Because of the very frigid temperatures we have experienced in the Middle Georgia area, many people are looking forward to a warmer spring and summer.
It is a great time of year to evaluate what spring and summer clothing you will need for your family for the coming months, when temperatures are (hopefully) much warmer.
Begin by checking the clothing you already have. Does it fit? Is it faded? Do your children no longer want it?
If their style has changed or they have outgrown some items, consider placing those in a consignment sale.
Selling items your kids do not want or need can provide a little bit of extra money so your wallet is hit less hard when you begin making the spring and summer wardrobe purchases.
I like to go to consignment sales where I have prepared my items to sell, and roll the money I make into purchasing new clothing and shoes for the coming seasons.
Very rarely do I have to go to a regular store to purchase clothing for my children because of this repetitive way I shop for seasonal clothing.
One of my favorite ways to find consignment sales is to visit at website called Consignment Mommies. You can check out the different consignment sale listings that they have for your area or for areas where you might have family who are willing to go and shop for you.
Of course, the bigger the area in which you live, the larger the selection of consignment sales.
You may have to travel a distance to get to a large, reputable consignment sale -- but I have found this time investment is worth the deals I can find!
There are many different types of consignment sales.
Some consignment sales are sports-themed. Some are focused on buying from and selling to families with multiples.
If you have twins, triplets or larger sibling groups, there are consignment sales in the state of Georgia geared toward you.
One consignment sale I enjoy selling and shopping with is Kellytown Kids Consignment Sale based in McDonough.
The neat thing about many consignment sales is that they begin with a parents desire to avoid clothing and toy waste, and have grown from the vision of one or two moms into a really big annual or semi-annual event.
What was once an event in one womans small basement now fills an entire gymnasium to capacity and runs over the course of nearly a week.
Be sure you check your closets to determine if you have items you can sell at a consignment sale or yard sale.
Look for a consignment sale at the Consignment Mommies web site or find a reputable one by talking with other consignors.
Get to a consignment sale as soon as possible and refuse to pay full price for spring and summer clothing this year!
Rachael J. Mercer is a freelance writer and coupon workshop instructor living in McDonough. Contact her at email@example.com