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Mamas!  There’s nothing worse than discovering TWO weeks after the consignment sale that you forget socks.  Or rain coats.  Or missed the costume section entirely.  A good list is PRETTYYY much required for a consignment sale.  You’ve got just a few days to shop shop shop and you gotta rock it out!!! Click the links below… More Info

Friends. Mamas. Y’all. My fabulous friend Author-Organizer Jennifer Ford Berry with Mothertime Marketplace: WNY’s Largest Family Consignment Sale is speaking some MAJOR truth today about decluttering. Bonus for us #ConsignmentMommies – we have the PERFECT place to SELL. ALL. THE. THINGS. If you need a pep talk and some guidance on decluttering and cashing in,… More Info

Congrats to Our 2017 Best Consignment Sale Winners

Congrats to these rockstars sales and all of the amazing nominees.  We had some CRAZY tight races in many markets!   2017 National Top 10 Consignment Sale Winners All 4 Kids Just Between Friends of Glen Mills (West Chester) Just Between Friends – Western Mainline Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS Kids Everywear Rhea Lana’s of Frisco/McKinney… More Info

You guys! It’s time! It’s time!  I am so excited to be releasing 40 ballots for our annual Regional Best Consignment Sale Contest.  There are some amazing sales all across the US and this is our chance to honor those sale owners for their hard work and rockstar status! Voting has concluded!

Deep breaths friends.  DEEEEEEPPP. BREATTTTHHHHS.  The big guy is going to be here in just 10 days.  That means toys, games, puzzles, clothes and books are going to DESCEND on our homes from all of those relatives and from that Jolly ol’ guy with the big bag of tricks. If you are desperate to clear a… More Info

Eeekk! It’s my favorite time of year, y’all!  Twinkle lights, Christmas Carols and a chance to honor the AMAZING consignment sales listed on our website! Each year, we hold our Regional (and National) Best Consignment Sale Contests, where our fans help us choose the best sales across the country. NEW this YEAR! We’ve expanded our… More Info

In 2016, KidSense {a Pennsylvania Consignment Sale} was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales. Recently, they shared their story for you!

Just Between Friends’ next sale in Oaks, PA is coming up Thursday 9/21/17 through Sunday 9/24/17. We hope you can check them out for yourself! In 2016, Just Between Friends – Western Mainline was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales. Tracy shared with us what makes JBF of Western… More Info

“Katelyn and I dream of introducing you to a new way of outfitting your kids with the highest quality clothes, toys and gear at prices every family can afford. Please contact us with questions. We would love to hear from you!” – Melissa Schroeder   In 2016, Rhea Lana’s Overland Park was honored as one… More Info

“I am proud to offer what I truly believe is THE BEST consignment event in the industry, Rhea Lana’s! I’m proud of our advanced technology of voice item entry, the RL app, live sales, checks on pickup day, and free admission!” -Natalie Nolen In 2016, Rhea Lana’s Midland Odessa was honored as one of Consignment… More Info

In 2016, Kids EveryWear in Morrisville, NC was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales!  You can check out their Fall sale Friday 9/8/17 through Monday 9/18/17 with discount price days starting Saturday 9/16/17. Be sure to check out below what Beth and Gail of Kids Everywear shared with us!… More Info

It is almost time to check out JBF West Chester/Media/Glen Mills, PA for their fall sale Thursday 9/7/17 through Sunday 9/10/17! In 2016, Just Between Friends, Glen Mills was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales! Kelly, of JBF Glen Mills, recently shared with us how she and her sister… More Info

Starting Tuesday 9/5/17 through Sunday 9/10/17, those of you near the Rock Hill, SC area have a chance to check out The Upscale WeeSale; a nationally recognized sale!   In 2016, The Upscale Weesale was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales. We reached out to Kim Willaby to find… More Info

In 2016, Rhea Lana’s El Dorado {an Arkansas Kids Consignment Event} was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales. Melissa Polk, the owner of Rhea Lana’s of El Dorado shared their story and some great advice!

If you were in the Denver, CO area on 8/12/17, we hope you had a chance to check out Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS!   In 2016, Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales.  Recently, they shared their story for you! How did you get… More Info

It’s no secret that we are a little consignment sale obsessed around here.  And to let you in on the “ways of the Consignment Mommies,” we have put together a list of how you can ROCK OUT with kids’ consignment sales each season.   If you are new to sale world, you may not know these… More Info

Congrats to Our 2016 Best Consignment Sale Contests! Atlanta, GA – Tykes, Tots & Teens Consignment Sale Conyers Austin, TX – Just Between Friends Williamson County Boston, MA – There They Grow Again Charlotte, NC – Teri Kidz Consignment Sale Chattanooga, TN – Rhea Lana’s of Chattanooga Dallas / Ft. Worth – Just Between Friends… More Info

#1 – Tag the Big Stuff First Many mamas get started with clothes, but we suggest going for your baby gear, outdoor equipment and big toys first.  These high-demand items are the FIRST to go at a kids consignment event.  Plus, most gear & equipment categories can be resold for 30-40% of their retail value,… More Info

It’s the #1 question that my friends ask me when pricing their items: Should I go higher and discount or do I go a little lower and choose “no discount?”  I asked some of the my very fabulous sale owner friends to weigh in and here are their answers:   Consider Demand! It depends on… More Info

Here’s our list of 5 brands that hold their resale value over time: American Girl:  This company has captured the attention of little girls everywhere with their dolls, accessories, books and other products.  The dolls are expensive yet durable.  Because they can be considered collectibles, some dolls will increase in value over time.  What doesn’t… More Info

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Pricing is the #1 reason why you are picking up a lot (or a little!) at the end of the consignment sale.  In this video, I share how I put pricing at the CENTER of my tagging process.  It’s a REALLY simple strategy that has meant almost 95% clothing sell through for me each season!… More Info

Common resale abbreviations for use at kids consignment sale, on Facebook Buy, Sell, Trade Groups and much more. Ever wondered what NWT, NIP, EUC, TCP, etc mean? We’ve put together a quick and helpful guide to help you navigate those resale acronyms.

Finding the sweet spot between pricing your items to sell and selling them to be profitable can be tricky.  But here’s the deal: pricing is EVERYTHING in consignment sale world and you’ll want to be on your A-game!  Great pricing is often the difference between a 90% sell-through or in picking up a huge stack… More Info

Gail Walker and Beth Pendola started the Kids EveryWear sale in 1998. In 2015, their sale was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’s National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales.  Recently, they shared their story for our readers. What made you decide to start your sale? Gail and I started the sale as a way to… More Info

Every season, our sale ends up with at least one lost tag that is missing it’s mate.  It usually has “outfit” or “pants” as a one-word description.  Here are four things every tag should have on it. #1 – Brand name For most toys and baby gear and all clothing and shoes, write the brand… More Info

When you are shopping HUNDREDS of items all in your kiddo’s size, the chances of finding an armful of clothing is pretty high.  The chances of getting exhausted toting around all those hangers?  DOUBLE HIGH!   Consignment sale pros have developed some PRETTY clever ways to totes their treasures around and here are some of… More Info

How many times have you prepped and tagged your items only to have some of them returned to you?  Here are five reasons sales say, “No thanks,” to clothes. Stray threads, pulled seams and loose hems:   In the pie chart of fabric problems, this group is the easiest and cheapest to fix.  These are… More Info

You’ve volunteered, consigned or won a preview sale shopping pass.  It’s finally time to shop at your favorite sale’s preview event.  Here are 10 tips to make it the best time ever: #1 – Make a shopping list (Use ours here as a start!) Prioritize essentials for each child, as well as second and third-round… More Info

As frugal mamas, we all want to minimize our tagging costs and maximize our profits, right???  Last week, I spent the morning comparing cardstock prices around town (Greensboro, NC). Tip #1 Know Your Paper Weights Standard Cardstock65lb weight – slightly thinner, but sturdy enough for tags Premium Cardstock – 110lb weight – thicker and a… More Info

In 1991, Kim Mitchell was a typical Southern mama on a tight budget. She went to a small consignment sale in someone’s basement and while she didn’t find anything in her daughter’s size, she did come home with the idea to host a sale of her own. Fast forward twenty-five years and Kim is the… More Info

You’ve heard about consignment sales.  You know you need to get rid of the clothes, toys and baby stuff your kids have outgrown.  You’re ready to dip your toe in the consignment sale pool and have registered to consign. So, what’s next?  Let us walk you through the simple steps for how to consign your… More Info

Guest Post by Sara Dawson, owner of KidSense in Pottstown, PA Not all consignment sale events are the same. Just like regular retail stores, consignment sales come in many forms. There are small, medium and large events. There are discount sales and high-end boutique sales along with everything in between. Make sure not to judge… More Info

Kid’s consignment sale shoppers and consignors from around the United States have weighed in and we are excited to announce our 2015 Best Consignment Sale REGIONAL & NATIONAL Winners!   2016 National Top 10 Consignment Sales All 4 Kids – Woodstock, GA Be Green Kids Consignments – Dutchess Just Between Friends – Western Mainline Just… More Info

Ah, the sweet holiday season is upon us! And while I LOOOOVEEE the holidays, it also means a VERY sad “consignment-sale-less” season is upon us here in Greensboro, NC. How I envy those of you with holiday and all-seasons sales in your world!!! If you want to know if there are any late season consignment… More Info

In the past, I’ve mentioned five things I’m glad I didn’t consign over the years. Here’s a list of things I’m glad I consigned and why. Baby Equipment: This season, I conquered the storage area under our stairs. I was so glad that I didn’t find baby equipment. I had gotten rid of it at… More Info

Every Consignment Mommy who has a boy (or three) just gave a sympathetic head nod when she saw this title. Consignment sales confirm Renfroe family rule #2: Life’s not fair. There will always be more of an abundance of cute girls’ items at consignment sales and a far smaller selection for boys. Why is that… More Info

My best consignor tip: READ your consignor instructions.  This is especially important if you are consigning for the first time or trying to sell at a new sale.  The biggest section to note:  ACCEPTED ITEMS.  These standards can vary between sales and you certainly don’t want to waste time tagging & prepping an item that… More Info

Has anyone ever asked you what your goals are as a consignor? Whether it’s to sell more than you spend, declutter or to save up for something big, everyone enjoys bringing home a bigger consignor check. Here are five ways to maximize your consignor check with kids consignment sales: #1 – Look out for resale… More Info

Do you remember the story about the cobbler’s children having no shoes because he’s busy making everyone else’s? Time got away from him. I am the modern day consignment sale cobbler. My phone’s calendar already has the dates for the next four Children’s Market sales. There is no excuse for me to never be ready… More Info