Students swap clothes to save money
By Brandon Marshall
The Service Learning Community held a clothes swap event in the Oaks for students on Sunday. Senior Mary Yost sees donating and reusing clothes as a great way of living in today’s economy.
“You can pay a whole month of rent that you would save if you actually wore just the clothes that you needed,” Yost said.
Yost believes that the majority of clothes that she wears daily makes up about a tenth of all the clothes she owns.
“If you really think about it,” Yost said, “you kind of wear the same outfits over and over.”
Yost lives in the Oaks where she pays $610 a month for her 12-month lease. In addition, she believes the closet in her room is difficult to fill up; other students may disagree.
Yost believes shopping at thrift stores is a great way to save money and said she will continue supporting local American stores.
Following the event, more than 200 clothing items were donated to CrossRoads, a domestic violence women’s shelter in Burlington, and the Salvation Army.