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Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap, Camas, March 7th

Women’s and Teens size 0-12  – Do you have a closet full of clothes and accessories that don’t fit any more or you are tired of…and want to freshen things up and experience free frugal fun with like-minded women?  Free swaps are like a playdate…but afterwards you have a cleaner house and new clothes, shoes, and accessories!

What:  free clothing and accessories swap – including shoes, handbags, jewelry – you bring good stuff, you’ll find good stuff!  Bring a like-minded thrifty treasure-hunting friend!

When:  Saturday March 7th, 6pm

Where:  Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Continue reading

March 2015 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2015.  Please let me know if you’ve got a swap you’d like included in this list.

03/07/15  Family Swap in Gresham  651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233. All sizes men, women, and children. Contact Amber at Check Gresham swaps facebook page.  Family friendly, handicapped accessible.  Usually quarterly. Swap children’s clothing at 1pm and then swap the adult clothing at 2pm. Further details on the Gresham Swap Facebook page.

03/07/15   Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at

03/14/15  Women’s size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).   For what to expect see Continue reading

Family Clothing Swap: Men Women Kids, Gresham, March 7th

This clothing swap is family friendly and handicapped accessible!  Warm weather is coming early this year cause here we are moving into spring and the sun is out and shining, let us all get a jump start on our spring cleaning and tackle those closets and dresser drawers! What do you do with all the clothes you no longer want?  You bring them to Gresham Swap!!

Gather up all your clothes that you no longer want or need and swap them for some clothes you do want and need. It’s completely free!

When: Saturday March 7th, 1pm kids clothing swap 2pm adult clothing swap

Where:  651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233
Located in the red building on the west side of the street between Stark and Burnside.  Driving? Please park your car in 197th, as the parking lot is reserved for residents.
Don’t want to drive, that’s great you can take the Max to Ruby Junction or bus #20 and walk the 1 1/2 blocks to us.

Who: We will swap children’s clothing at 1pm and then swap the adult clothing at 2pm.

All we ask is that you only bring clean, tear free usable clothing to the swap and agree not to resell the clothing you take home with you. Have your clothes pre-separated by sizes to save time when you arrive.

Contact Amber at Check Gresham swaps facebook page.

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, February 27th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, Friday February 27th at 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.

You can bring not only clothes but shoes and accessories and any other goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc).

If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at 

Family Swap, Sherwood OR, February 21st

It only happens twice a year – the bi-annual Family Swap in Sherwood!

FREE Clothing Swap/Exchange Saturday February 21st  — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, February 21st, at 10 a.m. Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear.

What:  Free Family Clothing swap

Where: Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood

When:  Saturday February 21st, 10am

Bring:  Clothing in great shape for women, men, and kids

Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to “shop” through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories limited to Clothing Items Only) and take whatever they would like for free.

All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in the surrounding communities as well as our own. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny!  For more information contact Paula Rummerfield at or call the venue at (503) 925-0689.

Women’s/teens size XS and Small Clothing Swap, SE PDX, February 20th

Clean out your closet! Gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want: Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no used make-up or undergarments). Our next women/teen size petite/XS and Small swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday, February 20th at  7pm. Please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, including grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes. 

Find out more and RSVP here.

Please bring 2 times the number of empty bags as you have full of clothes for the remainders! I provide the structure & bring the leftovers down the street, & ask gals to help me bag & bring stuff down to my car so I can do that easily. Thanks for helping to make your swap community a reality, and remember by participating in free swaps you agree to not sell anything you get for free at a free swap, but can give it away or bring it back to the next swap if you decide it’s not quite ‘you’.  Good karma continues as we’re all philanthropists making a positive difference for ourselves and others!

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Tigard All-size swap update for February 16th – YES it’s ON :)

YES, the dress-up and treasure hunting is still on!  Barbara and Cindy of the Tigard all Size Clothing Swap will still have the monthly swap this Monday February 16th , 7pm at the Colossae Church venue  12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard, OR even though it’s President’s Day. We will NOT have a swap in March so please come in February if possible and then we’ll meet again in April!

Both Cindy & I are in busy stages of life, and with more swaps now on the west side…we are considering opting to go every other month and then 4 times a year starting in the fall.  We’ll keep you updated here on Swap Positive.

But for now,  wanted to give our swappers a heads-up that we’re taking March off. So many women are used to every third Monday that I’m hoping they’ll see the announcement, or come this Monday when I verbally announce it.

Thank you!

Barbara and Cindy, Volunteer hostesses for the Tigard All-Size women’s clothing swap at the Colossae Church.