Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mom-to-Mom Sale Markham FAQ's

Q. What is a Mom-to-Mom Sale?

A. A Mom-to-Mom Sale is basically a giant indoor garage sale that is only for baby and kids' items. You buy items directly from sellers just like you would at a garage sale, there is no middle man. Items that you would typically find at a sale include gently used: clothing, baby gear (mobiles, carriers, boucy chairs, exersaucers, playmats etc.), nursery decor, toys, books, games, play houses, sports equipment and furniture. Basically anything that is related to kids or babies is allowed.

Q. Is the sale indoors?

A. Yes, the sale is always indoors!

Q. How do I pay for items I buy at a Mom-to-Mom Sale?

A. Cash only! You wouldn't try to write a cheque at a garage sale would you?

Q. How do I register for a table and become a vendor?

A. Simply visit and click on the "Registering for a Table" link on the left hand side of the page and follow the directions.

Q. Do I need to buy a ticket to get in ahead of time? Do I have to buy tickets for children?

A. No, just show up and pay at the door! Children are admitted for free.

Q. Is there anything special I need to know about buying or selling at the sale?

A. Remember, it is just like a garage sale and sellers should follow guidlines set out by the Ontario Government regarding the sale of used items and that buyers should do the same. It is recommended that sellers ensure that their items for sale are not recalled and "meet current safety standards". Buyers should always check the items they are buying carefully for any defects before purchasing them. Check for recalls as well when you get home. Please visit this government link to find out more info on selling second hand goods. Check this government link for recalls of all sorts.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Here We Grow Again at Markham Mom-to-Mom!

I'm so excited to be holding the next Markham Mom-to-Mom Sale at the Markham Fairgrounds on October 25th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. in Building #1! It is truly amazing how things have changed over the course of one short year.

This next sale should be the best one yet, both buyers and sellers were relentless in e-mailing me about the Fall Sale. With some considerable difficulty in securing a suitable location, the Markham Fairgrounds stepped in to save the day. I am very grateful to them for helping us out to start what may very well be the best and biggest Mom-to-Mom Sale and Event in the GTA!

With more space in between the aisles parents are free to bring their strollers and not worry about congestion in the aisles. We will also be able to let people in more quickly, which mean less lining up to get in. There will be tons of parking and of course the entire sale is indoors.

In addition to all of the great second hand deals we are hoping to add some new features, including ARTISANS with unique gifts to sell, and my favourite, a GREEN GOODS MARKET. Going green isn't always easy in the burbs, so we're trying to get some earth friendly merchants to come to us!

Don't miss this one, it's going to be great!