Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What can $203.00 get you at a kids consignment sale?

I am here to tell you that nice clothes don't come in handy...
When you have an active 3 year old boy.

Paying full priced for a pair of pjs to sleep in makes me GASP!
$10 or $20 here and there really is expensive.
I think "well I'll save it for the next baby"
uh No, my son's clothing does not last that long.

Well I have a few things saved but not much, certainly not in NEW condition.
Anyways, I'm telling you this because consignment sales excite me!
Its like extreme coupon shopping without the coupons!
Yes, the clothes are used BUT you can find barely worn clothes for $2-5bucks!
I bought Nowee a shirt with the tags still on it!

*this was from my first trip, I bought lots more!!*

So, here is my grand total for this Spring
$203.00 was my total.

15 shirts
8 shorts
2 pj sets
1 pair of jeans
3 pairs of shoes
1 bag full of dinosaurs
1 clifford playhouse
1 lap table
2 foam floor puzzles
5 foam floor play mats
1 train table ($30!)
1 puppet house (its huge! $10)
1 Neat and Tidy Step2 Cottage ($40)

Yep thats 42 items for $203 buckaroos

I estimated the total to be over $700 worth.
I'm only bragging alittle :) but seriously I want everyone to take up this great opportunity to save!
Its not about being rich or poor, its about being logical!
It didn't seem logical to pay $20 for a pj set for my son to sleep in!

Plus, it helps me keep the clothes and toys under control.
How? well I'm glad you asked! lol
I consign with the churches every sale season,
so every 6 months I'm forced to declutter and get rid of toys and clothes Nowee doesn't use.
If only they had home consignment sales every 6 months!
I'd be clutter free!
I went to three consignment sales.
Also I volunteered at one so I could get into the volunteer preview sale
so I could snag that train table and playhouse!
I use Consignment Mommies to locate the sales!

Nope, I wasn't paid to endorse Consignment Mommies, I just wanted to share my secret knowledge with ya!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad I am not the only one this excited over consignment! (My husband just doesn't get it).I have two boys; one is 15 months and one is 2 months. I found consignment sales with the first baby and fell in love! The two of them will be in the same size soon because my big boy is little and my little boy getting way bigger, way faster. Consignment sales are an awesome way to get the best clothes for my boys and not spend a fortune! Another major bonus is I can find really nice jeans that usually cost a fortune for my skinny boy for only $2-4. BRAG AWAY!!!!