What's better than getting your kids' ENTIRE wardrobe at bargain prices?
Making yourself some money while you do it!
Consignment sales are one of the greatest resources for saving and making money. Last fall was the first time I participated in a JBF pop-up sale, and now I am hooked! Who knew you could go to a sale and get such great deals on EVERYTHING needed and make money consigning at the same time?
And, if you do it right, you can cover (or at least offset) the amount that you spend on new items with the check you receive from selling all your old stuff.
Here's what I've found works:
1.) Price reasonably. This is number one for a reason. I cannot tell you how many things I pick up and put down because they're priced higher than they would have been on sale in the retail store.
2.) Baby gear will fly out the door. High chairs, strollers, play yards, bouncers, swings, carriers... these items are the most sought after and the quickest way to make some money.
3.) Print out original prices. If you've got a high-priced item to sell, look it up online (Amazon is a good place to check) and print out the info and pricing for the same or a similar item. Attach this, so people will SEE that they are getting a deal.
4.) Bundle items. This is so easy to do and makes it much easier to sell your stuff. Create an outfit or two and pin it all together on the hanger. If you can't put together an outfit, just bundle together a few shirts or a few pairs of pants.
5.) Pin carefully. Especially when putting items together in a bundle, pay attention to where you put your pins. Will the pants drag on the shirt and stretch it? Use the bottom of the hanger to anchor the pin. Does the shirt slip off the hanger easily? Use the pin holding the tag to anchor the shirt to the hanger.
6.) Clean up those shoes! It may take a little time but clean up those shoes before you try to sell them! Shoes are a hot commodity, especially in larger sizes, but they won't sell if you don't clean them up! Use a fork or other kitchen utensil to get the dirt and rocks out of the tread on the soles. Magic Eraser pads work great on scuff marks.
7.) Get organized BEFORE you start to enter online. If you have your items hung and sorted before sitting down to enter everything, it will go so much faster. Print and attach tags in small batches, so you don't get confused. Wait for nap time or after the kids' bedtime, turn on your favorite show, and enjoy some quiet time while you tag away!
If you’ve tried selling all those outgrown items on social media or spending your whole weekend sitting outside to host a less-than-amazing yard sale, you know there’s got to be a better way. Just Between Friends (JBF) helps Colorado families sell the items their kids have outgrown and are no longer using.
Families who sell with Just Between Friends earn more and sell more — all in one place, all at one time. Plus, you’ll feel warm and fuzzy knowing you are helping so many local families find great deals for their kids at the JBF sale!
The next Just Between Friends sale is happening Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center in Castle Rock.
Why not give it a try and see how much clutter you can clear out and how much cash you can bring in? Register at douglascounty.jbfsale.com/sell to consign your outgrown items at the JBF Douglas County Sale.