About Three Bags Full
Welcome to the “Three Bags Full” sale! This “mom’s helping moms” sale originated from the nursery rhyme…. “Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir! Yes, sir! Three Bags Full!” The next part is the key: “One for my master, one for the dame and one for the little boy who lives down the lane.”
You’ve got kids, right? And they outgrow their stuff, am I right? Yet that same stuff still has LOTS of value and LOTS of life left in it… so sell it! Local moms are looking to buy AND save. Why not earn on the stuff you don’t need? That’s a win! Then, if things don’t sell, we will donate them to local family and children’s charities on your behalf. AWESOME! Plus, we love the fact our Early Ticket Sales support Karis’ Cause, St. Jude’s, Joseph’s Coat, local families…awesome.
YOU can make a difference: pay a bill off, stay out of debt, pay cash for what you need AND enable another family to do the SAME THING! Empowering another family to provide for their kids without breaking the bank: that’s part of our mission. Serving one another, enabling incredible things and working together to make it happen.
2004 was a long time ago, when we began with ten families in our garage, but the goal is the same. I’ll buy from you, you buy from me and together we can make a difference in our families and in our communities.
Join us! We’d love to welcome you to the Three Bags Full family as a shopper, a seller or both!
Kurt & DeAnn Nightingale, sale organizers
For your non-profit organization to be considered for clothing donations (not to be re-sold) you must be able to pick up items at a pre-determined date/time.
Meet Our Team
Bill & Joyce Black
Bill and Joyce are DeAnn’s parents and DeAnn says they are the “best parents ever!” Bill helped out in the garage during the first event while Joyce babysat. They are always helping out both behind the scenes and at the event.
Nikki has four children, a toddler thru a high schooler! Nikki shopped the very first Three Bags Full event and has consigned since. She loves to organize and make sure the sales floor is ready to go for consignors and shoppers.
Whitney has three children, two daughters and a son. She’s been consigning for about seven years, way back when Three Bags Full was at Ellas Park in Fredonia. This is her first year as a Sale Assistant. She loves to help with Set-up and Tear-down as you see the building empty then fill up to maximum capacity, then empty out just before we take it all down again. Her tip for new consignors would be to do a little bit at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed with the tagging, hanging and entering process.
I heard about 3bf from a friend that was pregnant. She had been at Olive Garden for dinner and someone gave her a flyer and told her all about 3bf. So when I became pregnant the next year I had to check it out! I went to Hartford with my husband. It was so much fun I was hooked! After our daughter was born I started volunteering, then started consigning and going to other sales after our son was born. I got my mom and sister involved. I have made many friends and have introduced many of my friends to 3bf as well. 3bf is a great way to make some money, buy things you need and have fun at the same time!
Rachel is currently a student at MVNU and the oldest of five children. Rachel began administrative tasks with 3BF at the age of 13 and now answers emails, organizes the VIP and ASAP program, schedules Sale Assistants and LOTS MORE. She keeps things running smoothly and is friendly face, when available outside of class, at the sale! Se says “It’s been a great experience!” She loves interacting with consignors, answering questions and helping everyone to have a wonderful sale season. Rachel’s best advice to any consignor, new or returning, is to read through the Consignor Resources at www.threebagsfull.info as it answers all kinds of questions about how to tag and price items, when to bring them and much more. She also says “Tell everyone you know! Everyone has stuff to sell!”
Happy wife & mom of three from Delaware, Ohio. Been a consignor since 2010, and love it every season. Fave perk of consigning? Shopping before the public! I almost always get what I need for my kids, and rarely have to shop retail.
Mary Ellen Remick
Mary Ellen Remick has two kids and has consigned for about four years. She loves interacting with shoppers and seeing what awesome things they buy! Mary Ellen says “Don’t wait until the last minute. Try to do at least six, twelve or eighteen items a day. Why? Because then you can print out your sheet of tags without wasting paper as six tags print on a page. Stick them on immediately and you’re ready to go!”
My sister first introduced me to 3bf in 2010..I have been hooked ever since. I am married and I have two boys. I love that Im able to sell their stuff when they grow out of it and by their next season wardrobe! I love working the sales. I enjoy organizing and getting the floor ready for the next sale . But I feel blessed that I get to help other mamas out and get to know them as well.
Kelli has four children, from kindergarten to college student! She and DeAnn have known each other for over fifteen years and helped out with Three Bags Full from the beginning. Kelli helps with all of the “At Home Shift” scheduling and helps with a lot of behind the scene responsibilities as well as at each sale location.
Ashley & Dan Baker
Ashley and Dan have four children, 2 girls and 2 boys. They’ve consigned with Three Bags Full since 2007, just after the birth of their first child. Ashley loves to help organize items as they come in and also loves to check out customers. Dan helps set up, and tear down, all of the racks and fixtures and helps load vehicles with all of a customer’s purchases! Ashley says “In the beginning it can be overwhelming but you pick up on tips and tricks from other moms and it gets easier every time!”
I was first introduced to the sale by seeing signs along 21st street. Back in the fall of 2007 as I had just had our first child and had become a stay at home mom. I was looking for ways to save money as adjusting from two incomes to one was challenging. After my first sale I was hooked and started consigning. A few years ago I became a team lead at Newark and Croton locations. I work at Heartbeats as a nurse performing ultrasounds once a week and at a family doctors office on-call. We now have three kids and just built a house. The three bags full sale has helped me clothe my kids for a fraction of the price over the years so I don’t have to work full time. I look forward to working with you all at the upcoming sales.