What to do with out-grown clothes?

Every Mom knows that children outgrow clothes and shoes very quickly. As a working mom of two boys, it is a constant struggle to make sure that both boys have clothes that fit!  I learned very quickly that children go through sizes so quickly that many clothes hardly get any wear before the are too small!  Since the clothes get very little wear, they still have lots of life and could be used by other children. With clothing costs on the rise, families must be cost conscious, which makes consigning clothes a great fit for busy moms. Rocket City is fortunate to have several seasonal children’s consignment sales.  These are great if you have time to prepare and tag the clothing for the specific sales.  Each sale has different tagging and preparation instructions. Another drawback is that these are seasonal and aren’t available year-round.  Once upon a child is taking advantage of these limitations and providing an easy solution to your children’s clothing needs.

Get Cash for your kid’s clothes!

Once upon a Child has recently opened in Madison and is a great year-round consigning option. Once upon a Child is located at 8030 Hwy 72 West in Madison.  Once upon a Child is different than a consignment sale.  With a consignment sale, you tag all your clothing drop it off, wait for it to sell, then get a percentage of the sales after the seasonal sale is over.  Then when it is over, you get a check and have the option to pick up or donate the items that didn’t sell.   Once upon a Child is less complicated, which is a huge plus for busy working moms.  At Once upon a Child, you bring in your clean clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear, no tagging required.  There are some limitations to items they will buy, for example they do not take car seats. The staff will review your clothing and then give you a cash offer for the items that meet their requirements. This is a huge time saver and available anytime.  Typically, the staff will review your items the same day, but there can be a 1-2 day wait during the busy seasons.

Shop for the clothes and items you need.

After selling the clothes that your children have outgrown, you will have a little cash to shop for the sizes that you currently need.  The store is organized by size, sex, and even color!  This makes is super easy to find the kind of clothing that you are looking for!  Unlike other stores, they also break out the sleepwear from the other clothing.  All the clothing was clearly labeled with price tags.  Prices were much less than retail and would allow your money to go much farther.  This along with the fact that you don’t have to tag your clothing or wait for payment, makes Once upon a Child a must shop place for your children’s item needs!

By: Brooke Hyde

Brooke Hyde is an IT professional and mompreneur who likes using technology to improve businesses.  She currently works for a defense con​​​​tract in Huntsville, and runs her small business The Automated Mompreneur. When she is not working with technology to help government and momprenuers be more efficient, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs in the family you-pick vineyard, Hyde's Harvest Vineyard.  

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