This past week was crazy busy! I participated in a local semi-annual consignment sale. Its really a GREAT idea and I'm so glad I get to participate! I ironed, labeled and put on hangers clothes that my children have outgrown. Then this past weekend, I delivered them to the local civic center and worked a 4 hour shift sorting all the clothes that were dropped off. Because I worked a 4 hour shift, I was considered a hostess and was allowed to shop the sale the night before it opened to the public. These sales are great, because nice, name brand, gently used clothing is sold at 1/2 to 1/4th the price that it was originally purchased. This makes it possible for me to buy clothing items for my children that I would never be able to afford from the department or boutique stores.
(a couple of items I bought for my daugher)
I also love the fact that I can sell my items and receive 95% of the price. The other 5% goes to a local charity. I not only sold clothes but also toys, baby bed, double stroller, etc. Everything has to be tagged according to the specifications of those running the sale, and I had so much stuff (years worth) that it took many hours to get everything ready to go. There was more than one very late night in this house, and I was running on very low fuel. There was so much stuff spread across our bed that we had to sleep in our daughters bed a couple of nights. My husband was awesome. He helped me by cleaning items, getting things out of the attic and keeping the kids out of my way.
(my bedroom during the process)
(a pile of stuff I had to get ready to sell...in the garage)
Two of my sisters-in-law (and their children) came from Fl to be a part of this too. Dawn brought items to consign, and she worked a 4 hour shift too. April came to keep Dawn company on her drive and to help my hubby babysit all the kids. I'm so grateful that Joel was willing to give up a whole weekend so I could go work and shop these 2 days. And in case you are wondering, it was well worth the work. I found lots of great items for my kids AND made lots of money! Thank you, sweetie, for all your help...for taking a day off work to babysit...for giving up Saturday to babysit....and for so much more! I love you!