by Guest Blogger, Kristen Shambarger
Have you been hit by the sudden urge to purge everything in your home? Before you unleash your KonMari decluttering ninja skills, here’s how to do it Consignment Mommies style!
Decluttering = good for the soul.
Organizing = stress reliever.
Throwing everything in a huge black garbage bag and tossing it to the curb or donation pile = Whoooah Mama. Hold your horses.
There’s a better way to thank your kids’ toys, clothes and baby gear for their service before you part ways.
That double stroller may not spark joy for YOU anymore, but there’s a mom out there that doesn’t want to spend a fortune on a new stroller now that she’s juggling 2 kids. Your 6-year-old’s Paw Patrol collection is going to spark some serious joy for a little toddler (and his mama!) who lives just down the road from you.
Think you don’t have time to consign or it’s too much work?
Helllloooo……if you are about to dump all your belongings in a big pile on the floor and fold all your socks, underwear, high school t-shirts and yoga pants origami style and then arrange it all by color gradient in your drawers….well, consigning is a breeze.
Hang it. Tag it. Drop it off. Cash your check.
5 easy steps to KonMari Consigning:
- Visualize your family room and closets nice & tidy–not overrun by plastic tripping hazards and stuffed with outgrown clothes. Oh, and visualize a check made out to YOU!
- Designate a serene area of your house to prep and tag. Preferably a spot you can hide from little people, who find the most joy in toys they haven’t played with in 2 years but happen to be in the “consign” box.
- Enter and tag by category. Start with large high dollar items, then toys and gear, and work your way to clothes and books.
- Thank your bottle warmers, cozy coupes, and jumperoos for their divine service at your sale’s drop-off, then plaster shopping times on your social media pages.
- Enjoy your early shopping in a zen-like state of mind, knowing the cash you make consigning is paying for next season’s kids clothes and gear!
Doesn’t it feel great to get a paycheck at the end of a purge?