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Guest Post By Michelle Wiginton Savvy moms shop summer yard sales, resell in the fall and shop for like-new name brand fall fashions Just Between Friends (JBF), the nation’s leading maternity and children’s consignment sales event franchise, is seeing a sharp increase in the number of savvy American moms who are scouring summer garage sales… More Info

In consignment world, there are some very savvy mamas that have turned their shopping & resale hobbies into very lucrative business ventures.  No, these mamas don’t own their own shops or even their own sales… they just buy smart throughout the year and bring in the cash by selling at their local consignment sales.  How… More Info

At ConsignmentMommies, we pride ourselves on being your go-to resources for all things consignment.  BUT, there are some issues that we simply leave to the experts.  We wanted to share a few resources / articles to help you with some of the tougher resale questions out there in the world of consignment sales & stores…. More Info

GUEST POST: When Consignment Sales Attack: The $5 Christmas

I absolutely love hearing stories of how mommies “discovered” consignment world.  Here’s a great post from Stephanie Sears of the Brunette Foodie… Confession: I wasn’t born a thrifty spender. My parents tried to teach me to save money, but until the age of 22 I didn’t do a good job saving. I started working when… More Info

Tipsy Tuesday Recap: YOUR Best SHOPPING Tips

Every Tuesday, we poll our ConsignmentMommies on Facebook for their “best” consignment sale tips!  Each week, we’ll share the best ideas here on our blog! This Week’s topic generated some great advice & words of wisdom on how to score the REALLY good stuff! Bring a Tote Get a big blue bag from IKEA to… More Info

Chrissy Confessions… I Really Love Small Sales

Now, don’t get me wrong… I love going to a big warehouse sale and finding everything I need for my kiddos.  And across the country, there are some AMAZING “Mega Sales” where you can get an entire season’s wardrobe in one trip.   For those of you in those “Mega Sale” markets: I AM JEALOUS!… More Info

Every Tuesday, we poll our ConsignmentMommies on Facebook for their “best” consignment sale tips!  Each week, we’ll share the best ideas here on our blog! This Week’s topic generated some great advice & words of wisdom on how to make some serious money with consignment sales! Price it Low Honestly, pricing low. I sell a… More Info

A Simple Clothing Price Guide

I’ve seen a lot of pricing guides – on blogs, on sale sites, etc, etc… and I came across this simple little chart that I think REALLY helps provide a quick & easy concept for pricing.  Of course, there are ALWAYS factors to take into account… but I think this is a FABULOUSLY simple start! … More Info

More and more, we are seeing sales adopt a “wire hanger only” policy.  And a few Facebook fans lately asked, what’s going on with the wire hangers?!?!  So here’s the deal: Why Does My Sale Require Wire Hangers? 1.  More Items Per Rack – Slim wire hangers allow for more to fit on the rack…… More Info

I’m so excited to offer another guest post by Kristen Yartz of Little Red Hen Consignment Tagging Service.  Kristen is a pro when it comes to tagging & pricing and she offers some incredibly thorough ideas in this post! Whether this is your first or your tenth consignment season, you have probably already decided which… More Info

Consignment Sale Tax Resources

If you are concerned about taxable income and your consignment selling, finding answers can be a bit challenging.  I wanted to share a quick link to the IRS.gov fact sheet about Reporting Auction Income and the Tax Gap. Here is an excerpt from that document that outlines what is taxable. Note: You should ALWAYS consult… More Info

Every Tuesday, we poll our ConsignmentMommies on Facebook for their “best” consignment sale tips!  Each week, we’ll share the best ideas here on our blog! This Week’s topic generated some great advice & words of wisdom from seasoned sellers!! Creative Solutions The good ole bright sun helps get stains out, especially out of my cloth… More Info

I’m soo pleased to share this guest post from Michelle Wiginton of Just Between Friends!  If you are snowed in, there’s are some INCREDIBLE ideas here!! Hundreds of thousands of American moms across the United States are using this cold weather and unexpected snow days to clean out, organize and prepare their gently-used, outgrown and… More Info

RESOURCES for Replacements, Repairs & More

One of the cardinal rules of consignment “selling” is to ALWAYS sell completed games and toys.  If you need to replace a few pieces that are missing, need a sticker to two to sap on that Hot Wheels to make it look a little fresher, here are some resources to help: Replacement Parts Little Tikes … More Info

As you know, I’m a huge fan of SizeTracker – my chunky monkey QUICKLY breezed through 3 sizes one winter and I was left purchasing new clothes with only a few months left “in season.”  Then, I discovered SizeTracker.  It’s a brilliant tool that predicts children’s sizes and a perfect tool when you need to… More Info

Every Tuesday, we poll our ConsignmentMommies on Facebook for their “best” consignment sale tips!  Each week, we’ll share the best ideas here on our blog! This Week’s topic generated some great advice & words of wisdom from seasoned sellers!! DON’T BE ATTACHED Lose your sentimental attachment to items and think SELL, SELL, SELL!!!  ~ Lisa… More Info

The best advice for consigning and shopping comes from the savvy mommies who have been consigning for years and years! If you are looking for some valuable tagging tips, today’s expert has probably tagged  & priced more than anyone in the industry!  Here’s a great list of tagging tips from Kristen Yartz with Little Red… More Info

Every Tuesday, we poll our ConsignmentMommies on Facebook for their “best” consignment sale tips!  Each week, we’ll share the best ideas here on our blog! Cheesy Note:  I just love our COMMUNITY spirit – you guys truly are MOMS HELPING MOMS!!!  ZIP TIES I suggest using zip ties on large baby items,(strollers,car seats,cribs) with taped… More Info

What’s the number one reason that mommies don’t consign?  They don’t have time to tag their items! While some mommies have this consignment selling thing down to a science, there are others that don’t know a tagging gun from a barcode scanner.  If you are a veteran consignor and you want to make a little… More Info

Pre-Gaming Consignment Sales – 7 Simple Steps to Get Done NOW!

Southern folks are snowed in, wives of college football junkies are tired of watching all these crazy bowl games and if you are like me, you are DREAMING of warmer weather, cute spring clothes and SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING!  So what’s a Consignment Mommy to do?  Here’s a list of 7 simple things you should be… More Info

Yes, go ahead and laugh at me… I have an incredibly cheesy knack for making things “consignment sale” related.  So, here is a quick list of New Year’s resolutions and how  consignment can help! 1. Save Money Well, duh! Consignment sales are a great way to save money on kids toys and clothes. With a… More Info

The best advice for consigning and shopping comes from the savvy mommies who have been consigning for years and years! If you are looking for ideas for shopping this weekend, here you go!  Here’s a great list of shopping tips from Jennifer Upton at Kentucky Kids Sale. 1.  Assess your needs Before you even think… More Info

So… I wanted to find a few quick “fixes” for children’s clothing and it spiraled down this whole “refashioning” route.  And now… I’m obsessed. Sometimes you come across a clothing item at the sales that you just LOVE … but maybe it needs a little work. Or maybe your child has a favorite dress or… More Info

10 Tips for Successful Consignment Sale Shopping

The best advice for consigning and shopping comes from the savvy mommies who have been consigning for years and years! If you are looking for ideas for shopping this weekend, here you go!  Here’s a great list of shopping tips from Elizabeth Renfroe with Children’s Market Consignment Sale 1. Check into early shopping opportunities! Many… More Info

Large toys, furniture and baby items are always best sellers at seasonal consignment sales.  Ask any “super consignor” where they make their money and they’ll tell you this is one of their biggest sources!  Here are a few tips & strategies to help you INCREASE your sell-through (and ultimately increase your profit) with large items…. More Info

By Ashley Shaver, Rhea Lana’s Let me introduce myself. I’m Ashley Shaver.  Mother of four.  Lover of wild cowboy boots, garlic cheese grits, and sweet tea.  Owner of Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Events.  Children’s clothing hobbyist. Laundress Extraordinaire. I’ll let you in on “The Dirt”. These are my Top 10 little laundry secrets!  From one mom… More Info

Repeat after me: Consignment Sales are not Garage Sales, Consignment Sales are not Garage Sales…There’s a lot of “misunderstanding” about consignment sales.  Until you’ve been to a really good one, its hard to appreciate the full value in these sales.  If you are one of those trendy moms who is skeptical of the whole consignment… More Info

The best advice for consigning and shopping comes from the savvy mommies who have been consigning for years and years! If you are looking for ideas for how to secure / package your items, here’s the “mommy-load!”  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this list of tips & ideas from Lauri with Kidzsignments Children’s Consignment Sale. 1…. More Info

by Christina Ruhlig, owner of the Just Between Friends North Tampa Having been raised to shop for bargains, consigning has always been natural for me.  My mom was an avid shopper and seller at local consignment stores and she no doubt passed the bug on to me.In addition to passing on a fervor for all… More Info

21 Things You Should Never Buy New – ConsignmentMommies edition

There’s a popular US News article called 21 Things You Should Never Buy New that’s been circulating in the consignment circles.  Sooo, I thought I’d create our own little Consignment Mommies edition.  I enlisted the help of our facebook fans and here is what we came up with: DVDs and CDs: Let’s face it, one… More Info

The best advice for consigning and shopping comes from the savvy mommies who have been consigning for years and years!  So…. we’ve decided to start a “10 Tips” series! I was so excited when the ladies from Best Dressed for Less in South Jersey agreed to be our first “Top 10” writers!  Here are their… More Info

So, its a few months until your favorite sale… what’s a shopaholic to do?  Stock pile some goods so you can make EVEN more money at the next sale.  Here is a list of our favorite “off-season” tips to help you build your inventory for the next sale’s season. Remember the “Rules!”  It’s important to… More Info

Tagging Tips for Seasonal Sale Consignors (For Non-Electronic Tagging)

Ah… consignment season is here.  How do I know?  There’s a pile of clothes on the dining room table and a dozen prick marks on my thumb… oh, tagging season, how I have missed you!?!?!? Let’s face it, the whole shopping part of this consignment sale thing is JOYOUS!  But the preparation and tagging to sell… More Info

Becoming a Consignment Diva: Shopping Part 1 – Pre-Gaming Consignment Sales

2009 So, the hubbies are parked on the couch doing the football thing… what’s your idea of pre-gaming?  Planning fall wardrobes, of course!  Here are a few tips to consider before heading out to consignment sales: 1.  Start with the Basics Duh, yes, this is obvious.  Do you have khakis, jeans, white tops and enough… More Info

Becoming a Consignment Diva – For Consignors

2009 My obsession with consignment sales started on the shopping end… as all good obsessions begin.  But the true secret to consigning success is in becoming a really good consignor!  Here are some helpful ideas to help you get rid of those toys / clothes and make more money! 1.  Presentation is Everything Break out… More Info