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Need some extra cash for the holidays? Just Between Friends Reno can help!

JBF-logoIt’s me again, your friendly neighborhood cosigner! I wanted to take this moment to remind everyone that the Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Sale is quickly approaching, and will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Reno Livestock Events Center. Below, I brushed up a post I did for the Spring Sale to get you motivated for the Fall Sale. Trust me, it is SO rewarding getting stuff out of your house, and getting a fat check in the mail a couple weeks after the event. During the Spring event, I didn’t think I had much to sell, and still ended up with a check that was well over $500. Couldn’t you use some money for the upcoming holidays?

If you have never participated in a JBF sale before, I strongly encourage you to go through your stuff and get to tagging so you can make some money! Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

First things first: you have to sign up to participate. Visit www.jbfsale.com and find the Reno Fall event. Sign up to create a JBF Account and then sign up to participate in the event. You can also choose to volunteer to get an even greater discount during the show. I definitely recommend this!

Next, set aside 30 minutes to an hour each day going through your things and entering tags into the system. (Tip: line your items up orderly. This will save you tons of time when you are pinning later. I devote an entire closet to clothes, and go down the line pinning in the same order the item was input into the system.) The JBF volunteers who examine each piece do a thorough job to make sure the items donated are suitable for the JBF name. Because of this, it’s highly recommend you also do a thorough job inspecting on your end because there’s nothing worse than having a big pile of rejected items! If there are any stains whatsoever, holes, scuffs or marks, set the item aside for a garage sale or to be donated.
After you have a closet full of items, start creating tags. To create the tag, you choose a category, size, price, and gender. It’s up to you what you ask for any given item, but it’s always a good idea to check out the Reno Pricing Guide for a look at what the typical prices are at the show.

After you input your tags, it’s time to start pinning. For this you’ll need white card stock, large safety pins, Ziploc bags and zip ties.

Print all of your items on the heavy card stock. This is a requirement and if it’s not printed on card stock, the item will be rejected. The card stock needs to be pinned to each item on the upper right hand side. You’ll use the Ziploc bags for hats, socks, etc. and the zip ties to attach shoes together. After you’ve pinned everything onto your items, you’re good to go!

Before the sale, you will drop off your items at the Reno Events Center. Everything will be inspected, and then you’ll walk through the show floor and hang everything up in their appropriate locations. Pretty easy!

You can find more tips here, and some helpful How To videos here.
It may seem like a lot of work, but considering the average check last sale was above $500, I’d say it’s totally worth it!

Just Between Friends Reno Sale
Public Sale Hours:
Friday, October 16: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 17: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 18: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (half off most items!)


About Tracie Barnthouse

Tracie Barnthouse
A Midwestern girl who has laid roots in Reno, Tracie Barnthouse is the mother of two {A (4) and E (9 months)}, and wife of one (Token). Publicist by day, her job keeps her busy, and she’s still learning that tightrope walk of work/life balance. Barnthouse moved to Reno in 2012 from Sicily, Italy, where she lived for four years. Prior to that, four years were spent on the island of Guam, but she’s come to realize that home isn’t defined by a speck on a map. From overseas travel tips with infants and toddlers to glimpses of everyday life, she hopes to share stories that help us realize we’re all on this crazy ride called Motherhood together.

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