Category Archives: Musings

How Does a Consignment Sale Work

Mom2Mom Sale, Consignment Sale, Kids Consignment Event. It can all be quite confusing. In Michigan we call them Mom2Mom Sales and we use tables. Down south they are a completely different animal called a Kids Consignment Sale. Michigan Mom2Mom Michigan has a ton of Mom2Mom Sales throughout the year, while consignment sale events are just starting to make an appearance. While it may seem

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Spring is “almost” Here!

Spring is Here!  Well, not yet.  But it will be before we know it.  I will tell you what is here, though.  Spring consignment sale registration for the Spring Savvy Sale!  It is officially open and ready to accept new and returning consignors. Here’s a question for you.  What does your house look like right now?  I can answer that about my own house in

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Kids Clothes in the Basement. Indefinitely.

Every year, come spring, we talk about clearing our basement out. And every fall around the time schools starts we realize another summer has come and gone with the basement in the exact same shape. I don’t know about you, but when it’s time to clear the clutter it all inevitably ends up in the basement. It’s like the basement is a magnet for

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Three Weeks and Counting!

Three weeks!  I remember when it was 72 days away and I thought this Savvy Sale would never get here. Three weeks!  Time to start tackling that checklist to make sure that you are ready for selling. Are you registered?  If not, get REGISTERED!  It is fast and easy, and obviously the only way you can get started. If you haven’t already, it is most

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Strategic Shopping: Maximize your Shopping Trip!

Consignment sales are huge in the southern part of our country, but are relatively unknown here in Metro Detroit.  More than likely, this will be your first experience selling and shopping a consignment sale. Here is what to expect, and some strategic tips to maximize your shopping experience. Before the Sale: Bring a large, sturdy laundry basket or large shopping bag to carry your

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Extra income with Consignment?

One of the struggles that many moms encounter is the decision to work outside of the home when their children go back to school.  It can seem very much like a catch 22 when you factor in gas, clothing, and childcare. After my husband and I closed our Children’s Resale store, I began to list my excess inventory on Ebay.  I quickly was hooked,

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What’s Hot?

What do you have lurking in your house that are sure to be hot items at the fall Savvy sale?  Here’s some items that are sure to bring in cash for you at the sale. Halloween costumes!  The timing couldn’t be better, with Halloween about a month after the sale. Quality school uniform pieces!  School will have been in session for a couple of weeks, and

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Get Listing!

One reason that I wanted to Get Metro Detroit hooked on Consignment sales was because of all of the kid’s items that I personally need to sell. So, I have started to list my own personal items for the Savvy Sale.  I have so much junk stuff that I really should have started sooner.  Everyone has bins and bins of their kid’s stuff, right? So I logged

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Mom to Mom Sale Chagrins

Several people have asked me why I am starting  a children’s consignment sale in Metro Detroit, and of course, the obvious answer is to be able to spend more time with my family and to not have to work full-time. While this is entirely true, I will admit to one other personal, and purely selfish reason as well. My strong dislike for Mom to Mom sales.  Yes, I

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