By Julia Hillegass
Public Information & Community Affairs Administrator
With warmer temperatures, a woman’s fancy turns to spring, clothes that is! Now here’s an observance you may not have heard of: National Secondhand Wardrobe Week. It’s really the ultimate in reusing, reducing and recycling! I have long been a devotee of taking my better garments to consignment shops and my more casual items to local thrift stores or church clothes closets.
Having lost over 140 pounds now, I have been going through the many sizes of my closet with much greater frequency. Now that’s a good thing for cleaning out your closets and a good thing for donating, but it can be a real whammy to the wallet!
The last time I took an armful of clothes in to be consigned, I had some time to shop the racks for myself and I found some great deals. I picked up a skirt and silk blouse—both for less than $20. The blouse alone I know retailed for over $80.
So clean out those closets and make room for spring clothes. They don’t have to be new, just new to you!