap puts into action “Another (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure,” truly making this living green lifestyle thingy very fashionable.
We’ve all been there, staring at the closet overloaded with clothes but have nothing to wear. A swap brings together your friends and their unwanted, misguided fashion choices for scoring free new-to-you finds, as well as a chance to socialize and do social good.
I’ve been to a few swaps, both held amongst friends in their homes and open to the public events; recently I hosted one at my home with ladies I love. Here are some tips to get you swapping: Read more
We were just talking about this in the office and, sure enough, it comes up in the news — Coloradoans might have a way to say no to phone books if one state rep has anything to say about it:
Democratic Rep. Mark Ferrandino is looking at two possibilities to help people whod rather look up a number online or dont want multiple books.One would set up a registry of people who want to permanently opt out, an approach similar to the do-not-call list. The other would require each directory publisher to allow people to opt out for at least five years online and post the Web address on the front of each book.