In early August, the Hugs and Kisses Fall Consignment Sale descended on Fayetteville. As usual, I had a plan and a spreadsheet. Madeline’s 2T wardrobe was pretty much set, after my clean-up at the spring sale. So I turned my focus to the new baby, whose arrival is now just eight weeks away.
When we had Maddie, we made sure to get all of the major baby necessities (crib/bedding, pack-n-play, rock-n-play, bouncer, swing, etc.) in gender neutral colors, so that we wouldn’t waste money buying it all again in “boy” colors, if we were so endowed. With all of the big things already taken care of, I knew I had to start supplementing his slim-pickings wardrobe (turns out there’s not much a little girl can pass down to her brother)!
Luckily, boy baby made out like a bandit at this sale- tons of new/used apparel, almost exclusively Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren and Polo, with some Carters and Old Navy sprinkled in. Check it out…
Time Spent: 4 hours (with Madeline snacking away in the stroller)
Estimated Cost New: $800+
Total Spent: $255 (this includes tax)
Total Earned Back From My Consigned Item Sales: $71
There is nothing like spending less than $200 on over $800 worth of quality, gently used baby items. So I ask you (yes, you who has not yet experienced the thrill of the chase that is buying consignment)- why pay more when it feels so good to pay less??
Read more about when my love of consignment sales first began!