That being said, here is Day 16!
Have you ever been to a consignment store? If not, you MUST go! They are just fabulous!
My first experience with a consignment store was probably about 15 years ago and all I remember is it smelling like my grandmother's sock drawer (not that I ever smelt her sock drawer, but you get the
picture :-)) and all the clothes looked like they were for the 80's business woman with the shoulder pads and all. Definitely NOT something a teenager would be caught dead in!
Boy have I been missing out all these years!
We recently had an upscale consignment and coffee shop open up in our town and it is awesome! You would never know it is a consignment store. They only accept clothes in EXCELLENT condition and they have to be fashionable!
This particular store takes 15 items at a time and you get paid 50% if/when your item sells. I have taken in approximately 20 items, from clothes to jewelry and shoes. I check in once a month to see if they have a check waiting for me. I have made approximately $60 in a past few months (nothing to call home about, but money is money).
My absolute favorite consignment store is a store called "Kid to Kid." They sell children's clothing, toys, and even maternity clothes. The nice thing about them is that you can take in as many items as you want and they will give you cash for them right away. You can also choose to receive store credit, which amounts to more than you would receive in cash. Right now I have over $50 in store credit there and I can get a crazy amount of stuff for my kids for that!
I have purchased some of my daughter's favorites from Kid to Kid. I got Charlee a cute little red pea coat for $5 that looks like it has never been worn, cute flower headbands, tutus and so much more!
So, next time you clean out the closets make sure that instead of just a Goodwill pile, that you think about what good quality items you might be able to earn a little extra income with.
Check out the rest of this series:
Day 1 ~ Budget
Day 2 ~ Cash is King
Day 3 ~ Change Your Mindset
Day 4 ~Shaving Down the Grocery Bill
Day 5 ~ Think Outside the Box
Day 6 ~ Baby Steps
Day 7 ~ Get Together
Day 8 ~ The Reluctant Spouse
Day 9 ~ Reward Yourself
Day 10 ~ No Credit Cards Allowed!
Day 11 ~ Emergency Fund
Day 12 ~ Bye Bye Debt
Day 13 ~ Earning Extra Income
Day 14 ~ Infrequent Payments
Day 15 ~ Avoid Impulse Shopping
Day 16 ~ Consignment Stores