Another One in the Books

A huge shout out to all of those who come to consign, shop and/or volunteer at our second Kalamazoo sale. We’re excited to report we’re tracking growth in sales and volume. And it’s quite close to what Grand Rapids experienced in its second-ever sale. So things are good!

It takes a ton of man-hours, energy, patience, commitment and focus to get an event up off the ground and running smoothly. We’re so grateful for your support as we’re in the beginning stages and can’t wait to see what’s ahead in 2017. We’ll be picking your brains for ideas for growth, stability, support and, of course, fun!

pick-upRemember, pick up is today from 1pm to 3pm and after that, all unclaimed items will join our donation bins to support those in need in Kalamazoo through The Dream Center.

So many fun things ahead, thanks for Clearing the Clutter with us – we’ll see you soon!


Pick Up – What to Expect

Just as important as Drop Off before the sale – is Pick Up at the conclusion of a shopping-filled week. Of course, our goal with each sale is to sell as much a possible in the hopes you’ll have nothing to pick up!

When you are filling out your tags before the sale, you have an opportunity to check the “donate” box. If you select this box, any unsold items are sent on to our fabulous charity partners: In the Image, Alpha Women’s Center and the Homeless/Title 1 and At-Risk children of Grand Rapids Public Schools. You are able to run a report of any unsold, donated items and use this in tax season if you itemize your deductions. Once the sale is over, just run your report and there is no need for you to come to Pick Up. All of your items will be taken care of and donated for you.

Should you not wish to donate your unsold items, when you are making your tags, you’ll leave the “donate” box unchecked. We will sort these items by your consignor number and when you arrive at Pick Up, they will be ready for you.

Pick Up is pretty simple. Upon arriving back at the venue, you’ll come and check in with Melissa or Melanie. You’ll first head to the lost and found table to ensure that any untagged items can make it back to their owners.

Then, you’ll head over to the clothing racks. Each rack is marked by consignor number (alpha…then numeric). Gather up any clothes hanging in your spot. From there, head to the toy/item table and also find your designated spot by consignor number.

Finally, if there is a section of large items (which most times, there is not – they sell so well!), check there.

Head up to the front, check out with Melanie or Melissa and say farewell to the next show!

And….a few things to remember:

  • Log in and check your item log before you come. Know what to expect to pick up.
  • If you decide you’d rather not come to pick up your items, you are welcome to simply not show up. Anything unclaimed at the final cut off time is donated.
  • Choosing to donate reduces your consignor fee – helps kids right here in West Michigan – and impacts our community. (And yes, it makes break down a lot easier!)