It’s time to start thinking of your garden: decorating it is the best fun (way more fun than digging in the dirt which is where the worms live…)
and of course, HowToConsign has some ideas for you!
For example, some DIY hobby ideas with resale goods that are pretty enough to gift your hostess with:
Outfit your yard with a potting bench/ garden control center for $25 or so plus some paint…
Use your consignment shop finds as a frame/ support to make those vines look FAB:
And here, if your plants are tired and need a place to sit down:
Of course, just THINKING about planting all that makes YOU want to sit a spell…
How have YOU used your resale shop finds to make your landscape unique?
Are you underwhelmed, sometimes, at the stuff in the thrift, resale, and consignment shops around you?
All you need to do is add a little YOU.
More? Sure. Look here and here and here on our Pinterest Idea Boards!
Not everything needs to be washed every time you wear it. BUT… everything you want to take in to your favorite resale, consignment, or thrift shop should be freshly washed. Yes, even if it came straight from your closet.
Children are tough on clothes. After all, they’re closer to the dirt than we are! We’re happy to pass these care tips from resale moms on:
To keep their favorites as bright as the first time they wore them, add a cup of white vinegar to your rinse cycle once in a while. Vinegar cuts soap residue which dulls and grays colors.
Provide your children’s dirty-clothes hamper with spring-type clothes pins. Ask the kids to tag stains to be pre-treated before washing.
Collar stains are easily removed with shampoo. Use that brand no one liked!
Cut your mending-pile work by dabbing clear nail polish over the threads that hold buttons on. Prevents wear that leads to lost buttons.
Remove drawstrings on hoods that can present a tangling mishap.
And best tip of all: shop consignment and resale for your children’s wardrobe! If they’re growing fast, your budget will be able to keep up. Shopping at a Professional Resale Shop means more money for that college fund!