When Cathy Jaramillo, 42, was laid off three years ago after a 14-year career in finance, she opted to stay home and take care of her two children instead of hunting for another job.
Unemployment freed up her schedule for some major house-cleaning. She rummaged through her attic and gathered nearly 500 toys and pieces of clothing — many of which were brand new or barely used by her now-9- and 12-year-old children — that had just been sitting in bags and boxes in her Burbank home.
It would've been too much of a hassle to post every item on Craigslist or eBay, she said, so she was thrilled last spring when she discovered the L.A. Kids Consignment Sale, a twice-yearly sale held in Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Clarita and Torrance. The sale runs Thursday through Sunday at 157 W. Providencia Ave. in Burbank.
Jaramillo wiped down, priced and packaged every item she found, netting $1,600 after last spring's sale.