It On started as an idea
in 2005 by Kim Zerbe.
had a baby and wondered, where do baby clothes and things go when
you don't need them anymore? Some waits for the next baby, but what
about the big stuff? What if there are no more babies on the way?
People spend a lot of money on baby stuff and I thought... wouldn't
it be nice to get some of that money back?!
I first had a baby, I was overwhelmed with all the stuff we were told
we “had” to have. Of course we only found out
once we had our little guy home what we really needed
and what, of the things we and our family and friends had bought for
the baby, we really didn’t need (your list will vary). We also
received a lot of clothes that our fast grower didn’t get to
wear or only wore once. Once our baby became a toddler, we noticed
a lot of baby equipment that was no longer needed taking up space
in the house. I knew other parents were in the same boat, even if
another baby comes alone, there are things we won't need again or
we can all just buy what we need at another Pass It On
sale and in the meantime fill that space with stuff
our kids will use now!
know tons of other parents are staring at boxes and plastic containers
of baby clothes and things they may or may not use again. Wouldn’t
it be great to be able to pass on what we are not using to someone
else who would use it, without a lot of hassle or haggling?
was my idea. I did a lot of research and found sales like this going
on in other places around the country, but none here. I thought it
was time to bring it to Oregon! Our first sale in April 2006 attracted
75 consignors and filled 3200 sq ft and each sale is bigger than the
last. Thank you to everyone who believed in the concept and
consigned or shopped at the very first sale. And all of those
who keep coming back and telling your friends! No wonder it keeps
I’m excited to share my sale with other parents! I try to continuously
improve the experience for everyone involved, so feel free to share
your thoughts with me at any time. I love to hear new ideas.
ultimate goal is to help families turn their clutter into cash. I
know it's worthwhile to the families who participate because they
tell me so! This event motivates people to clean out their closets
by giving them a way to make money with little effort. What keeps
people from getting rid of stuff sooner might be imagining the effort
it takes to hold a garage sale or the hassle of selling things on
ebay or craigslist and maybe even the feeling that the money they
spent is lost when they donate it to Goodwill.
secondary goal of organizing this event is to make some extra money
for my family, allowing me to be a stay at home mom and spend most
of my time and energy raising and homeschooling my son. What started
off as a little extra cash has now turned into nice vacation money!
It takes a lot of work to make this sale happen and I trade time away
from my son to do it. He has started helping out at the sale, but
it's still a long week for him.
appreciate your interest in me and my family and look forward to making
new friends during each event. Let me know if I can help you or answer
free to contact me at email@example.com.
family ~ 2015