This week I went to the Sunflower Sprouts consignment sale on McKnight Road. I volunteered for three hours last week so I could shop the volunteer pre-sale. You might ask, is it really worth my time to volunteer? My answer is Yes! There is no line to get in. I can shop at my own pace without people reaching in front of me and banging into me with their bags. I got to shop before all of the consigners, first time moms, grandmas, and those who pay $10 extra to shop early. The selection is great and I was able to volunteer and shop without taking time off work.
I mainly shop for clothes for the kids. I like brand name clothes because they are made of comfortable fabrics and they last a whole season without falling apart. But I don’t like the retail prices so this is what I do as a compromise.
So here’s what I got! Eight outfits for Delaney included two hats, a pair of sunglasses, and some hair ties.
Six dresses, a pair of capris, a skirt, and a pair of shorts. (Plus a hat to match the white dress, not pictured.)
Tristan scored five shorts outfits and a hat.
Jeans, pants, two pairs of athletic shorts, a two piece swim outfit and another pair of swim shorts.
The total for all of that came to $156.50. That’s 46 items, bringing the cost per item to $3.40. Pretty awesome! Everything is in excellent condition and some items even had the original tags on them.
I also got another basket worth of toys, puzzles, and croc shoes. There’s a bag underneath that I noticed contained a school bus. I knew Tristan would love that. As I looked closer I realized it contained school busses, monster trucks and a garbage truck. The trifecta of coolness in a two year old boy’s eyes!
I wish I had had a little more time, I realized when I got home that I should have looked for more pants and dressy clothes for Tristan. I especially hate paying full price for them because they’re worn so infrequently.
I came home after the sale to a quiet house and a pizza box on the counter. And someone who let someone else eat graham crackers and a banana while watching TV on my side of the bed…