Closet Cleaning Tips: Keep, Recycle or Trade?

Closet cleaning tips for both the wallet and eco-conscious alike! When you are cleaning out your closet, you actually have more options than just bagging everything up and dropping it off at the local thrift chain on the corner. This video explains those options, plus I will show you three more Trendy Trade Clothing Swap Event finds! (Click image below to play video.)

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When you are cleaning out your closet, you actually have more options than just bagging everything up and dropping it off at the local thrift chain on the corner. You can turn items you no longer use into items you will love, at Trendy Trade Clothing Swap Events. Today we will cover closet cleaning tips that help you make the most of what you already have and get the most for the money you have already spent. These tips will also help you not to keep something in your closet that doesn’t need to stay there, simply because you don’t know what else to do with it!

According to the Council for Textile Recycling’s website, the average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing and textiles per year. With Trendy Trade, we give you another option other than keeping, donating or throwing away — that is swapping!

Closet Cleaning Tips: Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Next time you are getting ready to clean out your closet, go into the project with these questions in mind:

  • Will I use this? If so, keep it.
  • Is this still in great shape but I won’t use it? If so, swap it.
  • Is this item worn out? If so, recycle it.

Closet Cleaning Tips

If items are in your closet getting regular use, keep them in your closet! You know which ones these are because they are either on you or in your hamper right now waiting to be washed!

Closet Cleaning Tips: Swap or Recycle Instead!

For other items that are in your closet that are in great shape, but are too big or too small or maybe you bought it on clearance and can’t return it – these are great items to bring to a Trendy Trade and swap for new-to-you items that you will love.

If an item is outdated or totally and completely worn out, look for a textile recycling facility in your area, or if there isn’t one, check around to the local thrift stores to find one that recycles or reuses fabrics that come in.

Make it your goal to no longer throw anything away. Second to that, make it your goal to turn what you no longer use into something that you will! You can do that at an upcoming Trendy Trade event. Visit our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter for upcoming event details.

Trendy Trade is all about repurposing and taking something that someone has no more use for and rehoming it and giving it a new life. When you are cleaning out your closet, keep today’s tips in mind and it will help you make the most of what you already have!

For more closet cleaning tips and tricks check out my closet cleaning video or my closet shopping video.

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Believe Anything is Possible

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Look up into the sky on a clear night and soak in the view. Those billions of stars, planets and galaxies are all waiting to be discovered and some of them, we have. Humans are living and existing in space — eating, breathing, surviving on the International Space Station. In another decade or so, rockets will be launched into space to asteroids threatening the earth to send them into reorbit so they don’t destroy us. It’s true and in development as we speak. If people have dared to believe that this was possible and have made it happen, how can we ever think that our dreams are not possible too? Anything is possible, if we believe — and that is where it all starts.

Trendy trade clothing swap events were created out of nothing. It came out of a small seed of an idea and the belief that something like this was possible. To date, we have swapped over 3,000 items of clothing at our various events and donated over 1,000 items to charities that help women in need. None of this would have happened if we didn’t do something simply so small to begin with: dare to believe it was possible and take one small step to make it happen.

To accomplish anything, first comes the belief that you can. First, see it in your mind to begin. Then, take the next step to help bring it to fruition. It’s all you have to keep doing – put one foot in front of the other and repeat; one small step at a time.

#anythingispossible

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trendy trade Phoenix Clothing Swap Event Preview

trendy trade Phoenix clothing swap event preview

Ready to spring clean those extra clothes right out of your closet? If so, we have a solution for turning those valuable items you have sitting around into something that you will love to wear.

Join us for the next trendy trade Phoenix clothing swap event coming up Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. All women are invited to attend. Plus, we help women in need by donating unclaimed items at the end of each event, so you can feel good about helping, all while having fun.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It’s like going through the closet of all your friends and taking whatever you want home with you. You’ll want to bring a minimum of five items to trade. We accept stylish dry-cleaned or laundered clothing with no stains or signs of wear, including: pants, tops, jackets, sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts, purses, like-new shoes, belts, hats and other trendy accessories.

The number of items you bring is the number of items you get to also take home. So, bring five, take 5 or bring 20, take 20! For just a small admission fee, participants can walk away with ‘new-to-you’ clothing and accessories; some pieces even with the tags on it.

Unclaimed items at the end of each trendy trade Phoenix clothing swap event will benefit UMOM, a local organization that helps mothers and families become self-sufficient after hardship.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE VENUE

Trendy trade loves supporting women and also loves supporting local business, so we find it completely perfect that a woman owned local business will be the venue for the next trendy trade in the Phoenix area. Join us April 11, 2015 at D’Vine Gourmet, located at 4955 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler.

You will love D’Vine Gourmet, run by Tucson native Denise McCreery. McCreery and family established D’Vine Gourmet to share their love of food and wine and their culinary creations with others. During the event, you will have the opportunity to shop their gourmet treats and gifts, plus see their beautiful brand new location!

REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE SWAP

Trendy trade clothing swap events are open to the public and all women are invited to attend. Admission to swap an unlimited number of items is just $12. Register online in advance at the link below.

REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING TRENDY TRADE CLOTHING SWAP EVENT HERE!

SUPPORTING LOCAL WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS

Here is a sneak peek at the women run businesses featured at the next trendy trade Phoenix clothing swap event.

Sak Saum Representative Audrey Heine Sak Saum serves the exploited and vulnerable of Cambodia. Though no two stories are alike, the outcome of trafficking and abject poverty is the same: brokenness, hopelessness, shame and life-crushing despair. Sak Saum works to end this devastating cycle by restoring dignity and transforming lives. They believe in seeing people set free through love so they can be empowered for their future. trendy trade is proud to support Sak Saum’ through showcasing their mission and products at our events. For more information about Audrey’s involvement with Sak Saum, please check out our blog here: A Life Repurposed: Audrey’s Story – Part 1A Life Repurposed: Audrey’s Story – Part 2

Denise McCreery of D’Vine Gourmet D’Vine Gourmet was established by the McCreery family to share their love of food, wine and their unique culinary creations with others. D’Vine Gourmet’s beautiful new location boasts their gift shop, wine cellar and commercial kitchen all under one roof. Come see the treats as they are being made! D’Vine Gourmet is also the venue for our next trendy trade Phoenix clothing swap event and can be found at 4955 S. Alma School Road, Chandler next to the Good Egg. Their hours are Monday – Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm. Visit them online at http://stores.dvinegourmet.com/.

D'Vine Gourmet trendy trade clothing swap event at D'Vine Gourmet   D'Vine Gourmet, Chandler AZ

Veronica Shaw and Karen Cummings, Co-Founders VISION Marketing & Consulting VISION’s mission is to contribute to the continued success of small businesses, primarily within the healthcare & wellness industries, by becoming an integral part of their business and collaborating to implement tailored, affordable and effective inbound marketing solutions. VISION Marketing & Consulting was created with the client in mind and knows how overwhelming and intimidating marketing may seem at times – so they’ll help to make it simple. With their healthcare marketing services, they’ll do all the hard work and you can reap the rewards! VISION provides small businesses in the Phoenix-metropolitan area with simplified, effective marketing solutions to help grow your business. They make the extra effort to listen and learn what makes a business unique in order to present a customized and effective plan of attack. They are passionate about marketing and excited to see their efforts take small businesses to the next level. For more information or to contact them, please visit their website at: http://www.visionmarketingaz.com/

Lilli Spano and Laurie McPhie will be in attendance with a special offer from Jenny Craig. Join Now For Free + $50 in Food Savings. (Disclaimer: *Plus the cost of food. Plus the cost of shipping, if applicable. Monthly fees of $39 apply. $50 food discounts to be used in $10 increments for each weekly food purchase of $90 US/$95 CAN. Valid at participating centers, Jenny Craig Anywhere, and jennycraig.com. New members only. Program enrollment required. No cash value. Offer ends on 5/29/15. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Restrictions apply.)

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trendy trade San Diego Clothing Swap Event Preview

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Sunshine and swaying palm trees set the stage for the next trendy trade clothing swap event coming to San Diego soon! You won’t want to miss out so be sure to scroll down to find out how to get your tickets today. Space is limited and the event is open to all women. Plus, when you register online by March 16, you’ll receive a bonus pick!

Join us for the next trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event coming up Sunday, March 29, 2015. You can do some good while having fun as unclaimed items at the end of each event go directly to helping local women in need.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Bring a minimum of five items to trade to participate in the event. We accept up-to-date and dry-cleaned or laundered clothing with no stains or signs of wear, including: pants, tops, jackets, sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts, purses, like-new shoes, belts, hats and other trendy accessories.

The number of items you bring is the number of items you get to also take home, so it’s like going through the closet of all your friends and taking whatever you want home with you. Bring five, take five or bring 20, take 20! For just a small admission fee, participants can walk away with ‘new-to-you’ clothing and accessories. Typically, items show-up that even still have the tags on them. You never know what treasures you will get to walk away with at a trendy trade clothing swap event.

Unclaimed items at the end of each trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event will benefit local women in need through the San Diego Rescue Mission. SDRM exists to help the homeless and poor create better lives for themselves as well as build a better community for all. To find out more about San Diego Rescue Mission, you may visit their website at sdrescue.org.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Marina Village Conference Center & Marina, located at 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109, is the backdrop for the next trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event. You’ll find us in suite D6. Parking is in the lot out front and it is free. Just look for the trendy trade signs.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO SECURE A SPOT IN THIS EVENT

Trendy trade clothing swap events are open to the public and all women are invited to attend. To ensure that you have a place in the swap, get your ticket in advance. (City regulations prevent sales at the door.) Admission to swap an unlimited number of items is just $15. Register online in advance here.

ARRIVE EARLY FOR RAFFLES AND PRIZES

Local women business owners will be giving away raffles and prizes at the beginning of this trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event, so be sure to arrive early to get in on the action. Here is a sneak peek at the women owned businesses featured at the next trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event.

Barbara Maisonet runs YOU Choose Life & Business Coaching. She works with top-notch managers and individuals committed to creating a work/life balance, gain clarity on purpose & direction, and have more fun and more freedom on a daily basis. For more information, visit her website at: www.youchooselifecoaching.com/

Nicole Wright with Promise Organix will be a featured woman business owner at the next trendy trade San Diego clothing swap event! Join us, along with Nicole as she showcases her unique skin care line and products. We are excited to have her joining us and hope you find her products helpful and a good fit for your lifestyle. It might just be what you’re looking for.

Rosita McLaurin is a San Diego realtor who will listen, advise and guide rather than push. She is committed to helping her clients every step of the way.

Emalyn will also be joining us with her fabulous spa-like body wraps! Don’t miss it and come pamper yourself!

Paula Shoemaker with Flowers in Balloom makes unique, handcrafted flowers made from balloons! The balloon flowers are made in an array of colors, shades and patterns that range from the realistic to the surrealistic, and from the identical to the whimsical. Each flower is tastefully and creatively embellished with rhinestones, embroidery, beads, stones, pearls, sequins, fur and various other materials. And, since every flower is made by hand, no two flowers are alike, which makes Flowers in Balloom a one-of-a-kind floral creation! Flowers in Balloom can be used to decorate hair, hats, clothing, gift packages, and in many other ways!

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trendy trade Sacramento Clothing Swap Event Preview

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We are excited to announce a first for trendy trade clothing swap events as we open up the event to a new city, Sacramento! You won’t want to miss out so be sure to scroll down to find out how to get your tickets today. The event is open to all women; space is limited.

Join us for the inaugural trendy trade Sacramento clothing swap event coming up Saturday, March 7, 2015. All women are invited to attend. Plus, you can do some good while having fun as unclaimed items at the end of each event go directly to helping local women in need.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Bring a minimum of five items to trade to participate in the event. We accept up-to-date and dry-cleaned or laundered clothing with no stains or signs of wear, including: pants, tops, jackets, sweaters, coats, dresses, skirts, purses, like-new shoes, belts, hats and other trendy accessories.

The number of items you bring is the number of items you get to also take home, so it’s like going through the closet of all your friends and taking whatever you want home with you. Bring five, take five or bring 20, take 20! Participants can walk away with ‘new-to-you’ clothing and accessories. Typically, items show up that even still have the tags on them. You never know what treasures you will get to walk away with at a trendy trade clothing swap event. Visit our FAQ page for more details on what is accepted into the swap.

Unclaimed items at the end of each trendy trade Sacramento clothing swap event will benefit local women in need through Acres of Hope. To find out more about Acres of Hope, you may visit their website at acresofhopeonline.org.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Journey Church, located at 9001 Foothills Blvd, Roseville is the backdrop for the next trendy trade Sacramento clothing swap event. Just look for the directional signs and follow them into the plaza. Parking is in the parking lot in the front and around the sides of the building. Parking is free. Overflow parking is available on the side street (Niblick Dr.)

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION

Trendy trade clothing swap events are open to the public and all women are invited to attend. To ensure that you have a place in the swap, register online in advance for this complimentary inaugural event. Register online in advance here.

HELPING WOMEN IN NEED

One of the things we are passionate about is helping women, especially single mothers, both locally and globally. At this trendy trade Sacramento clothing swap event, we are proud to have representatives from both Sak Saum and Acres of Hope in attendance. Here is a sneak peek at both organizations and how they help women in need.

SAK SAUM

Sak Saum serves the exploited and vulnerable of Cambodia. Though no two stories are alike, the outcome of trafficking and abject poverty is the same: brokenness, hopelessness, shame and life-crushing despair. Sak Saum works to end this devastating cycle by restoring dignity and transforming lives. They believe in seeing people set free through love so they can be empowered for their future. Trendy trade is proud to support Sak Saum through showcasing their mission and beautiful items available for purchase at our events.

A sampling of Sak Saum's beautiful handmade products available for purchase

A sampling of Sak Saum’s beautiful handmade products available for purchase

ACRES OF HOPE

Through their faith-based program, Acres of Hope provides a long-term housing option for homeless women with children. Acres’ program helps mothers transition out of destructive cycles and patterns of behavior that have led to homelessness and into whole and healthful living that gives them long-term stability and hope. Trendy trade is proud to support Acres of Hope through our Sacramento area clothing swap events. Unclaimed items at the end of each trendy trade Sacramento clothing swap event will be donated directly to meet the needs of mothers at Acres of Hope as they transition back into the workforce. Additional items will also be donated to their local boutique, ReNew.

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