One of the most common questions I get about shopping a children’s consignment sale is: what types of things do you usually buy? The answer I always give is, “pretty much everything”. Over the past six years I’ve scored great deals on clothing shoes, baby gear, toys, diaper bags, carriers, shoes … the whole nine yards. As my kids get older though, the amount of items I come home with has dwindled. Obviously, I’m still not shopping for backyard Playskool equipment, or ride-on toys for the house anymore – but I still go to stock up on clothing for the season, as well as shoes and books.
This past trip was a smaller haul, but a really good one nonetheless. Here’s the clothing I brought home for the boys:
8 – Pairs of shorts
5 – Tees
3 – Rash guards
1 – Pair of swim trucks
2 – Pair of flip flops (brand new)
Total for clothing: $51
Not pictured above that I also bought: 7 books ($8 total – 3 picture, 4 chapter) and 2 Skylanders SwapForce characters ($7 total – going into the Mouse’s Easter basket).
It was a good haul – I got a lot of really nice staples that I know they’ll wear, at really amazing prices (um, that Texas Rangers tee was $1.50). I might not be coming home with a trunk load of items anymore, but I’m still grabbing up really great deals to get my kids through the season without breaking my bank!
If you’re interested in either selling or shopping at your local consignment sale, make sure you check out my consignment cycle series that takes you through the entire process from start to finish!