I’ve found myself so stressed out about buying clothes lately, it’s not just the cost of clothes for me but also my teen boys and husband. My toddler’s clothes aren’t too bad as I usually find some great deals at second-hand stores and when stores like the Gap and Old Navy have their 50% off sales.
Did you know that most women wear at most 30% of the clothes in their wardrobes (source)? Because women’s bodies change so often, many women have clothes that no longer fit them but are still in excellent condition. Add in all those social conventions that pressure women to buy different types of clothes for every single occasion.
Want a clothing exchange but don’t have anyone to swap with, or you don’t want to leave your house? Well, head on over to RehashClothes. Rehashclothes.com is a great place to exchange your clothes online. So post what you no longer want and what you are looking for, and get swapping!
I love hand-me-downs! Hand-me-downs are a great way to get free clothes, especially for children. Find family members or friends with older or younger kids than yours and pass on your clothes to each other! That is particularly great for baby clothes, school uniforms, or clothes for specific occasions.
You may avoid Facebook to avoid your great-aunt’s conspiracy theory posts, but Facebook can be a treasure trove of all things free, including free clothes. Join a Buy Nothing Group in your area or a Sell and Swap group and see who gives away some free clothes.
Don’t Forget to Check Craigslist
Don’t overlook Craigslist! Many people use Craigslist to post about the stuff they are giving away, including free clothes! This can be very hit or miss, so you need a bit of patience. As always, when picking up clothes from someone you don’t know, follow the safety rules.