Tuesday, August 31, 2010

To Consign or Not to Consign

It is that time of year again.

Everywhere you drive, you see billboards for consignment sales for children's clothes. They have cutesy names and cute logos. And they make you want to go buy some used clothes!

I have been selling my kids clothes in a consignment sale in Little Rock called Duck Duck Goose for years. It is really the only way I bring in money for the family. Its really the least I can do!

Generally the sale takes place at the very beginning of the spring and the very beginning of the fall. Which means that I must go up to the attic, bring all of last years clothes down and have a try-on session with the kids. Oh my, but how they love it!

Oh, how I kid!

With four kids in the house and all their clothes from last year out and usually in my bedroom floor my house is a clothes mess!

After they try the clothes on and it is determined what can still be worn and what can be sold the real work begins. The clothes must be hung on hangers, priced, tagged, put in the computer, sorted by size and packed to be taken to the sale.

The biggest drawback is that the sale happens so early in the season that the kids aren't ready to wear the new seasons clothes. So, right now there are summer clothes hanging in the closets and fall and winter clothes in plastic tubs in my room waiting to be hung up in the closets. It will be like this probably until the middle to end of September.

Oh, I get tired just thinking about it.

But when the sale is over, just a few short days from when I took my clothes to be sold, I get a check!! Real money, in my hand!! My paycheck. To be spent on more kids clothes.

So, I choose to consign! How about you?



Amanda M. said...

OH YES! I love to consign. The city I used to live in had a super awesome shop where you just had to bring in the clothing clean and on hangers provided for you and it was a BREEZE! We just moved a few months ago, so I need to find a new shop here, but I love to consign since I IMMEDIATELY re-spend whatever I've made on more kiddo's clothes. ;)

Matt and Jolee said...

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Jolee :-)