I can honestly tell you I’ve been waiting for it for weeks, if not months — the Just Between Friends spring/summer consignment sale.
The event, which organizers say is the nation’s largest children’s consignment event, is March 23-28 in the Cox Pavilion Building at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The event offers the opportunity for parents to sell and purchase used clothing, toys, furniture, strollers, books, etc. Whatever your child needs, they probably have it.
Last year, I found fancy holiday dresses for $4, a wipes warmer for $5 and a play mat for $10 for my now 5-month-old daughter. Last year, she was still riding around in the womb. This week, I’ll be searching for toys and clothes. She’s outgrown most of hers and will be need some new activities to assist her developmentally as as she prepares to crawl and walk.
Even though it costs $2 to enter, I like to go the first day because you get a better look at what’s available and can, hopefully, find better deals. But I believe they bring in new products midweek, Wednesday, I think. Friday all starred items are 25 percent off and Saturday items are 50 percent off. I hope this information helps you find some great deals and, of course, wonder products for your kids:
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Directions: The best directions I can offer are to drive toward the red, white and blue space needle. But here is the address in case you want to look it up: 333 Gordon Cooper, Oklahoma City 73107.
- Cost: $2 to enter the first day.
- Advice: Bring a laundry basket or bag to carry the items you want to purchase. Better yet, bring a friend to stand in line while you shop. Sometimes the line can be a little long.
- Payment methods: Cash, check, Visa and Master Card
- Information: okc.jbfsale.com
Ronisha Carpenter — This is Ronisha’s first post. She is a married mother of an infant daughter and is learning to juggle work and family and to appreciate the simple joys in life. She’s interested in learning more about how people strike a good balance between home, work and all the other things that compete for our time. Ronisha is a copy editor at The Oklahoman.