09/09/2011 04:57 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2011

Expert Tips For Finding Hot Consignment Deals At Your Kids Closet

Fall is upon us, which means consignment season has begun. We caught up with Robin Mundell (pictured), owner of this weekend’s Your Kids Closet Consignment Sale & Parent Expo to get a few tips on how to make the most of your consignment experience.

Bring the Family: “Your $1 admission to the event includes free admission to The Wildlife Experience,” says Robin. “Bring the kids to play or consider setting up a playdate.”

Become a Consignor: “Your Kids Closet consignors earn 70 percent of their sales, 75 - 80 percent if they volunteer with us,” says Robin. “It’s a great way to clean out your closets or play spaces and earn a little extra cash towards the next size up.”

Make It a Girls’ Night: “We’re offering a Wild Night Shopping Experience Saturday evening,” says Robin. “Grab your best girlfriend and receive a complimentary cocktail before hitting the racks together.”

Laundry Baskets: Leave your dirty laundry at home – but bring the basket! You don’t want to spend time sorting only to set an item down and have someone else pick it up. “Experienced shoppers bring in a laundry basket to hold their items while they shop,” says Robin.

Bring Cash: “If you are worried about a long wait at checkout, bring cash,” says Robin. “[We] offer a cash only line during heavier traffic hours.”

Know Your Sizes: “Before you go, take stock of what your kids will need in the upcoming winter months,” says Robin. “Make a list, write it down. Even better, use a length of colored yarn to measure your child’s inseam, torso and feet. Mark each length with a piece of tape directly on the yarn. Tuck it in your pocket and take it out while shopping to make sure you’re bringing home the right size.”

Pay Half: “Come back on Monday when select-tagged items go half-price,” says Robin.

At The Wildlife Experience, 10035 Peoria St., Parker; 720-488-3300
Sept. 11, 9am - 5pm; $1 ; Sept. 12, 9am - 2pm; $1

Tickets for Saturday’s Wild Night can be purchased online or at the door.