About Us

kate and judy martin
An upscale consignment boutique in Wheaton, IL, The Perfect Thing, Inc. has been recognized as one of the finest consignment boutiques in the Chicagoland area…some say in the entire country.  For over 17 years, they have specialized in high-quality furniture, collectibles, fine art, china and decoratives. They offer the ability to sell and market extraordinary items, meticulously chosen by the owners, showcasing them in a magnificent 7000 square foot space.  In 2007, the Perfect Thing name became the umbrella for the shop, personal property appraisal business and Estate Liquidation service.

Whether you are looking for the perfect piece of furniture, want to accessorize your home, need to liquidate an entire estate or sell a single item, or need your property evaluated and valued, The Perfect Thing, Inc. is the perfect place. It is truly a family-run business through generations.

Our History

​In 1989, Judith Martin joined her mother, Gloria Moroni and formed M & M Sales Estate Liquidations. Gloria and Judith conducted their first sale together in March of 1989. After partnering with her in the estate sales, Judith soon joined Gloria in the personal property appraisal business. In 1994, Judith attended formal classes in appraisal practice, theory and methodology through the International Society of Appraisers. She was awarded her Certification in 1997 and continued on to teach the exact classes she had taken for the ISA.

The Perfect Thing was the obvious next step for Judith Martin.  Beginning in October 2003, she decided it was time to apply her expertise in the selling of large estates to selling individual items as well. Her vision was a “small” store front to showcase extraordinary items she was able to cherry pick from smaller estates. In November 2003, Judith opened the doors to the 8,000 square foot showroom and began her new direction of offering quality, high-end items to the general public at affordable prices. In early 2004, daughter Kate Martin came aboard to assist in the undertaking and is now the managing partner for The Perfect Thing, Inc..

In 2008, Judith was voted onto the ISA Board of Directors and is the past President of the  International Society of Appraisers  Board of Directors.  Kate has followed suit, earning her appraisal accreditation with the International Society of Appraisers in 2011.   Alyssa Rose the store manager also attained her appraisal accreditation with the International Society of Appraisers in 2016.   All  three ladies can conduct appraisals for your needs.  Judith and Kate are Partners in the shop and in the Estate Sale business.   Should you need any questions answered, either Partner can help you with your needs.  
Gloria passed away in 2017 but is still a guiding force always in her daughter's and grand-daughter's work and lives.  

Speaking Engagements

​The ladies are also paid guest speakers for many local groups and would be happy to speak to your group should the need arise. They have spoken to local collectors’ clubs, women’s groups, professional groups (Banks, Credit Unions, Lawyers, Insurance Agents, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary), and are now appearing on network television.  You can contact them regarding fees and arrangements at kate@theperfectthing.net.