At only four months of age my little bruiser is already wearing 12-to-18 month clothing. We received a bunch of baby onesies and sleepers shortly after my son was born, but with his long torso and meaty thighs he has already outgrown all of them! I didn’t expect any gifts for our second born child and I am more than grateful for the generosity of friends and family. I gave away the majority of infant clothes long before number two arrived.
Our bassinet has been collecting dust ever since I decided to ditch it in favor of co-sleeping and the mobile above my son’s crib seems to keep him wide-awake rather than helping him reach any state of slumber.
Since this is most likely our last child, (it took us two and a half years to conceive two children), I see no need in keeping infant clothing or baby equipment around. This week I gathered two large bins of unwanted clothing and trucked them off for consignment.
I considered waiting for the consignment sale this October, but then promptly decided against it for two main reasons. Fist, I didn’t want the stuff in the house any longer. Second, I didn’t want to do more than necessary to get rid of this stuff.
As a consignor I would only earn 55% of the sale price of each item, plus pay a $10 fee. Not to mention the work involved in hanging, tagging, cataloging and delivering items. It just didn’t seem worth the extra effort.
The local consignment store provides cash up front, which probably means I earn less than comparable stores, but on the plus side I don’t have to wait for a check. I dropped off my stuff and waited for the store owner to pick over everything.
I didn’t catalog everything I dropped off, but here is a list of most of the stuff:
- 2 sleepers with hats and booties
- 2 packs of Carter’s onesies (6 in a pack)
- 2 packs of mitts
- 2 Carter’s open bottom sleepers
- 5 onesies
- 2 Old navy maternity dresses
- 1 Old navy maternity shirt
- 1 belly band
- 2 pairs of maternity pants
- 1 maternity sweater
- 1 fleece sleeper
- 2 Gymboree outfits (shirt and pants)
- 4 baby hats
- 5 Carter’s outfits (1 long sleeved onesie, one short sleeved onesie & pants)
- 1 Carter’s security blanket
- 2 packages of baby socks
- 1 Gymboree boy’s sweater
- 1 Polo baby sweater
- 1 boy’s winter coat
- 1 Gymboree winter coat
- 5 long sleeved Gymboree onesies
- 1 Baby Bjorn
- 1 Co-sleeper
Thirty minutes later I was offered $106.71 in cash or $125 in store credit. I took the cash option.
I looked up the pricing guidelines for the consignment sale and I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have made much more selling there. I could have earned more selling the co-sleeper through craigslist, but I feel good enough about the end result.