Summer is just around the corner! That means garage sale season, we are here today to give you a couple reasons to consider consignment before you throw up those garage sale signs this weekend!
Everyone we know has a horror story about garage sales. “I was offered $5 for a china cabinet!?” It usually sounds something like that. Well, garage sales are great for selling certain items, if you just want to get rid of your stuff or your child’s clothing, toys or other items not in perfect condition then a garage sale is the way to go. It’s quick cash and you can get away with selling just about anything. BUT for your new and gently used, quality furniture and decor pieces we think consignment is the way to go, and we will tell you why.
For the uninitiated, the act of consigning involves placing material in the hands of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold. People consign for different reasons. Some are downsizing or moving, while others are selling possessions they may have inherited from a loved one. Or you may just be changing their decorating style or colours or your living situations may require larger or smaller furniture. Furniture consignment isn’t for every furniture piece (say like, your leftover college furniture or a severely damaged item). But if you have a quality piece of vintage or antique furniture you no longer want, have inherited a piece that isn’t your style, or are sick of paying the fees on a storage container full of furniture you haven’t used in awhile, consignment might be right for you. And we’re here at The Millionaire’s Daughter to help!
It’s so easy!
Check out this link, there are just a few simple steps to consigning with us at The Millionaire’s Daughter. We also offer a pick-up service for your convenience!
We advertise for you!
We advertise A LOT. Our multi-platform includes social media, radio, tv and print advertising. We advertise in local newspapers as well as national magazines such as Style at Home.
Don’t love the idea of a stranger entering your home, or haggling over the price of furniture at a garage sale? Consign your quality piece with us and you won’t have to worry about a thing!
We show your furniture in beautiful vignettes!
At The Millionaire’s Daughter, items are displayed in attractive vignettes to allow customers to visualize them in a room or decorative setting. Displays are changed regularly due to the unique inventory and volume of sales, allowing for a continuous flow of new merchandise on the showroom floor. The store’s website offers current information on items available.
We are experts at what we do.
Maureen, the owner of The Millionaire’s Daughter, is not only a savvy business woman with three successful and thriving consignment stores, but she also knows her stuff! Maureen and all of us at TMD know what we can sell furniture for, and we know how to get you the most out of your consignment process.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or request clarification!
The items we take on consignment should be ready to sell (ie. in prime condition), this means dirt, dust & smoke free, and not in need of repair when they arrive.
The Millionaires Daughter WILL NOT ACCEPT mattresses or bedding, or any items made from pressboard, particleboard, plywood etc., old scenery pictures, and lamps without lampshades, collector plates! NO settings of 4 or less please! Any items that have tags on them from garage sales or donation centers.
When you make arrangements to drop off your piece, be sure to bring an extra set of hands to help you unload, our staff will not be able to assist you to or from the car with your heavier furniture pieces or boxed decor.
We love what we do and take pride in our stores! We honor and appreciate your décor items and furniture. Happy consigning!