It’s no secret … I’m a thrifty mama. Not much can bring me to pay full price. Even some “sales” are not sale-y enough for me. That’s the truth. Hence, I sing the praises of Just Between Friends, the most amazing consignment event known to the mothering universe. I’ve shared about my experience before, twice in fact … here and here, and I still can’t get enough! Here’s a 30 second visual of JBF … just to get your blood pumping for the Fall Portland sale :)
- Shop with a list – We all do this when grocery shopping, so obviously it makes sense to make a list when shopping at other potentially compulsive buying opportunities. Before starting your list, assess what you have, then you’ll know what you need. Done and done.
- Take a buddy – Shopping alone can be great. And relaxing. Especially when alone actually means ALONE (aka – no children). But, I’ve found that I can save a bit by having a shopping buddy by my side. They help me gauge the cuteness factor on clothes, sort the essentials from the non-essentials, and stick to the list. They can also encourage the occasional splurge because you are bound to find the perfect thing you didn’t know you needed at JBF! I know this from experience :)
- Consign to fund your shop – When I first learned about JBF I chalked it up to the best bi-annual shopping experience of my life. Sadly, I realized I didn’t have $200+ available on a whim twice a year. Problem. Then I did some simple addition and determined I could CONSIGN at JBF as well as shop! JBF Shopper + JBF Consignor = That Mama Gretchen. I rock at math :) My consignment check from the spring sale could fund my shopping for the fall and my fall consignment check could fund my shopping for the spring … and on and on and on and on. SWEET!
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