Sunday, June 26, 2011

Only 6 more weeks until our sale...how to start getting organized!

If you are like me, you love to procrastinate and leave everything until the week before the sale.  Big, HUGE, MASSIVE, mistake!  I thought now was an appropriate time to blog on how to prep for our upcoming consignment sale, located at the Riverview Inn, in downtown Clarksville.  To learn more on how to join the fun, go to http://www.hautetotstn.com/ 

1. The best thing I have noticed to help before consignment season is to keep a laundry basket in a closet where you’ve tossed clothes and shoes in as the girls outgrow them. It’s never too early to start planning for subsequent seasons.

2. Once you have all of your items together, take advantage of a bright, sunny day and either outside or by a window, check each item over for stains, holes, missing buttons, faulty zippers and signs of heavy wash wear, such as fading and pilling. Pay special attention to collars, cuffs, fronts of shirts, knees and bottoms of pants and shorts, and don’t forget the backs of each item!

3. Next you will want to iron each and every item if possible.  It is very tempting to skip ironing your kids outgrown clothes, but items that are well presented have a greater chance of being sold. Most shoppers at consignment sales are looking for items that have been gently worn, are in excellent condition and look extremely crisp and sharp.

If you have started on these first three steps already, you are golden, and in good condition.  Later this week I will blog on Hanging and Pinning.  Look out for our give away tomorrow.  We will be starting our Haute Monday Give-Aways starting tomorrow, so stay tuned!  ;)

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