As I sit in the new Kinetics Heights location I am planning out the next few weeks of my life. The kids have only been home less than two weeks and it looks like someone set off a bomb in my house. If your kids are like mine, I know you are all thinking "yeah that is my house too"!
It's the last day of Winter break so while my kids try to complete the ninja warrior course they have been dying to try, I sit and make my lists. A list for the grocery store, a list of things I need to get done for work, a list of things I need to do to around the house & a list of things I need to get done tomorrow to get the kids ready to go back to school.
One thing on my work list is too get back to blogging. As we all know life is passing us by so fast, you blink and it seems like your kids have grown a foot since the day before. Since family life and the holidays seemed to take every spare minute of my time, I did not complete out the year as I wanted. So starting in 2 weeks I will get back to it. I will continue my series on how to make the most money on your consignment items and lots more tips I find that help me out during consignment season.
Hope you check back in with me and send me any feedback or notes you think others would find helpful as well.
If your husband/significant others are anything like mine they count every penny you spend. So because of this I have learned how to make the most of my consignment items. The extra money I make consigning my items I use to fund my consignment shopping habit!
If I devote a few hours of my time, I can actually make some pretty good money. Let’s be honest who could not use the extra money around the holidays? I know I can!
So here are my tried and true methods I use:
I hope everyone had a great weekend. If your weekend was anything like mine you were slammed with kids activities, house work and other time consuming things. So working on your consignment items was probably the last thing on your mind. In the spirit of being busy I have decided we will focus on some of my never fail time saving tips. Here's what I personally do to save time and to make consigning easier!
It’s that time of year again. The infamous Winter Sale is here and I love, love, love this sale! The Winter Sale is my excuse to NEVER have to participate in a yard sale. This sale is not only for your kids items but your home and holiday items as well. So its a win, win for my whole family. My husband loves we can purge and make some money and the kids love they can make some extra money to do some holiday shopping.
In my opinion yard sales are good for one thing BUYING! Just like the housing market, yard sales are for buying not for selling. Some of my favorite stories from a good friend of mine (you know who you are) come from her experiences in dealing with people shopping at her yard sale. She has had people ask for bottled water, to use her restroom room and always want to pay less than the sticker price. Just last week she was participating in the neighborhood yard sale and was selling an item for $4.00 (the item was worth over $100 to begin with so it was priced great) and someone decided to offer her 50 cents. Yes you read that right 50 cents. She said at that point only 30 minutes into the garage sale she decided to pack everything up and donate it to save her sanity.
When you consign your items at a consignment sale there is no haggling, you do not have to sit in the sun or rain to sell your items, and you don’t have to worry about making change for those 50 cents purchases. All you have to do is price your items, drop them off, and then pick up your check! What could be easier than that? NOT a yard sale that’s for sure!
Over the next few blogs I am going to focus on the Winter Sale that will take place November 10-13th and give you some of my hard learned lessons over the last 10 years to help you prepare and make the most of consigning your items at this sale. Check back next week and we will start with some of my time saving tips on getting your items ready to sell. Hope you stop back by and check it out.