I love consignment shopping for my kids. There are certain things that happen every year that I look forward to all year long: the Indiana State Fair, the first strawberries of the season, the beginning of football season. And consignment sale season.
Only consignment sale season is even better, because it happens twice a year! Seriously. Even Christmas isn't cool enough to come around twice. I find the best stuff for my kids at these sales. Adorable clothes, shoes that are either new or barely worn, fabulous toys and books, and even Mr. Rody pony right up there. And everything is a fraction of the cost you would pay for it brand new. The thrill of the hunt and the joy of a bargain found, what more can you ask for?
The shopping is fun in and of itself, but if you can round up some things your kids have outgrown and put them in the sale as a consignor you get a triple reward: getting rid of things you no longer need, making some extra money, and the privilege of shopping the consignment sale early. I've found some really incredible steals by participating in sales and taking advantage of the pre-sale. If you don't have anything to sell, many sales will allow you to shop early in exchange for volunteering to work during part of the sale.
For those of you in the Indy area, an excellent sale is just around the corner. The Just Between Friends spring sale is coming up April 30-May 2 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Check out their website for more information. If you aren't in the Indy area, check out Just Between Friends homepage. They have sales throughout the country.
Hope to see you there!