Friday, October 3, 2014

A newbie's experience with consigning at JBF for the first time (for laughs)

It's no secret that I love the Just Between Friends consignment sales - every 6 months or so I get my shop on and pull together all the clothes, toys and gear that I'll need for my kids for the next couple seasons. As Fall approached and I got into super clean out mode, I realized...I have SO many baby clothes that I saved from Penny that Ruby never wore. I counted it up - over 150 new or almost new onesies. A handful of Hooter Hiders. Oh, and not to mention all those reaaaaally annoying toys (you know the ones) that just play over and over and over. So what did I do with them?


I tagged just under 300 items for the first Fall sale of the season. And guess what my payout was?

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Just for laughs, I want to give you a brief synopsis of what it was like being a first time consignor. Take note, because you do not want to be in the same shoes when it's your turn!

3 months before the event: oh hey, I've got a ton of stuff I can consign! Sweet, I'd better organize all of it and start entering my tags.
2 months: hm...all those clothes are still there.. I'll get to that at the next nap time.
1 month: this is creeping up! Ok, I'll organize. (actually organizes, weeds out items with stains and tears)
2 weeks: ah! 2 weeks! (Spends 2 evenings entering tags)
1 week: printing, finding hangers, pinning, creating bundles of outfits.
2 days: final preps
Day of drop off: Ooops, almost missed drop off time!! I thought I can drop off after 5 pm, only to realize it was until 5pm!! Talk about stress! So instead of calmly driving over to the event (child free), I got to stuff everything into my car, load up both kids and stress my way through check in because hubby was still at work. 

PLEASE do not make the same mistake I did!!!

I'm still a consigning newbie - so don't be looking to me for too much advice yet! ;) My next consigning event will be at JBF Lynnwood's Fall Sale from October 23 - 25! 

You can still sign up to consign - here's more details. Consignors receive 60-75% of their sales back (depending on if, or how many, hours you also volunteer). Even with my newbie failure, once I got to the event to drop off my items I was so impressed with how much of a breeze it was! In the near future I promise that I'll walk you through the steps of consigning the right way.

Of course there wouldn't be a sale if there were shoppers too, so mark your calenders and head on over for the last northern Puget Sound fall sale of the year - 

Gold Creek Church, 4326 148th St SE Mill Creek WA

Thurs Oct 23rd
9:00a - New Parent presale
10:00a - MOPS presale
11:00a - Miliary Family presale
12p-8p- General Public sale, $2 admission

Fri Oct 24th 9am-7pm - free admission
Sat Oct 25th 8am - 2pm - free admission & half price day!

You can see the full sale schedule here (which includes more presale information for consignors and volunteers).

Stay tuned for my shopping experience recap, I always like to share about what I was able to find and other items of interest that are still available for purchase!

Keep in touch with JBF Lynnwood via facebook, because Heidi likes to run fun giveaways before her sales!

Not sure what the JBF buzz is all about? Check out my previous JBF posts

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JBF Lynnwood. All opinions expressed were my own.

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