Mom to Mom sales have become more and more popular over the years, where Mom’s take their gently used clothes, toys, and baby gear sell at a discounted price and make a little extra profit. Take a look at the following tips to see how you can turn cleaning out the closet into a business of your own.
Children’s consignment sales may be the hot trend among moms seeking to save on the toys and kids clothing they love, but these sales also are the perfect outlets for moms seeking to make extra money as well.
Smart mamas across the nation have begun selling their children’s too-small clothes and forgotten toys as well as other items they’ve found on deep clearance racks or at thrift stores at these popular sales events. These savvy consignors are taking home paychecks with up to four-digit totals every sale season to supplement their household incomes.
“Seasonal sales have become the ‘it thing’ among smart mamas—with some making thousands of dollars each year,” said Chrissy Freeman, ConsignmentMommies.com founder. “Who wouldn’t want to earn extra bucks by selling the items their kids no longer use? Consigning is a great job for stay-at-home moms.”
Want to become a savvy consignment-selling mama? ConsignmentMommies.com offers up these tips collected from its community of in-the-know consignors to help moms start selling:
#1: Search Sales: Search for sales with great consignor splits, excellent marketing and good “street cred” with other mommies.
#2: Collect: Gather your children’s too-small clothes and shoes and forgotten toys.
#3: Tag and Price: Follow the sale’s tagging guidelines to price, tag and prepare the items you will sell. A good rule of thumb is to price items at 1/3 of what you paid at retail.
#4: Drop Off: Simply deliver your items to the sale and let them do the work.
#5: Cash In: Wait for your check to be mailed or deposited about two weeks after the event.
Many thanks to Chrissy Freeman, Founder & Chief Mommy at ConsignmentMommies.com for providing us with these helpful tips to get started.