Consignment sale season seems to sneak up on me every year. This year, my normal routine is being changed as I wont be here for my very favorite consignment sale – Just Between Friends Fort Worth – but I still love the fact that I am working with them this season and look forward to finding deals other ways this spring for my daughter.
If you are a “consignment sale” newbie, Just Between Friends is a large network of children’s consignment sales – with my local Just Between Friends being in Fort Worth. Just Between Friends Fort Worth is Texas’ LARGEST children’s and maternity consignment sale! The spring sale is open to the public Thursday March 5th – Monday March 9th 2015 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center – Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall.
I have been shopping at Just Between Friends Fort Worth, ever since Lennox was still in my belly! The majority of her clothes, shoes and toys have come from this sale and I have saved THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! If you have little children, or you are expecting, you really need to check this sale out!
So are you wondering how I have saved THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS? Do you want to know what my shopping secrets are? Well here you go! I’m happy to share!
HOW TO FIND THE BEST CONSIGNMENT SALE DEALS
HAVE A PLAN: Make sure before you head to the sale, you make a list of the items you are looking for, including the sizes if applicable. Once you have your list, try to organize that list into the priority that you want to look. For example, if you know you need shoes really badly, and you are most excited about finding a good deal on shoes, put that at the top of your list!
BE IN THE KNOW: Although you can find almost anything that you need for your children at Just Between Friends, you really need to know what is the best deal and what is not that great of a deal. Since all the items are individually priced and tagged by the consignors themselves, there can be 10 of the same item, at 10 different prices! Try to know what the retail price is, and then find the best deal! Buying an outfit by Granimals or Circo brand that is only a $1 cheaper than going to buy it new, is not a great deal, but buying a gap baby outfit for $3 is a great deal! With that being said, sometimes I still buy the basics and only save a little bit – but its the fact that I can do it all in one stop that makes me buy some basics along with the higher quality brands.
SHOP EARLY: Shopping early is the biggest tip I can give anyone that wants to start shopping Just Between Friends Fort Worth or any consignment sale for that matter. The earlier you shop, the better deals you will find. It’s true, of course, the items get picked over the longer the sale is going on. So I have always made an effort to shop as early as possible. To shop earlier than the general public, consider volunteering a shift or two, doing a barter job or even consigning. All of these will allow you to shop earlier than the general public. My recommendation would be to volunteer – and the more you volunteer, the earlier you get to shop! These sales are run on volunteers only and they couldn’t happen without the help of the community!
TIP! If you are a first time parent or grandparent – you can sign up to shop early (registration for the First Time Parent / Grandparent Sale ends March 3)! For more information visit: http://fortworth.jbfsale.com/extraPageView.jsp?pageName=extraPageShop
TAKE YOUR TIME: When you go to shop, plan on leaving the kids at home and having plenty of time. It would be no surprise to my family if I was at the sale for 4-5 hours. It takes a long time to go through all the clothing racks, toys, shoes, bedding, book, etc. It’s all great stuff and taking your time to look through everything and then sorting through the items you have pulled to pick out your favorites is key!
SHOP EVERY SALE: The best way to save money year-round is to shop every sale that Just Between Friends Fort Worth has! They have a spring sale and a fall sale – I tend to buy for the current season and the next season – so that I’m covered for 90% of the items that my daughter will need until the next sale.
If you are looking for some more information on Just Between Friends Fort Worth and consigning in general make sure to check out all my other posts for tips and tricks!
- How to Buy Shoes that Fit!
- Top 3 Shopping Tips
- How to prep clothes for JBF Fort Worth
- How to Consign on a Budget
- 5 Ways to Get the Best Deals at Consignment Sales
** GIVEAWAY **
One of my lucky readers who live locally in the DFW area, will win a $15 Just Between Friends Fort Worth Gift Certificate! RULES: Winner must be 18+, local to the DFW area and may not have won another JBF giveaway for the Spring 2015 sale. Full terms on giveaway.