September 17, 2012

My Other Life

Twice a year, for eight straight days, I put on a different "hat" and become a partner in a seasonal children's consignment sale called The One Week Boutique.  If you're not familiar with this type of event and you have children - then you need to learn about it!  These sales are all over the country and are a great way to purchase gently used children's clothing, toys, books and baby equipment at rock bottom prices!  

Beginning on a Sunday, for three full days, we check in and inspect over 60,000 items.  We fill up a former Goody's store at our local mall to give you an idea of what 60,000 items look like in one space.  Then, we open the doors and try our best to sell everything in four days.  It's a feat and unless you are part of it, you can't imagine the logistics that go in to make it work. 

I have four amazing partners with mad skills.  I describe us like spokes in a wheel, we each bring something very important to the business and together it works great.  We all have jobs, kids and pets, but we also have supportive families that rally around us each sale.  We apologize to our children in advance for being absentee parents and feeding them crappy food every night, but I think being able to shop the toy section each day helps soften the blow. 

We go from this... this in 3 days!

The pictures above are only about 1/4 of our total space.  So beginning this Sunday, let the fun begin!!

October 2013 Update...we have now upgraded our space to a former Dillard's department store.  It's way more space, but we're so happy to have found it.  Come see us!

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