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Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Are you new to the world of consignment shopping? If so, then you may not yet be familiar with the countless benefits that come from buying furniture or jewelry from your local Bay Area consignment store. Here is our helpful guide to consignment shopping for beginners.

Differences from One Consignment Store to Another

An important point to establish early on when it comes to outlining consignment shopping to a beginner is that no two stores are alike, thanks to the process by which they buy furniture or jewelry. In order to make sure that you won’t be wasting your time—or money—when visiting a consignment shop, look for stores that have a solid reputation and many locations around town. Be sure to also inspect the quality of items while you browse, since standards vary from buyer to buyer.

 Economic and Environmental Benefits

Consignment shopping revolves around the concept of a customer selling furniture or jewelry to the store and eventually receiving a percentage of the profit once that item is purchased by a second customer. This process offers tremendous benefits to the environment, lowering the carbon footprint of both seller and buyer. It also offers fabulous financial savings to those who buy furniture from a consignment shop.

 Strategies for Finding Fabulous Items

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, then don’t be shy about calling a store that consigns furniture before visiting them. Be sure to also ask when stores are most likely to put out merchandise so that you can be the first to see new items. If you find something you love, don’t hesitate in buying it since successful consignment stores have a high turnaround rate for furniture and other items.

 If you’re curious to learn more about how you can buy furniture or consign furniture at the Home Consignment Center, then visit one of our six Bay Area locations today. We also consign jewelry and have a large collection of engagement rings, luxury watches, and heirloom jewelry for you to explore. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to find out how buying from a consignment store can help you boost the look of your home and your jewelry box.

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Living room with contemporary furniture and decor.

Colors are just as important as furniture and accessories when you are trying to build a cohesive home décor. If you want to create a personal interior design for your space, it is important to pay attention to the colors you use. Keep reading for some tips on how to choose color for your décor:

Start off your decorating process by thinking about your favorite colors and whether or not they will work when translated onto a larger scale. Think about how different shades complement each other and how others contrast with each other to decide on a scheme that achieves your ideal aesthetic. If there are some items that you want to keep for your new décor, think about their colors and consider finding other items with similar hues.

No matter what kinds of colors you want to add to your décor, Home Consignment Center has fabulous furniture and accessories in a variety of hues and shades. With some of the best used furniture options in Austin, we make it easy to find furniture that works with your budget. To learn more about our furniture and consignment services, call (925) 309-7231.

Advantages of Selling Your Items Through a Consignment Store

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Advantages of Selling Your Items Through a Consignment Store

The consignment store makes it easier than ever to sell your unwanted belongings to clear out some space and earn some extra money. If you are planning to sell some items, keep reading to find out why you should do it through the consignment store:

You Do Not Have to Make Online Ads

Creating an online ad takes time and energy that you might not have. Instead of spending a lot of time checking emails to find a reputable buyer, you can take your belongings to the consignment store and let them handle selling it. This reduces the amount of effort that you need to make to ensure that your belongings are sold for the price that you want.

You Do Not Have to Have Strange People in Your House

Another disadvantage of selling items on your own is the need to have strangers come into your home to look at the item. If you sell it through a consignment store, though, the item sits in the store as their patrons browse through their selections. This also ensures that you get more traffic passing your item, which can help you sell it quickly.

You Can Take Advantage of their Advertising

A large company like a consignment store puts a lot of money into advertising. When you sell your item in their store, you can take advantage of this advertising without having to pay to get it. They can market to a wider range of people than you could with an online ad, which helps you find the right buyer for your items.

Home Consignment Center offers some of the best consignment services for jewelry and furniture in Austin. If you are looking to sell some of your belongings, we can do it for you to ensure that it sells quickly and as close to your asking price as possible. We also have a great selection of items for sale so you can enhance your personal jewelry and furniture selection. Call (925) 309-7231 to learn more about our services.

Understanding the Meaning of Consignment

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

woman doing shopping at the jewellery store and paying by credit card

The consignment store offers plenty of opportunities to buy and to sell great pieces of jewelry and furniture. Before you take advantage of these convenient services, use this guide to learn more about what consignment truly means:

When you consign something, you leave it in someone else’s possession so they can sell it on your behalf. Once the consignment store finds a buyer for your items, you owe them a percentage of the earnings. Consignment shops usually agree to try to sell your belongings for a specific amount of time. If they cannot do it, they will return the items to you. When you sell something through a consignment store, you do not have to worry about allowing strangers into your home.

Come to Home Consignment Center in Yorba Linda to enjoy your first consignment experience. We consign jewelry and furniture to make it easier to sell your belongings. To learn more about our consignment services, visit us online or call (714) 637-1992.

Selling Your Furniture? Follow These Steps First!

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The consignment store gives you an easy way to sell furniture that no longer fits with your lifestyle. If you are ready to overhaul your current décor, use the following steps to figure out the best way to sell your furniture as quickly and painlessly as possible:

 

Close Up Of Man Carrying Sofa As He Moves Into New Home

Decide What You Want to Sell

Start off the selling process by taking stock of your personal furniture inventory and deciding what you no longer want. Once you have decided which pieces you want to sell, you should look them over carefully to ensure that they do not have any rips, scratches, or other signs of damage. If they are damaged, you should consider fixing them before you try to sell them so you get the best price.

Clean It Up

Prepare your furniture for its time in the consignment store by cleaning it to get it into top condition. If your furniture looks nice, it will be more likely to sell. Vacuum the upholstery to get rid of dirt, dust, and hair that might ruin its aesthetic appeal. Dust wood to return its original shine. Once you clean your furniture, you can find the perfect store in which to sell it.

Choose the Right Consignment Store

The most important step of selling your furniture is to find the right consignment store to sell it for you. You should look for a store that gets plenty of traffic so there is a higher chance of finding a buyer for your pieces. Bigger stores also have impressive advertising budgets, which help you ensure that more people will look at your items. Choosing the right store is the best way to get your furniture to sell fast.

When it comes to buying and selling furniture in the Austin area, no one does it better than Home Consignment Center. We bring you the consignment services you need to sell your items without hassle. To learn more about our consignment services or our locations, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Consignment Shopping

Are you new to the world of consignment shopping? If so, then you may not yet be familiar with the countless benefits that come from buying furniture or jewelry from your local Bay Area consignment store. Here is our helpful guide to consignment shopping for beginners.

Differences from One Consignment Store to Another

An important point to establish early on when it comes to outlining consignment shopping to a beginner is that no two stores are alike, thanks to the process by which they buy furniture or jewelry. In order to make sure that you won’t be wasting your time—or money—when visiting a consignment shop, look for stores that have a solid reputation and many locations around town. Be sure to also inspect the quality of items while you browse, since standards vary from buyer to buyer.

 Economic and Environmental Benefits

Economic and Environmental Benefits

Consignment shopping revolves around the concept of a customer selling furniture or jewelry to the store and eventually receiving a percentage of the profit once that item is purchased by a second customer. This process offers tremendous benefits to the environment, lowering the carbon footprint of both seller and buyer. It also offers fabulous financial savings to those who buy furniture from a consignment shop.

Strategies for Finding Fabulous Items

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, then don’t be shy about calling a store that consigns furniture before visiting them. Be sure to also ask when stores are most likely to put out merchandise so that you can be the first to see new items. If you find something you love, don’t hesitate in buying it since successful consignment stores have a high turnaround rate for furniture and other items.

 

If you’re curious to learn more about how you can buy furniture or consign furniture at the Home Consignment Center, then visit one of our six Bay Area locations today. We also consign jewelry and have a large collection of engagement rings, luxury watches, and heirloom jewelry for you to explore. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to find out how buying from a consignment store can help you boost the look of your home and your jewelry box.

Tips for a One-of-a-Kind Home Décor

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

When shopping for furniture and accessories with which to create a home décor, you should focus your search on pieces that reflect your personality. If you want your interior design to be unlike any other, you should find pieces that complement your personal aesthetic. Use the following tips to choose decorative features that give you a completely unique home décor:

Do Not Stick to One Style

Mixing and matching furniture styles helps you create a distinctly unique foundation onto which you can add fun and stylish accessories. Do not limit yourself to one style of furniture while you shop. Instead, you should choose any piece that catches your eye. Let your creative vision wander freely as you browse through the consignment furniture store and buy pieces from a wide variety of genres.

Connect Pieces through Color and Pattern

If you are choosing furniture from a few different décor styles, you can tie them together with color and pattern. Determine the color scheme that you want for your space and choose furniture and accessories that encompass it in some format. When you decorate according to color and pattern, you can find pieces that no one else has to start building your unique décor.

Shop at Stores with a Bigger Selection

Instead of shopping at a large chain store that carries the same pieces throughout the country, focus your search on places like consignment stores that always have a new selection of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that you can use to create your unique décor. When you always have access to new great furniture and accessory finds, it is easy to create any kind of interior design.

Spacious bedroom with beamed wooden ceiling

Home Consignment Center is constantly getting new furniture and accessories that can work together to build your dream décor. If you want to find unique pieces for your home design in Austin, we can help. Come in today to start shopping for consignment furniture that can transform your interior design. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

Preserving Your New Leather Furniture

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

style furniture in a restaurant

Leather is a stylish and durable material to use in any room of your home. If you add some leather furniture to your home décor, use the following tips to keep it in top condition:

Keep It Away from Direct Sunlight

Excessive exposure to direct sunlight might cause your leather furniture to fade or to crack. When looking for the perfect place to put your leather pieces, try to find an area that does not get it with direct sunlight. If this is not possible, you should invest in some quality window treatments that enable you to protect your leather from the sun.

Dust the Leather

One of the only maintenance requirements of leather furniture is regular dusting. Use a soft cloth or your vacuum attachment to get rid of dirt and dust on the surface of your leather furniture. If you do spill anything on the material, you should use a soft cloth to blot it up as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains.

Use a Conditioner

If you want your leather to maintain its soft, supple feel, it is important to use a leather conditioner once every six months. Before you use the product on visible surfaces, you should test it out on a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture to make sure it does not cause any damage. Once you know that it is safe, you can use a clean cloth to condition the leather.

Switch the Cushions Periodically

You can switch the cushions on leather sofas to prevent uneven wear and tear. If your cushions are reversible, you should try to flip them over every few months. You can also switch the position of the cushions if you tend to sit on one side of the sofa more than another side.

If you are in the market for some quality leather pieces, Home Consignment Center’s Newport Beach location can help. With an amazing selection of new and gently used furniture, we make it easy to find pieces that can complement your interior design. To learn more, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

New to Consignment Shops? Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New to Consignment Shops Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to score incredible deals on like new and gently used items. Sometimes you can even find brand new items and bargain rates. You can buy jewelry, furniture, clothing, and pretty much anything you can think of on consignment, but if you’ve never shopped this way before you may feel out of your element at first. Don’t worry—we have some tips that will help you get into the swing of it and come to love consignment shopping.

Shop Regularly and with Determination

Consignment shops can have new inventory on a daily or near daily basis. If you don’t find the exact item you’re looking for on Monday, it may be there on Wednesday. When you do find something you love, though, don’t hesitate on the purchase. Some consignment shops will hold an item for a short period of time, but you do have to make a relatively quick decision or it will be returned to the floor for the next interested person.

 Inspect Items Closely

When people consign furniture, sell jewelry to a shop, or upgrade some other item, chances are that they actually used whatever it was. Even items that were never actually used can have shelf wear or minor imperfections that made them ineligible to be sold in a regular department store. While you can find deals on perfect items, understand that this is more of an exception than a rule. Make sure you’re fine with whatever special personalities your items have before you make a deal so that you aren’t disappointed with your purchase later.

 Talk to the Shop Owners or Clerks

Many consignment shops are happy to take down details about what you’re looking for if it isn’t on the floor, and then notify you if something similar becomes available. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Whether you’re interesting in shopping consignment or selling on consignment, come see us at Home Consignment Center. From furniture to jewelry, our inventory is diverse and ever-changing. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more, or visit us online today!

 

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Colors are just as important as furniture and accessories when you are trying to build a cohesive home décor. If you want to create a personal interior design for your space, it is important to pay attention to the colors you use. Keep reading for some tips on how to choose color for your décor:

Start off your decorating process by thinking about your favorite colors and whether or not they will work when translated onto a larger scale. Think about how different shades complement each other and how others contrast with each other to decide on a scheme that achieves your ideal aesthetic. If there are some items that you want to keep for your new décor, think about their colors and consider finding other items with similar hues.

No matter what kinds of colors you want to add to your décor, Home Consignment Center has fabulous furniture and accessories in a variety of hues and shades. With some of the best used furniture options in Austin, we make it easy to find furniture that works with your budget. To learn more about our furniture and consignment services, call (925) 309-7231.