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Winning Re-purposed Projects

HELLO friends!

First, I find it very necessary to extend an apology for the time between now and our last post.  There is no good excuse for our lack of posting, however, I am puzzled by how fast the days go by lately?!

We hope all is forgiven …  and maybe this will help …

All of our stores tend to have a sales floor full of entertainment centers that no one uses any more once they move up to flat screen TVs.  You remember these:

Unfortunately the resale value on these fellas isn’t very high. But when I saw this re-purposing project, it changed my whole tune to these beasts of burden!

Re-purpose it into a KID’S KITCHEN:

OR re-purpose it into a LAUNDRY ORGANIZER:

how about a DOLL HOUSE or a DRESS UP station:

Seriously!!!  How brilliant are these?

If you’re interested in re-purposing your own entertainment center, here’s the instructions to some of the above:  2nd Kitchen, 3rd Kitchen, Laundry Organizer, Doll house, Dress Up Station.

If you need an entertainment center to re-purpose, stop by our stores and take your pick:

Happy Monday!



Half Price Sales Are Here!


It’s finally here ….

The Stuff Etc semi-annual store wide Half Price Sales!

This Saturday, we invite you to our Cedar Rapids & Waterloo locations for an experience you’ll be quick to remember for a very long time.

(next Saturday, Jan 21st @ Iowa City, Coralville, & Davenport)

Shopping for bargains are a thrill in themselves, but imagine getting a half-price bargain on your bargain?

Over the years, we’ve seen just about everything at a Half Price Sale….

Sprinting for carts, pulling hair over beanie babies (no lie), one woman checking out with 3 heaping carts of clothing, not to mention, people dropping trou in the aisles just to try on clothes.

We often have groups of girlfriends come from out of town and make a weekend of it just shopping all of our stores!

Last year, I received an email from a woman that shopped our sales and was proud to announce that everything she wore to work that Monday was purchased at our half price sale (everything except her underwear that is)!

Shopping a half price sale is an adventure to say the least, and if you’re not shopping it, then the people watching at it is!

** (we love working it too) **

All of our stores are filled to the brim with name brand clothing, the latest accessories, home decor, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, and so so so SO much more!

Every location has an entire stock that is completely different from the next …  there’s definitely something for everyone …

and no pushing or hair pulling will be necessary.


So grab your wallet and your buddies and head to Stuff Etc this weekend!

And again next weekend!

                                       **  CR & WATERLOO  **                                     Saturday Jan 14th- 9am to 6pm

                       **  IOWA CITY, CORALVILLE & DAVENPORT  **                    Saturday Jan 21st – 9am to 6pm

Want to avoid the madness and shop before everyone else?

Pick up an early bird ticket at the store you wish to shop the day of the sale and we will let you in at 8am.  Tickets can be purchased in advance and at the door the morning of the sale until 8:15am for $10.  Click here to get a coupon to buy your early bird ticket for half the price – only $5!

Click here for directions to all of our locations.

Now go …

have fun and be prosperous!

And be sure to share you comments after you shop, I can’t wait to hear all about your successes!


a few pre-determined/marked furniture items will not be included in the sale

Happy Weekend!!

It’s Friday and the weekend is upon us.

This makes me happy.

I plan to do a whole lotta clapping this weekend!

What are your plans?

If you’re looking for an adventure,

(and I say adventure because there’s nothing quite like it)

stop by our Coralville store at 2818 Commerce Dr and take advantage of the STOREWIDE HALF PRICE SALE – 9am to 6pm – Sat., July 30th

Now start clapping! 🙂

(p/c via Bluebird Notes)

Memorial Day Weekend

Ahhh…. Memorial Day Weekend.  The official kickoff to SUMMER!

Doesn’t this picnic look heavenly?!

We tend to pack this three-day weekend full of BBQs, picnics, camping, friends, family and if we’re lucky, a whole lot of sunshine. And maybe even some awesome discount shopping (hint hint – sale at Stuff this weekend).

But it’s also a little more than that.

And this weekend we remember those we’ve loved and lost and those that serve.

We salute you!

Before It Was Stuff Etc…

Some of you die-hard Stuff lovers would remember this little blue gem on Keokuk St.  Just as our name said, we were strictly devoted to consigning and reselling just items for children.  We rented HALF of this building to start with, but we quickly outgrew the space and had to ask our neighbor if he would so kindly move out so we could have his half!  For almost 13 years we operated in this fashion, but our customers would often ask us if we would be willing to take other things.  In 1997, we moved to Pepperwood Plaza and changed our name to what you know today… “Stuff Etc”.  And the rest is history! 

Don’t forget to join us this Saturday, April 16th for our 26th Anniversary Sale & Celebration!  As our way of saying thanks, enjoy 26% off store-wide, excluding mattresses, free refreshments and door prizes given away every hour at all FIVE of our locations – Iowa City, Coralville, Waterloo and two stores in Cedar Rapids.

In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed the memo…  Stuff Etc is smack dab in the middle of a month full of STORE-WIDE HALF PRICE SALES! That means each Saturday in January a different Stuff Etc location will be hosting a “sale on steroids”. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to not take advantage of this in your lifetime, you have three more opportunities to make it happen and cross it off your bucket list. But beware, it can be addictive!!!

YES!  I kid you not.  EVERYTHING, excluding a few pre-determined furniture items, will be HALF OFF.  I guess you gotta see it to believe it and here’s when:

Saturday, Jan 15th – Cedar Rapids East (252 Blairs Ferry Rd) 8am-5pm

Saturday, Jan 22nd – Coralville (2818 Commerce Dr) 8am-5pm

Saturday, Jan 29 – Cedar Rapids West (3750 Williams Blvd) 8am-5pm

AND a two-day event at our new Waterloo location:  Saturday, Jan 29th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, Jan 30th from 12-5pm – ALL CLOTHING 50% off, EVERYTHING ELSE 20% off!

Everything But My Underwear!

This morning I got a very welcomed message from a shopper that made it to the Iowa City Half Price Sale on Saturday (two days ago).  It went a little something like this…  “GAWD!  I love Stuff Etc! I had so much fun getting dressed this morning and have so many new, cute combinations to wear this week.  Someone complimented me when I got to work this morning and I proudly proclaimed, “I got all of this at Stuff Etc this weekend!  In fact, everything on me, except my underwear, is from Stuff!  Gotta love consignment!” ~ Diane from Iowa City

Thanks, Diane, for sharing AND most of all, for shopping at Stuff Etc!  To the rest of you, be sure to stop in the Cedar Rapids East store this SATURDAY, Jan 14th from 8-5 so you can be like Diane … everything but your underwear!  I want to hear about it too!  Let’s see if we can get a testimonial for each sale this month!  Go Stuff Shoppers!