Many families have been using the downtime during COVID-19 to clean out their kids’ closets, declutter the pile of toys stacked up in the living room and tidy up the bookcase. But once it’s all done, where does the stuff go?
One local mother has a way to not only get unwanted items out of your house but also make a few bucks in the process.
Samone Gibson organizes a children’s pop-up consignment sale twice a year called Just Between Friends of Pembroke Pines-Miramar. Like many events this year, her spring sale was canceled because of COVID-19, but the fall sale is back this month at a new venue with plenty of safety protocols in place and an extra weekend.
Families can sell their gently used children’s items and shoppers can take advantage of deals on everything from baby equipment to games from Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Davie Shopping Center, 5595 S. University Drive, in Davie.
There’s still time left for families who want to consign their items. Information about the process is available at bit.ly/2H6fEt9.
Drop-off times are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 and from 1 to 6 p.m Monday, Oct. 19. Mid-sale restock drop-off is from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Samone, tell us about yourself and your family.
I am a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. We currently make our home in Parkland and have lived in South Florida for the last eight years. My husband Brandon and I enjoy doing public service where we can teach our girls the importance of giving back. Brandon is my business partner and he is an attorney. I also work for a privately-owned automotive company in product development.
How did you get the idea for the consignment sale? How long have you been organizing the event in South Florida?
I first learned about Just Between Friends from a postcard left at my daughter’s preschool at the time. I decide to attend the sale to see for myself what a children’s consignment sale was all about. I was amazed not only at the variety of items offered but the quantity and quality of the items available at such great prices.
After being a customer for about a year, I decided that I wanted to bring this service to more families. We have been organizing sales in South Florida for three years. Just Between Friends is an international