Posted by Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 3:05pm.

If you've got spring redecorating fever a very hot, or should we say very "cool", option for finding home furnishings and decor is to shop at a local consignment store. And, if you've got spring cleaning fever, consignment stores are also a great way to get rid of gently used unwanted household items and furniture while making a little bit extra cash.

Clutter Boulder ConsignmentOne of Boulder's most beloved consignment stores called Clutter Consignment is ideally located downtown. Clutter offers contemporary and retro finds, as well as classic and antique furniture and home decor. You'll find everything from sofas, tables, chairs, desks, armoires, to hand-knotted rugs, candle holders, vases, crystal wine glasses and pyrex bowls, all in gently used and clean condition. They also offer jewelry, greeting cards and tote bags made from local artists for sale. Inventory changes frequently so beware, there today, gone tomorrow. Clutter has a fun and vibrant atmosphere and is located at 1909 9th Street, just west of the Pearl Street Mall.

Boulder Consignment StoresEclectix is a shop that "celebrates everything eclectic!" It is filled with thousands of one of a kind treasures, from new to old and everything in between. They feature thousands of antiques, collectables and vintage items, locally handcrafted furniture made with reclaimed wood, as well as modern American and foreign designer pieces. So if you're looking for unique treasures head over to Eclectix located at 1672 30th Street near King Soopers.

The Amazing Garage Sale Boulder

 The Amazing Garage Sale in north Boulder is a fun and funky place to shop and consign. Shopping here is like finding great treasures at a fairly nice garage sale. Here you'll discover antiques, furniture, jewelry, art and a variety of funky home decor. It won First Place in the Daily Camera's 2012 Boulder County Gold contest. The Amazing Garage Sale is located at 4919 N. Broadway.

At No Place Like Home you will find a large variety of basic new and used home furnishings at great prices. It's a terrific place to find book cases, small dining tables, sofas, desks, chairs, mirrors, and much more. Voted best furniture store in Boulder by Reader's Choice Awards of the Colorado Daily 2012.

Serendipity Boulder ConsignmentA super cool and super fun mercantile experience can be found at Serendipity in Longmont. If you're looking for retro, art deco, vintage or antique furniture, collectibles, clothing and accessories, this place is it. Serendipity offers a smorgasbord of quality treasures from many by gone eras including post-war, mid-century, 80's funky and beyond. In addition to furniture Serendipity sells and consigns everything from kitchen gadgets to art to albums to clothing and accessories. Located in downtown Longmont at 635 3rd Street.

Being waste conscious is not only trendy it's a great way to shop, and is win-win for the buyer, seller, store owner and the planet. Next time you are in the market to buy or sell your gently used items think second hand for a first rate experience!

Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith


Nate Burger wrote: Repurposing/Up-cycling is really the way to go these days. There's so much you can do with material that you no longer want to use in the same manner. There's nearly always a solution to create something you'll use in a different instance. Thanks for the post!

Posted on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 4:56pm.

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