Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MoM Consignment Sale

This post is coming to you from MoM member and friend, Marisa. She's giving you the scoop on the upcoming consignment sale, so get ready!:

It’s time for the Chapel Hill/Durham Mothers of Multiples Fall Sale, to be held Saturday, September 10, 20011. This local group of mommies to twins and triplets gathers their plethora of gear, toys and clothing to sell to the public for one day only twice a year.

The sale will be held in a large gymnasium at Yates Baptist Church in Durham (near Sam’s Club/Target) to ensure there is p
lenty of space for the many goods on display. Those of you expecting a bundle of joy soon can find maternity clothing, car seats, pack-n-play’s, high chairs, activity seats, crib bedding and lots of cute clothing for the little one on the way. Moms to toddlers and preschoolers will find a variety of ride toys, educational/learning toys and loads of fall and winter clothing for those fast-growing tots! If you have older kids, you can find books, video games, and fall/winter clothing for bargain prices.

All items on the floor are gently used and cannot be sold without meeting the club’s stringent criteria for sale. Everything is priced to sell, with some items starting as low as $0.50!

As I mentioned, this is a one-day sale, running from 7:30 am – 11:30 am, so you will want to arrive early for the best selection. The line starts forming long before the doors open and people converge on those big-ticket items. Not to worry though; the only sellers are moms of multiples (MoMs), so there are usually duplicates of everything! The sale is easy to navigate due to the large number of MoMs working the floor (look for the ladies in the black aprons for help) and signs posted to label the various areas of the gym. Girls’ and boys’ clothing are located on opposite sides of the gym and all clothing is organized by size for your shopping convenience.

Speaking of convenience, don’t forget a laundry basket to store all of the goodies you snatch up! My arms got awfully tired the first time I shopped without one and there is no place to “hold” the many items you will find. Also, don’t forget this is a cash-only sale! I suggest swinging by the ATM the day before because you do not want to rush around and be the last in line.

Finally to note, shopping with these ladies keeps your hard-earned money local. A portion of the proceeds from the sale are used to further the club’s inreach and outreach efforts for expectant and existing mothers of multiples.

Mark your calendars and start making those lists of your kids’ needs & wants; see you there!

Chapel Hill/Durham Mothers of Multiples Fall Sale
Annually every September (as of publication of this post: September 10, 2011)
Yates Baptist Church
2819 Chapel Hill Road


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