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Spring 2024 Mid-South Children’s Consignment Sale Directory

Years and years ago, I started writing this post all about consignment sales for the Memphis Moms Blog, now Memphis Moms, when it was time to clear out the cobwebs, purge those kids closets, and make some spending money.

10 years ago, after my third child, my only girl, was born I had to figure out how to manage the clothing situation. I dipped my toe into the consignment water and struggled with my first few sales. Thankfully, I met some wonderful ladies at one sale that helped me find the joy in consigning.

It is a seasonal passion of mine to help other moms demystify the consignment process and take back their homes and sanity along the way. The challenge now is this: the consignment season with 25+ sales in the Mid-South area has now dwindled to less than 8. Only 8 sales to get rid of those outgrown clothes and abandoned toys. Think about it this way though: that is 8 opportunities to unload a ton of things that will be loved and used by another family.

Check your garage – Bikes, scooters, helmets, playground balls, ride on toys, protective gear…. Take a look around your garage and storage sheds for that unused stuff lying around.

Changing Décor? – is your kid transitioning to a new room or bed?  Are you planning a redo from a nursery to a big girl room?  All those wall hangings, décor items, nicknacks, and furniture are great items to unload at a sale.  Bedding (comforters, sheets, drapery panels) is included at some sales so check with the specific sale about what they take.

Sports gear – regulations change from one grade to another.  Kids grow out of cleats from one sport to the next.  Does your daughter “think” she wants to play softball then changed her mind? Check the gym bags and closets for helmets, pads, rackets, cleats, and rollerblades to clean out so you can upgrade that bat for the new season.

Books, DVDs, Homeschooling – I know that you have baskets and bins of these items that have gone untouched in several months.   I love cleaning out the movie drawer to thin out the “baby’ movies and books.  Package books in bundles to make them more attractive to buyers.

kids books on a shelf ready for consignment

Big ticket items -  What have I seen at sales? Furniture, swing sets, those indoor toddler rollercoasters, ride-on-toys, go-karts, even a FULL SIZE PRINCESS CARRIAGE.

Consignment is a great way to purge a large quantity of items at one time without haggling with people over price, opening your home to strangers, or driving to a “meet” location.  The process is fairly easy once you get the hang of online item entry, the various tagging processes, and item limits from sale to sale.  My advice is to choose one sale and try it out.  Pick a smaller church sale and enter 30 or so items to sell. Rule of thumb, 40-60 of your nicer quality items will do better than 100 average quality ones. I promise you will be pleased with the results.

kids wearing jackets and rain bootsHere is what you need to know about Spring consigning:

  • Holiday outfits are needed. Easter outfits, vacation outfits (a ’la Disney/ destination trips).  Think seersucker, bubbles, appliquéd, and smocked.
  • Bathing suits/ cover-ups/ sandals
  • Sports equipment and gear. Licensed team gear and outdoor sports equipment are big sellers.
  • Outdoor equipment. Bikes, water tables, playhouses, scooters.
  • Homeschooling supplies and educational videos/cd’s. Consignment sales are a great place to pick-up supplementary workbooks and learning materials.

Here are the supplies you need to get started:

  • Merchandise tagging gun. I promise, you will thank me.
  • Hangers ($ store plastic kid sized hangers are perfect)/Some sales specify wire only!
  • Large safety pins (NOT the $ store kind)
  • Rubber bands / zip-ties
  • Masking tape and clear packing tape
  • Sharpie pens
  • Ziplock bags – in assorted sizes
  • Heavy cardstock or hanging tags like these:  Merchandise Tags
  • Mailing labels 30 per sheet 1 x 2 ¾ used for tagging at certain sales.

February

Rhea Lana's - Germantown / Collierville
Sale Dates: February 16-24, 2024
Location: Carriage Crossing – Old Bed, Bath & Beyond store
Contact: carmen@rhealana.com
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and receive 70% – 80%
Item Limit: Minimum of 15 up to 300 items
Tagging Service: VIP Consigning –they do it all and you earn 40% of sales

Kids Town
Sale Dates:  February 29 – March 3, 2024
Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN
Contact: info@consignkidstown.com
Consignor Percentage: $10 fee and receive 65% - 70% (volunteers)
Item Limit: 150 hanging clothing items
Tagging Service: No

Second Blessings Children’s Consignment Sale *Private residence
Sale Dates: February 29 – March 2, 2024
Location: 2052 Cranbrook Drive, Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: secondblessings@gmail.com
Consignor Percentage: $5 fee and 65%
Item Limit: 10 item minimum – no max
Tagging Service: Yes. You prepare tags and they will attach for you at the location.

March

Sycamore View Consignment Sale  *proceeds benefiting missions
Limited number of registration spots. Lottery style.
Registration opens February 4, 2024 @10:00AM
Sale Dates: March 1 – 3, 2024
Location: 1910 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134
Contact: svccsale@gmail.com
Consignor Percentage: 65%– 80%
Item Limit:  50 at no discount / 200 items max per consigner
Tagging Service:  No

Highpoint Consignment *private residence
Sale dates: March 1-2, 2024
Location: 3636 Waynoka Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Contact: highpointconsignment@gmail.com
Consigner percentage: $20 fee and 60-80% of sales Item Limit: 10 item minimum and 150 maximum
Tagging Service: Yes, the VIP service will stain treat, sort, price, tag and hang all for you and you receive 60% of sales

Germantown UMC Children’s Clothing Sale  *proceeds benefiting missions
Sale Dates: March 22 – 25, 2024
Location: 2333 West Street, Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: info@gumwclothingsale.com
Consignor Percentage: 70%
Item Limit:  200 item limit
Tagging Service:  No

Blue Door Exchange  *Private residence
Sale Dates:    March 24-28, 22024
Location: 4227 Amber Lane, Memphis, TN 38111
Contact: info@bluedoorexchange.com
Item Limit:  No item minimum or maximum.  Consigning is by appointment only. You must contact them first.
Tagging Service:  Yes.  They sort, inventory and tag all your items for you.

April

Lil’ Blessings
Sale Dates:  April 12 - April 13, 2024
First Baptist Church – Olive Branch
Location: 9155 Highland Street, Olive Branch, MS
Contact: info@lilblessings.org
Consignor Percentage: $5 consignor fee and receive 70%
Item Limit:  More than 300 items must reserve 2 drop off appointments
Tagging Service: No

 

This post was written by Lorrin Saliba, one of our former contributors! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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