|Sizes 6 & 7 ready for hangers.|
I have some extra time now that we are out of school for a bit because of the earthquake, which is good since I only consigned enough last year in order to shop early. Usually the church makes 30% of your sale and uses the money for a mission. Consignors have the opportunity to discount their clothes at the end of the sale 1/2 price and the option to donate anything not sold. The donated items go to a local children's ministry. Once I bought great clothes from a consignment sale like this one, I could never again bring myself to pay full price for children's clothing. It was just like throwing money away. Remember how much I said I love a good deal?
I have done a couple consignment sales in Richmond that specialize in boutique brand name children's clothing. But because I love a good deal, I usually am disappointed after shopping those sales. I get the most enjoyment out of finding something at a Goodwill store and then consigning it for a profit after my kids have worn it. I'm not making a salary on this whole exchange, but I definitely don't worry about spending too much on kids clothes that's for sure. Louisa has a couple of children's consignment shops and a Goodwill. I hit them every so often and usually find a couple things I could turn around. Maybe I should have titled this post 'clothes flipping'. It does sound a bit like house flipping.