PREAMBLE, INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY CHRIS TIESSEN
OPERATING SINCE 2012, NEXT TIME AROUND IS THE REGION’S LARGEST FURNITURE AND HOME DECOR CONSIGNMENT STORE. WITH OVER TWELVE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF SPACE ON QUEEN ST WEST IN HESPELER, THE BUSINESS FEATURES GOOD QUALITY AND ON-TREND CONSIGNMENT ITEMS,A LARGE SELECTION OF FURNITURE PAINTING SUPPLIES FOR ALL YOUR DIY NEEDS, AND AN ARRAY OF LIVE PLANTS. IT ALSO PROUDLY REPRESENTS PRODUCT BY OVER FIFTY AREA ARTISANS. A FEW WEEKS BACK, TOQUE INTERVIEWED NEXT TIME AROUND OWNER KRISTY MORGAN TO FIND OUT MORE. HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY:
WHAT DROVE YOU TO GET INTO THE CONSIGNMENT GAME? I’m passionate about helping people beautify their homes. Next Time Around allows me to do this each and every day. Our goal has always been to help our customers find the perfect piece at the right price. Our motto – ‘Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Relove’ – really explains what we’re all about.
WHO NEEDS TO COME VISIT THE BUSINESS?
Our audience is anyone looking to furnish their home with amazing products – with the added bonus of saving money. Because we’re a consignment store, our inventory is always eclectic and unique. Many of our items have been sourced from cherished collections gathered over time. These pieces really make a house feel like a home. And because items arrive daily, there’s never a bad time to visit – again and again.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST SELLERS?
Bookcases are definitely a top seller – as are sofas and accent chairs. Name brand items from brands like Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Uttermost and more fly out the door – especially since we price items at fifty percent off retail pricing. We tend to follow trends and aim to bring in items that are currently selling well.
WHEN SHOULD FOLKS BE LOOKING TO CONSIGN THEIR ITEMS?I’d say that if you’re downsizing or just wanting to change the style of your home, be sure to contact us.
HOW DOES THE BUSINESS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND CONSIGNMENT? We are also a furniture paint store, a plant shop, and we hold paint, upholstery and other DIY workshops at the business.
WHAT’S A SURE-FIRE ITEM THAT WILL COMPLETE OR PULL TOGETHER ANY LIVING ROOM?
A great piece of wall art.
ARE YOU EVER TEMPTED TO JUST KEEP ALLTHE PRODUCTS THAT COME IN? IS YOUR HOME FILLED WITH CONSIGNMENT TREASURES?Yes and yes lol. It’s a challenge not taking home all the beautiful items that come through the door. I wish I had a second home.
NEXT TIME AROUND
215 QUEEN STREET W, CAMBRIDGE nexttimearound.ca