This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it.
Free stuff! Everyone loves free stuff.
Everyone also has a bag of clothes at home that’s full of items he or she hasn’t worn in ages. You probably have one, too ― a bag you’ve been meaning to donate for months.
A simple solution? Host a free office clothes swap. People get to purge their wardrobe of unwanted items, and find some new treasures in the process.
The Huffington Post hosted a swap for its New York City employees on Tuesday and Wednesday. We collected over 350 pieces of clothes and accessories on the first day. The following day, we let people choose new items from the donated goods. More than half of the donated items were reclaimed ― the rest we donated to a local Goodwill.
Here’s how we did it:
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