NO I’m not going on vacation! I have 90% of Julia’s kids clothes that her kids have outgrown for the upcoming EMOMS Toys & Togs Sale. Why, you ask do I have all of her stuff? Well after the holidays, then my back to back vacations, and now Julia’s whole family is really sick there’s not a lot of time left to tag. I offered to take the clothes home with me that still needed to be done and help her out.
Tonight Brandi & I tagged, we got through about 4.5 garbage bags full of clothes and have a 5 to still do…but that’s just what is in my room. The trunk of my car is fill with about this many bags still! We’re going to be busy the next week! On top of helping Julia out, Brandi & I are helping Charity & Jaime prepare for the sale. By the time the sale comes and goes, I’ll be VERY done with tagging!
If you are wondering what the Emoms (Eastside Moms of Multiples) Toys & Togs Sale is here is the blurb on their website www.emoms.org.
EMOMs' Toys & Togs Sale is held twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The sale, which is open to the public, provides an amazing opportunity for you to pick up gently used (and sometimes brand new) items, just about anything on your shopping list for baby or child - including:
- maternity clothing
- nursery finishing's/decor
- high chairs & boosters
- strollers, infant carriers, and backpacks
- >100 racks of infant and children’s clothing
- infant gear
- Toys & games
- Books & CD’s
- Car seats
Approximately 150 EMOMs members sell items at each sale, keeping a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their own items. The remainder of the proceeds covers the cost of the sale and helps EMOMs fund club programs for families with multiples.
What can you expect as a shopper?
This is not your usual garage sale! If you haven't shopped at an EMOMs Toys & Togs Sale before, get ready for some serious shopping. The venue is set up like a baby/children's department store, with like items grouped together and clothing hanging on more than 120 clothing racks, organized by size, filling 2 basketball courts to the brim.
Be aware: because of the variety, price, and quality of items, this sale is well-known and very popular. As a result, the sale can be very busy for the first several hours.
For pictures of the Fall 2009 sale, please check out HERE! I blogged after the event last year! The amount of items for sale is absolutely mind boggling! For more blog posts from the past couple years of Emoms Toys and Togs Sales, please click HERE. Or you can always get more information from the Emoms public website at www.emoms.org.
For those of you in the King County/Seattle area, with small children I HIGHLY recommend you attend this sale! You won’t be disappointed!