When I was pregnant with my first child, my best friend told me about Whoo Consigns. I LOVE this consignment sales so much that I tell all my friends about it so it would make sense that I would feature them in my blog.
Whoo Consigns has a 3-day seasonal consignment sale that is being held twice a year in Spring and Fall. They have everything for kids and new moms and a lot of their items are brand new for a great price.
I 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 organized 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 filled up the minivan.
Before you start shopping, here are some tips for you:
TIP 1: If you are currently pregnant or a new mom with children under 18 months old, make sure to get the free "Pre-sale pass for new moms" so you can shop early on the first day of consignment sale (before public sale starts). Check the date/time on their website.
TIP 2: Make a list! It can get overwhelming when you get there and you will end up forgetting to get the things you want most.
TIP 3: 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 big clear plastic bags. But if you want to go green, definitely bring your own bags.
TIP 4: You can pick out your items then get a volunteer to put your items on hold while you go back to shop for more.
Tip 5: They recommend keeping the children home because the checkout lines can be really long.
TIP 5: Leave your water and snack at home. They have free water and snacks for you because we all know shopping will work up an appetite.
I was a first-time consigner this year. They have so many tips and guidelines on their website, it really helps me 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 definitely do this again next year!
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!!
If you are in and around Wayne, New Jersey, 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 send you...Happy shopping!!
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