Here's what happened at the Upstate Kids Consignment Sale. This was the first time we had anything to sell since Suzi is only 9 months old.
1) We decluttered! Our house is less crowded without Suzi's rainforest swing, jumperoo, two bouncy seats, infant car seat, and a huge pile of clothes and assorted baby items. It is so cleansing to get rid of things you don't use!
2) We stocked up! Suzi is ready for spring and summer with all the clothes she could possibly need. We also got her an adorable blue dolphin swing for the backyard, some toys, and books. The half-price sale was my favorite! I got 25 items that day, and most of them were like-new clothing. It cost me $37.45. A great deal.
3) We had fun! You know how some guys like to go hunting? For me, I get what I'd imagine is a similar rush from shopping good sales. I volunteer at this sale every season for the privilege of getting in early. Then I run and grab what I want! You should've seen me when I was seven months pregnant bounding across the gym to claim Suzi's crib! It's so exciting. (I'm sure I'm not the only woman like this... Right???) Volunteering is fun too and you'll be working with other moms so you'll have lots to talk about.
4) We made money! Here's a little math problem for you. We spent $172.27 buying Suzi's new clothes, toys, and accessories. (And, I'm not gonna lie, a few things for ourselves. Jordan got a talking Yoda doll which now keeps him company at work.) We got a check for $211.45 plus $5.00 extra for referring another seller. We decluttered, got everything we needed and more, had fun, and made $44.18 doing it!
The fall sale will be in a few months, so start getting your stuff ready to sell! There are other consignment sales, but Upstate Kids is the most meticulously planned and organized one out there. Better organization = more money and great deals for you! Do me a favor and tell them Jenny Harmon sent you. If you have nothing to sell, just come and shop. You'll love it!
Year-End Money Moves: Dos and Don’ts
3 hours ago