How to Turn Your Gently-Used Kids’ Gear Into Cash:

So you’re overwhelmed by the amount of baby stuff still cluttering your basement – and your “baby” is now in preschool. Or you’ve tried the consignment store route and found the results disappointing. Or you’ve read my other two posts on offloading baby stuff – on the upsides of the store route and the downsides – and concluded that there must be a better way. There is! It’s called the consignment sale event, or children’s resale event.

While a consignment sale event isn't for everyone, doing your homework and prepping carefully can help you make a decent profit on your outgrown baby stuff.While a consignment sale event isn't for everyone, doing your homework and prepping carefully can help you make a decent profit on your outgrown baby stuff.

While big consignment sale events aren’t for everyone, there are definite advantages to choosing this option. Yes, it’s a lot more work – but the payoff is also much bigger. So is the ability to clear a lot of stuff out of your house all at once.

The most I ever cashed out from a store at once was maybe $75. In contrast, my first sale event, where I sold around 80 items, netted me over $374. At my second sale event, I earned that much in the first five hours of the sale.

My total take-home from my second event was over $1100, and I eliminated almost 300 items of no-longer-needed child-rearing gear from our lives in a single weekend.

If you’re considering testing the sale-event waters, these six tips will help you maximize your income:

While a consignment sale event isn't for everyone, doing your homework and prepping carefully can help you make a decent profit on your outgrown baby stuff.

How to Make Money by Selling your Kids’ Gently-Used Stuff:

1) Do your homework.

The more you can learn ahead of time about how sale events work (especially YOUR event), the better prepared you’ll be. Before my first event, I picked the brain of a mommy-group friend, to collect every tip she had. I also read everything on my own sale’s website, and everything I could find on Consignment Mommies.

While a consignment sale event isn't for everyone, doing your homework and prepping carefully can help you make a decent profit on your outgrown baby stuff.