Disclaimer: I was provided a gift card in exchange for writing this post. But my stories, my photos and my love of saving is all my own.
I. cannot. believe. I. have. a. kindergardener.
(Give me a minute, a need to take a breather.)
That means it’s the start of 12 more years for him of back-to-school preparations – supplies, clothes, backpacks and getting back to a routine (that’s a lot to digest and even more to have to spend.) And of course, I’ve got a 2 year old little girl to go right behind him very soon!
|Can you figure out which of these Ralph Lauren Polo items were consignment sale finds?
(All of them but the two on the left!)
Thankfully, my mama taught me the value of a dollar, so since day one, I’ve been a huge fan of consignment sales to keep my kiddos dressed nice on our budget. I’ve even been told my daughter has the cutest clothes and most the time they are outfits I have purchased from a seasonal consignment sale. With just $100 I can get my kids suited up for a whole season plus a little more. And considering we like brand names, it’s a great way to stock up without paying full price!
While there are all kinds of consigment sales in Dallas-Fort Worth, the one that started it all was Just Between Friends and the one in Fort Worth is huge. They’ve things you wouldn’t even think you need, but the price is so good you buy it anyway. The upcoming JBF Fort Worth sale is August 31 – September 7, but goodness knows I need a reminder…
Lucky for both of us, my friend/optimizer/tightwad Jill over at Real Life Notes has answered both our prayers with a handy calendar to keep us in line on DFW consigment sales this fall. (Isn’t she organized?)
Since JBF is all about saving you money, they are making this year even sweeter by offering you a chance to win a $15 giftcard! That means you probably are getting $50-$60 worth of clothes for free just by entering.)
So let’s get back-to-school this year with money already in our pocket!