I love: dachshunds, swimming, Greek yogurt, running (sometimes), grilled cheese sandwiches, and cozy beds. But I also really, really love consignment shopping. As Iâ€™ve written about before, weâ€™re intent on buying most baby items from thrift stores because itâ€™s so much cheaper than retail.
Case in point: $1 onesies.
The Husband is equally enamored by consignment shopping. This is his â€˜thrifting face.â€™
Looks fierce, but heâ€™s not willing to throw â€˜bows to get to a good deal (Iâ€™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 (hereâ€™s another upcoming sale in Charlotte). Todayâ€™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. Mustâ€¦ getâ€¦ bestâ€¦ deal.
Our awesome haul included*â€¦
*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 donâ€™t crawl on the babyâ€™s face. And James, do not lick her feet.
Our living room has already been taken over by baby gear, and Iâ€™m thinking that this is only the beginningâ€¦
Score any sweet thrift store deals lately? The second best thing to getting a good deal yourself is hearing about someone elseâ€™s treasures!