Friday, April 17, 2009

Consignment Sale

I'm awake at 4:50 AM and can't seem to go back to sleep. MB's nursery rhyme music is on repeat in my brain and turned up full blast. I'm still replaying yesterday's events and I'm as happy as can be about the great deals I got at a consignment sale. I LOVE saving money. HeRoos and I have been budgeting this in for a while so there was no guilt associated with my large purchase.

My sister-in-law, M, invited me to this event in Sandy at the Hilltop Methodist Church. It's held twice a year, fall & spring. We volunteered yesterday for a three hour shift which included sorting clothes and carrying toys up and down the stairs. I actually had so much fun doing it and the people were great who we worked with. In exchange for time spent volunteering, we received a ticket for entrance into the pre-sale last night.

After our shift, M and I spent 2 hours waiting in the freezing cold line. I don't ever remember being the first in a line, especially to shop. It was worth it, check out my great deals!

Crib & dresser (We're picking them up tomorrow morning)
changing pad
crib mattress
Moses basket
cover for car seat
5 Baby Einstein DVD's
1 CD
toy lawn mower
push cart
stacking pails
interactive wooden toy (MB will enjoy this)
shelf with three baskets
burp cloths
soft books
1 pair girl shoes
2 big trucks
plastic dishes
plastic grocery toys
toy race track
4 hats
quite a few outfits for MB
TONS & TONS & TONS of baby girl clothes (although, I have no idea if she'll fit in them. I may have got the size wrong for the season) :(

For a total of 159 items. The pictures don't do justice. Most of them are in mint condition. The most expensive item was the crib for $80 and the least expensive was $.75. The majority of the cost was on clothing. Can you guess how much I paid for all of this stuff? If you can guess within $2.00, maybe you'll get a surprise in the mail.

If you're interested in gently used toys and children clothing, I highly recommend checking it out this weekend. The quality and prices surpass even Kid to Kid or D.I..


Megan said...

I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for the tip!

Melanie said...

Wow, you're fast, I can't believe you've blogged about this already. I assume that I'm not eligible for your little contest, since I was right there with you....but I agree it was too fun!

Hayley said...

holy cow... you hit the motherload. literally :)

i love your blog. you make motherhood seem so appealing & charming. i know it's your personality, but it always makes me smile. miss you at school!

The Andersen Family said...

$ That is Sweet!

HeRoosSheRoos said...

Higher, higher, higher.