A few questions have come up here in Nashville on what exactly is a swap and how is it organized. So I figured it would be a good time to clarify what it is.
Simply put, a clothing swap, especially for kids, where you trade your child's gently worn clothes and toys for gently worn clothes and toys from other families. You don't sell your clothes, you just trade.
I know that quite a few people are used to consignment sales where you can get top dollar for your child's very nice, but used clothing. However, clothing swap is an exchange, so if you don't want to just give away your really nice items, I wouldn't suggest you do so.
As to how the event is organized, it's real simple. You bring your clothes and toys to swap at a Sassy Family swap event. Sassy Family volunteers handle sorting your clothes into sizes, making sure the clothes are clean and ready to be traded. Clothes that aren't ready to be exchanged are returned back to the owner. While we sort your clothes, you shop for items that you like.
Here's also a couple of websites that can explain swaps a little better: Frugal Mama is really good and also Clothing Swap.com
Founder and Operator of the Sassy Family Craft Fair and the Sassy Family Kid's Clothing Swap