I love: dachshunds, swimming, Greek yogurt, running (sometimes), grilled cheese sandwiches, and cozy beds. But I also really, really love consignment shopping. As I’ve written about before, we’re intent on buying most baby items from thrift stores because it’s so much cheaper than retail.
Case in point: $1 onesies.
The Husband is equally enamored by consignment shopping. This is his ‘thrifting face.’
Looks fierce, but he’s not willing to throw ‘bows to get to a good deal (I’m looking at you, woman who swiped the $1 Cranium game out from under our gaze).
Anyway, I never knew this before, but most cities have bi-yearly large group consignment sales headed by mommy groups or churches. One event in Charlotte includes products from over 650 families (here’s another upcoming sale in Charlotte). Today’s consignment was headed by the Charlotte Moms of Multiples group. Think: an indoor flea market with thousands of gently used items, organized into gear, toys, and clothing sections.
When the doors opened, people RUSHED in with frantic looks on her faces. Must… get… best… deal.
Our awesome haul included*…
*Creepy baby doll explained at the end of this post.
This pack and play, which will also serve as a bassinet when the baby is little. Retail price: $150. We scored it for $32. Looks brand new.
A baby gym, which retails for $50. Snagged it for $7.50. I plan to toss it in the washing machine (and then keep James off it), but otherwise, it looks perfect.
And this vibrating baby bouncer, which retails for $50. We paid $10. Again, the cover needs a wash.
That means we paid $49.50 for $250 worth of baby gear. Oh yeah.
And that creepy baby doll? It was $1, and we plan to use it as a teaching tool to introduce the dogs to the concept of a baby and their new boundaries.
Maggie, please don’t crawl on the baby’s face. And James, do not lick her feet.
Our living room has already been taken over by baby gear, and I’m thinking that this is only the beginning…
Score any sweet thrift store deals lately? The second best thing to getting a good deal yourself is hearing about someone else’s treasures!