Buying a home is a big expense. With closing fees, lawyer fees, water tests and more; it can leave the home owner with little to spare once they are actually moved and settled-in their home. On the other hand, if you are downsizing your home there are certain items you may not want to throw away due to value and/or the environment. This is where My Home Consignment can help!

Consigning and thrifting home décor has become increasingly popular due to modified styles, unique pieces, trendy vintage looks, saving money and saving the environment. Décor thrifting and consigning can become very useful with new home buyers, downsizers, remodeling, staging properties, weddings, seasonal holidays, etc.

My Home Consignment is locally owned by Betty Blanchard, and is located at 5 Acorn Street right here in Fredericton. Besides suppling second hand home décor My Home Consignment also offers custom quality home made woodwork by “Grampy’s Corner” and beautiful hand painted artwork and door signs by Lavish Olive Studios; both of these businesses are locally owned and operated as well.

Below are things you will find (not limited to) in this stunning shop:

  • Furniture
  • Accent chairs
  • Small tables
  • Benches + Stools
  • Lamps / Lamp shades / Lighting
  • Pillows
  • Curtains
  • Photos / Frames / Artwork
  • Quilts + Comforters
  • Baskets
  • Home décor items (vase, unused candles, etc.)
  • Headboards
  • Refinished furniture
  • Rugs
  • and more!

If an individual is looking to donate items, they can expect 50% of funds in return of the total sales of their items and are able to track those sales online using the My Home Consignment website. These cash outs can be given in cash or e-transfer to make it that much easier and hassle free! My Home Consignment have also partnered with Habitat for Humanity ReStore. All consignors are given the opportunity to donate their items if they remain unsold for 60 days. Again, hassle free & helping the community!

Here are some tips for thrifting home décor if you are new to the hobby:

  1. Keep on on-going list of items that is sorted by needs and wants
  2. Set a timer before heading in (you can really loose track of time)
  3. Eat, drink water and use the bathroom beforehand (you’ll thank me)
  4. Keep an open mind, after all thrifting is a treasure hunt!

In conclusion My Home Consignment is good for your wallet, good for the environment, good for you community and great for your home! A must try for all Fredericton Home Owners!