Monday, November 3, 2014

Feeding Your Inner Squirrel: WI School Clothing and Housewares Sale

Halloween is over--and with it, the end of this year's Zombie Siege of Sleepy Hollow.
Thanks for the nightmares, ibtimes
Rivertown Folks, is your Inner Squirrel suddenly feeling Late-Fall Languor? Are you wondering, "Where do I get my next good-deal fix?"

If so, the answer is here: Washington Irving School's "Gently Used Clothing and Housewares Sale."
Washington Irving School--hard to miss on South Broadway in Tarrytown

This sale is a fine example of why the thrift-loving love living in Westchester County.

If you haven't taken part in this sale before, here are three reasons why you'll love it.

1. They want YOUR (clean!) stuff
Check out your basements, closets, and attics. Chances are, you have unwanted extras in the following categories:

Clothing (any size, for everyone in the family)
Coats (especially children's)
Sports Equipment
Kitchen Items
Dining Linens

Just bag 'em (ideally by size) and drop 'em inside the front hall of WI.

2. You can load up on stuff you want or need...for so, soooo CHEAP
I SWEAR it's not all girl's stuff
For $10 a bag, you can stock up on clothes for the family. Coats are $2 a piece. In past years, I have found Gymboree, Polo, Hannah Anderson, and Justice for the Badgerettes.

Boys clothing is abundant, and frankly, we need more shoppers for men's clothing, too.

For me, the women's clothing is something of a revelation: why drop $150 on one Eileen Fisher knit top when you can sock a bagfull of flawless Fisher for $10?

Kitchen, Dining, and Sports Equipment are also DIRT CHEAP.

3. You'll love the cause!

Think of the WI sale as a massive clothing and home goods swap with a minimal handling fee, which funds the coolest 5th grade activity ever--The National Circus Project.

The National Circus Project teaches WI students strength, balance, and the joy of performing
in full clown makeup. See a video of past performances here.

Last year, this sale netted $2,000. Not bad, but I bet we can do better.

So, GIVE to get that serotonin boost, and BUY to get your adrenalin kick! See you there...

WHERE: Washington Irving School
103 South Broadway, U.S. 9, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-4442
(Easy Parking in the back!)

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9am-2pm

Copyright 2014, Tanya Monier