I am not good at finding deals. I don’t sort through rack after rack at big sales. I’ve only gone to Black Friday once. I don’t do garage sales or Craigslist. It’s not because I’m a snob, I’m just lazy. Super duper lazy. I would rather wake up at 7 AM on Saturday to run 5 miles in 20 degree weather than spend two hours driving from house to house, rifling through piles of garbage to find the one great deal. I don’t hold garage sales either. I know people make a lot of money on them. But the idea of sorting and pricing all our stuff out makes my eye twitch.
Craigslist eludes me. My friend Sara is the Craigslist maestro. She can find anything, seriously anything you could ever want on Craigslist. When John split open his kidney I considered asking her to start looking for a replacement. Me? I only find porn and free kittens – neither of which I have the energy for anymore.
So, I never get good deals. Because I’m lazy. But that all changed tonight when I attended the Hand Me Ups Consignment Sale Event. I knew as soon as I walked in this sale was a winner. It was clean and well-organized, my eye didn’t twitch one time.
The clothes were neatly separated by gender and size. All prices were clearly marked.
You read that right, $1.00. All the prices were excellent. There were maternity clothes as well as children’s clothes. I expected to only see baby clothes, since we always have baby clothes to give away. But I was surprised to see clothes for children of all ages, even a small section of junior sizes.
The aisles are wide and the store is clean. You can bring the kids and you won’t have to worry about them picking out a toy that is too gross for you to purchase. I almost walked off with this cute little guy, but his Mom seemed nice and like she could take me in a fist fight, so I settled for a picture.
There was even a Halloween costume section. New Halloween costumes are obscenely overpriced, aren’t they?
But this isn’t just a clothing sale, there are all sorts of kids items. Bumbo chairs, swings, bouncy seats, strollers, high chairs, playsets…everything you need to outfit your child at literally a fraction of the cost.
They had a double B.O.B stroller!
The best part was the toys. Every toy had all the pieces. All of them were in clean working order. It took every ounce of restraint (and the reminder that I’m a grown up and my only daughter will be 16 on Saturday) not to buy this Barbie Dream House.
If you’re like me and want to save cash, but are too lazy to make a real effort you should go to this event. (Even if you’re not lazy like me you should go.) Hand Me Ups, LLC Consignment Sale Event is this weekend from October 18-October 21 at The Mall At Sears.
They take cash or credit cards. (The second worse thing about garage sales is that I must have cash, which I never carry.) Don’t wait too long to get the good stuff. All sales are final. The event only happens twice a year, October and April, so splurge and stock up on Christmas presents and clothes for the season. If you buy the Barbie Dream house, invite me over to play.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but all views are expressly my own. I really do hate garage sales and I really do love this event.