Tips For Understanding Kids Consignments
Getting organized and deciding what and how to consign your children’s toys and clothes may feel overwhelming. But by following a few simple step and guidelines you can actually have fun and earn some extra cash! Here are some easy tips from Tiny Tadpoles to help you with your kids consignments.
First Step: Save Time!
Go to a few children’s resale/consignment stores in your area. See what they sell. Look at sizes, brands, etc. Ask what items they are currently accepting. Ask to subscribe to their email list. Most stores have a website &/or social media sites they update with items they need. If it’s someplace you shop frequently, there is a good chance they will want to re-consign or purchase from you.
Go through your children’s closets, drawers, toy boxes, and bookshelves. Make 3 piles: 1. items that you want to keep (clothes still fit, toys are still being played with etc) 2. Items that you want to pass to friends or relatives, donate to a charity, yard sale, or toss. 3. Items that you want to be considered for consignment. Sometimes first timers aren’t sure what to put in this pile.
Here are helpful hints on what to consider consigning: only select items that you would want to buy yourself. Consider what Season the store is currently taking. Preferred and designer brands are usually selected. Make sure these items are clean. Items that have been stored need to be freshly laundered. Button and snap everything. No excessive wrinkles. Make sure all toys are working and have all original parts. Keep things current, toys and clothes over 5 years old aren’t usually selected.
Bring your selections to the kid’s consignment store of your choice. Most of them offer cash with an additional percentage to spend at the store. This is key when you have small children who grow so fast! Feel good about yourself. Your gently used item will be sold again at an affordable price and put a smile on another child’s (and mom or dad’s) face.
Most small consignment stores are locally owned by families in your community.
Bonus!! You’re keeping extra packaging and waste out of the landfill.
The benefits of consigning include organizing your child’s room, making money, supporting local businesses, and reducing your carbon footprint etc!