I already consign my better quality kids clothes as they are outgrown, and that helps soften the blow of buying new clothes for three. This is a topic I will cover further in a future post: due to the nature of clothing consignment (seasonal), it creates a bit of its own clutter while I'm waiting to take it in. For today, I will focus on the area of hobby hijinks. Whether you're a quilter with a fabric stash, or a sports lover with an ever-growing collection of your favorite team's memorabilia, it's not quite so fun anymore when it starts outgrowing your space.
For those of you who don't know me, I am a heavy-duty paper crafter and a direct sales consultant for Close To My Heart (a scrapbooking and stamping company). As such, there is always something new I "have to have", but even with a separate room for my craftiness, things tend to get out of control. Lucky for me, there is a craft consignment sale in the area a couple of times a year where I can clear out the old to make more room. No matter what your hobby, if you live in a more heavily populated area, there is probably a consignment sale or group "garage sale" where you can sell a few things. Google is your best friend when trying to find a consignment store or sale organizer - start searching!
If you can't find a consignment option, my favorite "wider net" is Craigslist. It's regional, free to list items, and no shipping required! There is one caveat when selling through Craigslist though. If you are not comfortable having buyers come to your residence, you will need to arrange to meet somewhere. I suggest a highly trafficked location where there will be plenty of people able to see you. I personally think a McDonald's parking lot is a good option: there are always people there, and there are lots of windows where people inside can see out.
OK, now I'm all ready to drop off my stuff to that consignment sale! Here's my pile, waiting to be loaded in the van:
|Wish me luck!!|
- Bygel Rail, 2 @ $2.99 - $5.98
- Bygel Wire Basket, 2 @ $1.99 - $3.98
- Bygel S-hook, $.99
Total income? We'll find out soon!