Summer means eating light. If you’ve been shedding pounds, chances are you’re in the mood to buy new clothes for your slimmer shape. But what happens to the clothes that are now too big? Are they destined for the secondhand shop, or is there another, possibly better choice for your fat clothes? Yes, there is. You can give your fat clothes to a friend.
Don’t Store Your Fat Clothes
A lot of dieters aren’t quick to give up fat clothes. The fear of regaining pounds and not having anything big enough to wear is one reason fat clothes are boxed and put away in storage. Ask any dieter, and they likely have 3 clothing sizes accessible in the home–should they gain or lose weight.
Don’t Sell, Trash, or Drop Off Your Fat Clothes
Some dieters can’t wait to drop off the fat clothes at the thrift store or stuff them into the curbside garbage bin. Maybe you’ve contemplated those options or you’re planned to sell your fat clothes at your next garage sale. But consider this option. Suppose you give your fat clothes to a friend, a friend who currently is the size you were.
Be Tactful with Your Fat Clothes Offer
It may seem rather insensitive to ask a friend if she or he wants your fat clothes, and phrasing it that way isn’t the best way to go about it. But if you ask the question more tactfully, you’re apt to get an affirmative answer. Here are a few ways you could phrase your question.
1. “I’ve changed sizes and this clothing isn’t my size. Would you be interest in looking through the pieces to see if there’s anything you might be interest in? I can leave them with you, and you can offer them to someone else if you’re not interested.”
2. “I usually drop off my used clothing at the thrift store, but I thought about you and wondered if you would like to browse through them first.”
Your Fat Clothes Can Bless a Friend
You know what they say about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure? Your fat clothes may be just what your friend needs. Perhaps your friend has gone without anything different to wear for months or years–particularly if there are several children in the family or your friend is a single parent. Children’s needs usually come first. The offer of your fat clothes may not be felt as an insult. If presented with the right words, your discarded fat clothes could become treasure to your friend.
When you reduce your clothing size, don’t throw out your fat clothes. Don’t drop off, store, or sell your fat clothes. Instead, give your fat clothes to a friend, and make a difference in his or her closet.