|I actually found more after I took this photo|
Last weekend I participated in a clothing & kids' stuff swap at a friend's housing co-op. It's the first I've been to in years, but I thought it would be a good idea to pass on some of the clothes that are a little too well-loved to consign & I haven't passed on to friends' children. I have a few bags & bins where I toss clothing as they grow out of them. I pitch things of Bronte's in there a couple times a week--she's growing like a weed still--so I knew I'd have quite a bit to bring.
|The Yuba Mundo was stuffed to the gunnels with toys, books, clothing, baby gear, shoes, diapers, bottles...|
If I'd had a small car, this stuff wouldn't have fit in the trunk. Luckily, the giant GoGetter panniers of our Yuba Mundo hold a ton of stuff & I was able to strap the rest on top of the rack, in the child seat & the BreadBasket. I'm not sure how much the load weighed, but from the way the bike handled, it wasn't more than when I bike Linnaeus, his friend, & Bronte to preschool one day a week. I got a lot of smiles & comments as I rode over to Commercial Drive in the gorgeous fall weather. Definitely a fun way to cut the clutter!
|I brought home seven items for the kids.|
I think the majority of what I brought went home with other families at the swap, but when I helped clean up, I noticed some going into the donation bags, to be picked up by the Developmental Disabilities Association, I believe. I did bring a few things home from the swap, but you can see from the pictures, it was definitely a huge net loss of clutter in our house!
Have you ever participated in or hosted a clothing swap? What was your experience like? Do share...
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