Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Fall Consignment Sale Time!

It's time for the fall consigment sales to startup. I love consigment sales! It's where my daughter has gotten most of her wardrobe her whole life. This fall things will change a little for us because she begins school that has a uniform. But I still plan to hit up my favorite consigment sales for play clothes and maybe even a little early Christmas shopping.

Consignment sales are often huge and overwhelming. Here are some tips for making the most of the sales:

1.) Prepare ahead of time! Check your child(rens) closets and make a list of what is needed. Bring the list with you so that you don't forget what you are really looking for.

2.) Set a dollar limit and stick to it. This rule has helped me so much. It's very easy to get carried away and before you know it, you've got $250 worth of clothes in you basket. Do you really need $250 worth of clothes??

3.) Bring cash. Most consignment sales do accept checks and credit cards, but they always take cash. I believe taking cash helps with tip number 2. If I only have $50 dollars on me, then I can only spend $50 dollars.

4.) Bring a basket. Very few consignment sales provide carts or racks to shop. Bringing a laundry basket or a mesh bag will be a lifesaver!

5.) Pick out boys clothes first. There is almost always less boy clothing than girl. The good stuff goes fast. Make the boy aisles your first stop.

For more tips and a list of the local consignment sales coming up, check out Consigningtime.

For consignment sale in other parts of the country try here.

Part of Works For Me Wednesday at We are That Family.



Blogger DeeAnna said...

I love consignment shopping! I have been blogging about my recent back to school shopping with my niece. Check it out here: www.SeptembertheMarch.blogspot.com

July 28, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

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