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Bakemasters June – Ice Cream Social Swish

Have you heard of swishing? It’s a great way to recycle and clean out your closet. It’s also a perfect excuse to gather friends for fun food. Yesterday Bakemasters gave it a try. Ice-cream was involved. Check it out. The recipe is simple:

Here’s what you need:

  • Friends
  • Food (Ice-cream in our case)
  • Pre-loved (but clean and still in good condition) clothes (we substituted kitchen goods)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Pick a date, pick a food theme. Invite your friends.
  2. Grab a bag or box and get to your bedroom. Open the closet. Identify everything you haven’t worn in over a year. Ask yourself honestly: “Am I likely to wear it in the next year?” Put item in bag or box.
  3. Repeat with wardrobe and dresser.
  4. Once date has arrived, set up a table with 3 signs: small, medium, and large.
  5. Answer door, instruct friends to set their loot on the table next to the appropriate sign.
  6. Eat food, chat, check out the clothes, try stuff on, score some new-to-you favourites.
  7. Donate whatever is left to charity.
Congratulations, you’ve swished! As Bakemasters is typically a food thing, I modified the recipe a bit, substituting pre-loved kitchen stuff (gadgets, pans, glasses) for pre-loved clothes. The benefits:  I no longer have 4 potato mashers, I scored a rubber spatula (I have a penchant for burning them), and we supported a good cause – whohoo! By the way, the most interesting item at the swish – a tea kettle you can plug into your car for when you just can’t wait to get home for your cuppa =p How cool is that?!
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5 comments on “Bakemasters June – Ice Cream Social Swish

  1. myhealthyohana
    June 6, 2012

    This is such a great idea!! Can’t wait to do this with some friends here 🙂

    • Jessi
      June 6, 2012

      Thanks, it was really fun =)

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