"My room is off limits. And so is the basement. And so are the couches in the living room--no one can sit on them."
These were the words of my son Jordon when he heard I was holding a clothing swap at our house while he's at school, my husband's out of town, & I'm on Spring Break.
Meanwhile, I know that around 15 women are going through their clothes, culling out the things they might want to swap. I know that clothing will soon fill the house, & women will be trying things on. Jordon can keep his room closed, but the rest of the house is fair game as a dressing room.
Rachel, my friend who held the last two swaps (see stories here & here), & I chose the date for the swap a couple months ago. The evite went out about a month ago. Last week, my husband helped me carry inside some industrial shelves to use to hang & sort the clothes.
It seems like a good time to hold the swap since most of us are switching out our seasonal clothes now anyway.
You can take the people out of the office, but can you take the office out of the people? Yes, you can!
One of the things I like best about talking about clothing is that it's light relief. Even though I work with all the friends who came to the swap, we didn't talk about work at all! It was so nice to chat about clothes & other things!
We're thrilled to know that the remaining clothes are going to another swap--a big, public swap held at the college where I teach.
Jordon's last words as he left for school: "Remember the rules: they aren't allowed to sit anywhere at any time."
No worries--we weren't sitting much--we were swapping! It was really fun!