As a mother of a three -year-old boy, who is the first grandchild on my side of the family, I sometimes get overwhelmed by the amount of clothes and toys people (especially my family) buy for him.
It started out even before Devin was born. At my baby shower, I received everything imaginable. He had so much, that as time went by, he outgrew things before they were even worn/used. So with tags still attached, I would bundle up his things and donate them to the Goodwill.
Then, I learned about consignment sales. I didn’t know what consignment sales were out there, or how they worked, so I decided to search online in the state of Georgia. I found a wonderful list of different sales.
For my first sale, I decided to go with Second Childhood Consignment because of it’s location, size and fact that I still had time to prepare and participate based on its sale date.
Participating in the sale was as easy as 1,2,3.
1. I registered online.
2. I prepared the items for sale, making sure they were clean, hung properly and priced/tagged.
3. Then I dropped the items off.
I was amazed by how easy it was. They had a great system, it was really organized, and for my first try, I’d say it was a success! More than 80% of my items sold, and I made a whopping $387.00 which I would have otherwise given away.
Best of all I didn’t have to do any of my own selling (they do ask for volunteers to help out during the sale).
It’s now time for the spring sales to begin.
Have you thought about participating in a consignment sale? If not, what do you with your children’s outgrown or unused clothes and toys?