I’ve taken a 30 day blogging break, but I’m happy to say that I’m back! During the last month or so, we went on a beach vacation and I also spent a good amount of time working on my business. It’s very seasonal, so I needed time to focus on that. I’m happy to report that my first season was a success! I learned a lot and am already looking forward to Spring 2017 when I get to do it all again.
On a very related note, Aaron and I shopped last weekend at the Divine Consign sale for Turner’s fall/winter clothes. The sale takes place in Plano and Grapevine each year, and we typically shop in Plano. This year, the Plano sale fell during our pre-planned beach vacation, so we waited until the Grapevine sale to shop. It did not disappoint! The Grapevine venue is definitely much smaller, but that had its advantages. We were in and out in exactly 1 hour! It is such a stress-free way to shop, and it’s all done at one time in one place! My parents recently surprised us with a box of clothes for Turner that they bought at a consignment sale back home, so that helped to add some more items to his wardrobe. We also have some fall/winter clothes from last year that still fit and of course we’ll pick up some other odds and ends throughout the season (usually shoes), but we generally don’t have to buy too many other clothes for Turner besides what we get at Divine Consign.
Here’s what we got:
7 pairs of pants
3 dress shirts/sweaters
8 sets of PJs
2 pairs of shoes
3 big toys
We spent $142 (including tax), so that breaks down to an average of $3.84 per item. Now I know some of you are thinking that you can get BRAND NEW clothes at Kohls or other big box stores for around the same price, and that may be true for some items, but really….the items that we bought are in excellent condition and MANY of them are from Gap or Ralph Lauren. Just for kicks, I checked Gap’s website, and there’s not a single item, NOT ONE, listed for under $4 in Turner’s size. My point is that you can get really good quality pieces at a fraction of the price at Divine Consign, so if you’re in the DFW area, you should definitely check it out!
I should also mention that we sold Turner’s clothes and different toys/items that we no longer use and our net profit was $160, so we came out ahead! It’s like shopping for free! If you’re interested in selling your child’s clothing but don’t really know where to start, check out my business, Tags & Pins. I’d love to be able to help you make extra money by selling the clothing and other gear that your child has outgrown!