I never knew about consignment sale until I was pregnant with my first child and my best friend told me about Whoo Consigns. Since then, my favorite shopping months are every March and September. I LOVE this consignment sale so much that I tell all my friends about it all the time so it would make sense that I would feature them in my blog.
Whoo Consigns has a 3-day seasonal consignment sale twice a year. They have everything for kids and new moms. A lot of their items are almost like new for a great price.
I had saved so much money for the last 3 years buying clothes, toys, books, and more for my kids. This year my husband came along for the first time because I needed help so I can buy bigger items like a bicycle or a scooter. He was amazed by all the items they have there and how organize they are.
This year, I bought everything on my list, winter wear, holiday outfits (from Halloween to Valentine's Day), bicycle, scooter, high chair and more. It was $300+ worth of stuff and we almost filled up the minivan.
TIP 1: Make a list! It can get overwhelming when you get there and you will end up forgetting to get the things you want most.
The best I have done so far was 2 years ago when I went back to shop on a Saturday, which is half price day on discounted items and I bought a full bed of children's clothing for $26!!! I got such a shopping high that day.
TIP 2: Bring big shopping bags. They have some Ikea bags for you to use and then when you checkout, they will put your purchased items in a big clear plastic bags. But if you want to go green, definitely bring your own.
TIP 3: You can pick out your items then get a volunteer to put your items on hold while you go back to shop for more.
If you are currently pregnant or a new mom with children under 18 months old, make sure to get the "Pre-sale pass for new moms" so you can shop early on the first day of consignment sale (before public sale starts). Definitely check the date/time on their website.
Tip 4: They recommend keeping the children home because the checkout lines can be long once they get busy.
I became a first time consigner this year and they have so much tips and guidelines on their website. It was super easy to get my items organized, tagged and dropped off at the consignment sale. Way easier than a garage sale in my opinion. I got 60% of the total sales and Whoo Consigns donated the rest of the unsold items for me (you do have the option not to donate the unsold items). I will do this again next year for sure!
I also wanted to mention that Whoo Consigns' organizer (Melissa) and the volunteers are always super friendly and helpful. They definitely make this shopping experience fun and easy. One of the volunteers even brought water for us while we waited at the checkout line, it was so sweet!!
TIP 5: Leave your water and snack at home. They have free water and snack for you because we all know shopping definitely will work up an appetite.
If you are close to Wayne, New Jersey and have kids, definitely follow Whoo Consigns Facebook page to get updates on the next sale. Also, check out their website for more information and shopping tips!
Tell Melissa I sent you...Happy shopping!!
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