Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday..

I found this great title on a friends blog...She recently lost her job when the major coffee company she was working for laid off hundreds. She has a 1 year old son a few weeks older then Carter. You can read more by clicking here..

So here is to a new weekly post of being a tightwad and loving it!! I tend to collect things...no not fancy bells,plates, or china but just stuff. I collect stuff faster then dust. Stuff is taking over my life!

Some of my good friends can remember when I bought 7 pallets of valentines and Easter stuff. I had over 300 boxes of egg dye, over 200 boxes of Valentines and to just to much stuff. I gave all the Easter stuff to the church. Bags of goodies to my Friends and then tried to get rid of most of it by donating to the local thrift store. I still have some Valentines and Easter here. No Surprise to those who know me.

I stand in line at the thrift store waiting to see what treasure I can find...I got a Gymboree peacoat for Olivia for 1.29!

So here is what I try and do....CONSIGN!!! That would be the tip of this Tuesday Tightwad Post.

Clean out your closet and bring it to the consignment shop. They take jewelry, purses, shoes, unused bath gift sets, and much more. You will be surprised on how much money you can make.

Clean out your children's room...any toys still in packages either re-gift them or bring them in to sell. They take anything related to baby including your maternity clothes.

There is new place in town that will take your household items to sell on consignment. I have not tried them out but have a pile to bring in. I will let you know how it goes.

I have made over 800.00 last year on consigning. I absolutely love it and hope to one day open up another store. It is so Simple and you will get the hang of it.

So here is to the Tuesday Tightwad...look for it every week!! I am so ExCiTeD!!

2 ...Stalker Comments:

Arlen_Kristy Johnston

What stores do you take your stuff to? I have maternity clothes and other things I'd like to get rid of.

Laurel

I LOVED your old store ... and would consign my stuff with you if you open a new one.


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