Hey big spender

I’ve been busy the past few days preparing a bunch of my baby/kid clothes and some maternity clothes for the Just Between Friends sale this weekend in town. It’s a HUGE sale with over 300 consignors and 20,000 items.

I have never consigned stuff there before, but I did shop the sale last year and bought a ton of stuff for Julian (all of which he’s outgrown, of course).

Tonight is the presale for consignors and I’m hoping to score some good stuff, mostly some summer clothes for the kids and maybe some other things like play equipment for the yard or perhaps a double stroller. We’ll see. I was there this morning dropping off my clothes and there is so much stuff. I actually bought some HABA wooden rattle/teethers directly from my friend while we were there. The sale hasn’t even started and I’m already spending my cash. ;) I’m sure I could spend a fortune there if I didn’t restrain myself.

While we are undecided if we will have more kids, I decided to go ahead and part with a bunch of the baby/kids’ clothes taking up room in our house. (Less we’ll have to move to a new house someday, right?) I saved some for sentimental reasons, but I figure it’s pretty easy and not that expensive to buy more baby clothes (used/consigned) in the future should we have the need. Might as well clear some of the stuff out of our house in the meantime. I also donated some of our clothes to our local Attachment Parenting International group who’s using the profits from the sale to buy AP books to stock our local libraries. :)

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5 thoughts on “Hey big spender

  1. I can’t wait to go- I need more summer clothes for Cole- he is almost too big for most of the 18 month old stuff I have left from Ryan- and summer hasn’t even started! I hear you about spending…my sister doesn’t want to go now, she is afraid she will over spend her budget. :-)

  2. We’re trying to get rid of stuff, too. It’s hard. And I only buy baby clothes used. It just makes good sense. Actually, most of my baby’s clothes were hand-me-downs from my friends with girls. I love saving money. So great to find good deals. I won’t spend more than 3 dollars on an article of clothing for the baby and nevertheless she looks great.

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  4. I *love* consignment sales! I really miss them now that we are overseas! When we go back to the states, the kids will be 6 and 3, so I will still be able to shop them!

    Hope you racked up at the sale!!!

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