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How to get Free Clothes
Free Means You Can't be Fussy!
Clothes are great, they can make us feel fashionable and they serve a very practical purpose of not being naked in public. But clothes are so expensive and even a lot of budget clothes are more expensive than they really should be.
But there are a few ways to get free clothes, you won't be able to pick and choose, you will have to take what you can get, but hey, free clothes!
Believe it or not, but some manufacturers actually give free clothes away! I have managed to score two hats, three shirts, two scarves and even a pair of jeans over the years! Look at free sample sites in your country to find out more.
Some very generous people donate their old clothes and shoes to others via free websites like Freely and Freegle. I once got twelve pairs of shoes from a woman who had lost so much weight that her feet had got thinner! I didn't even know that could happen. But I have fairly wide feet so they fitted me really well and they didn't cost me a penny.
Sign up to free sites in your local area and keep an eye out for people giving away clothes in your size.
How much do you spend on clothes per month?
Another place where people list free clothes they no longer want. Always take the proper safety precautions when collecting something from someone, take someone with you and never go into the house alone. This applies no matter what website it is, not just Craigslist.
Repurpose Your old Clothes
Don't throw your old clothes away because they're a little past it, you can easily revive them with minimum effort. Adopt the war time ways of "make do and mend"
Learn to sew to fix holes in seams, dye faded clothes a new or the same colour, look for ways to breathe new life into your old clothes. If you are having trouble, there are some fantastic ways to do this on places like Pinterest
If you have clothes that you want to get rid of, see if anyone wants to swap them with their clothes, this is becoming more and more popular and it is a great way to get a new wardrobe for free!
Clothes might be expensive but there are ways to get them for free if you are determined.