I made a plan for my consignment sale shopping this season so I would be sure to get everything I needed for Eli’s fall wardrobe. I am thrilled to say that I got MOST of what I was looking for and came in way under budget.
Here is my original list, with updates about what I actually got.
$150 $75- See, WAY under budget!
Clothes- Size 18-24 months
-10 pairs of pants: jeans, khakis, and sweat/athletic pants -10 long sleeved shirts -1 or 2 jackets -5 sweatshirts
-Shoes–I got one pair of crocs for $1, but have been getting LOTS of hand-me-down shoes from our neighbor. We are set for fall!
-Balls- Eli is only has one and is obsessed with it– Didn’t find anything good
-Wooden puzzles with big pieces– Saw a few but decided it is a little early for puzzles and will look for some in the spring
-Tool bench- (possible 1st birthday present) will spend up to $25 for one in good shape– I didn’t find ANY tool benches. Of course there were plenty of ‘kitchen’ sets, but no tool benches. We have decided to go in a different direction for Eli’s first birthday present anyway. More on that later!
-Baby Gate- I saw a few but they were still priced pretty high and were quite worn. I am going to keep my eye on the consignment stores, or possibly buy one from Julie
-Toy Storage- shelf with bins or cubbies of some sort.- My parents found a great optinon at an auction and will bring it when they come to visit for Eli’s birthday
I also got:
…a small basket ball hoop toy.
…a super cute Alabama track suit.
…a potty chair
…2 pairs of footie pajamas
…one pair of overalls
This fall I found that I definitely like some sales better than others. The first sale I attended was the Like New Consignment Sale. This one was my favorite because it had GREAT prices and LOTS of they kinds of clothes I was looking for. I could have gotten all his clothes here, but, part of my plan was to pace myself…so i did. Next season, If I can get all of Eli’s clothes in one stop, I am going to do it.