I love finding new ways to recycle, especially when they benefit my family, and children’s consignment sales are one of my favorite ways to recycle. For those of you not in the ‘know’, children’s consignment sales are typically semi-annual sales, held in the spring and fall, where parents can either a.) sell gently used children’s items (clothing, toys, equipment), b.) purchase gently used children’s items at a fraction of the retail price, or c.) do both.
Shocked that many of my parent friends are unaware of consignment sales, I feel obligated to share this information with everyone. A friend recommended a great site with listings of family-friendly activities in my area, Playground Buzz, (thanks, Jen) and I find my consignment sale listings through their dedicated list. I’ve also done an internet search to find sales in the area where my family lives – a great excuse for a visit.
I’ve been to two sales this season, and have managed to procure an Easter outfit, shoes in D’s next size, pajamas, a baby gate, crib sheets, a ton of board books, a jogging stroller, and my absolute favorite find: an Ergobaby Organic carrier with rain hood and infant insert (mint condition)…all for under $200. I have two more sales that I’d like to check out, in hopes of finding a Radio Flyer Wagon with all-terrain wheels. We’ll see how it goes…Happy Shopping!