Skip to main content

A Closet Party. Like a party, but you sell the goody bags.

Jan 25, 2013 03:06PM, Published by Michelle Ames, Categories: Home+Garden, Life+Leisure, Community



We spent last weekend sorting through the piles of outgrown clothes, unwanted toys and relinquished knick knacks that cluttered my 11 year old daughter's room, after she announced she no longer wanted her pastel butterfly wall decor.  It was with a sad heart that I bagged everything up.  Then came the uncertainty of what to do with it all.  Luckily a friend came by, and suggested I join a facebook closet party.  

A WHAT?  

After doing a little research, I discovered that "Closet Parties" are popping up all over facebook in different towns and neighborhoods.  Similar to an online garage sale, these closed groups require that you request to join, or are added by a friend who is already a member, and that you live in that community.  Mostly moms then post  used items such as children's clothes, baby items, toys, home accessories, etc. for sale to their friends and neighbors.  Other users hurry to claim it, by being the first to post on the item.  Administrators keep a close watch on the post, and you can be removed from the group for violating the rules or bad reviews. 

After being accepted, I posted my daughter's butterfly shelves and little mirrors that had adorned her walls since infancy.  The quickly sold in about 15 minutes.  The following day I made arrangements with the buyers to pick them up, and my daughter was thrilled with her monetary windfall.  I was thrilled to make some new friends and for another reason to spend even more time on facebook!  

I also did a little shopping myself.  I purchased some Knex construction toys for my boys from a friend who posted them.  Once I started looking, I was surprised how many of my local friends were already using the site.  I also found a pair of antique fireplace andirons.  I had no idea how badly I need them, but once seeing them, I knew I had to have them!   I may have a problem.  

Are you ready to join, too?  The Mansfield area sites I joined are Mansfield Closet Party and Mansfield Moms buy~sell~trade.  I think that there may be a few more out there in facebook land, but these seemed to be the ones with the largest followings.   Take the time to read the rules, and learn the closet party vernacular.  Abbreviations such as BUMP, ISO and PPU are a little confusing at first, but once you pick it up you'll be shopping and selling like a pro! 

What little time I don't spend on facebook, I spend on Texas adventures with my family.  Visit us at Having Fun in the Texas Sun for some great tips on family travel and more.   


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Mansfield Magazine's free newsletter to get regular updates



Embed this content on your website

Embed


kids online sale sell clothes toys


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • 2017 Mansfield Farmers Market

    06/03/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    In continuous operation since 2004, the Mansfield Farmers Market has experienced a renaissance in...


  • Yard Sale Fund raiser for the Mansfield Historical Society and Museum June 3rd 210 N. Smith...


  • Kayaking

    06/03/2017
    09:00AM — 10:30AM

    In this brand new program, we will go out in dual-seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. An instructor w...


  • Kayaking

    06/03/2017
    09:00AM — 10:30AM

    In this brand new program, we will go out in dual-seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. An instructor w...


  • Summer Scavenger Hunt

    06/03/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Come see Oliver Nature Park during summer to explore how nature changes and adapts to the season....


  • Crawfish Boil

    06/03/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Grand Prairie's annual Crawfish Boil features freshly boiled crawfish accompanied by potatoes and...


  • Medallion Help-Create - School is Out!

    06/03/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Hip, hip, hooray! School is out for summer! Vetro is celebrating summer break with fire and flame...


  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 The Perot Museum TECH Truck engages youth in hands-on, maker-based scie...


  • Spotlight on Hissing Roaches!

    06/03/2017
    05:00PM — 06:00PM

    Also known as Hissers, these cockroaches are actually clean and don't bite! Come learn all about ...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

 

Image title
Mansfield Area High School Sports

Community Champions