Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Kids' Resale Events 2013


It's time for twice yearly giant kids' resale events to begin!  These resale events feature gently used clothing, toys, books, etc. for infants, kids, and expecting moms, at great prices.  They are also great opportunities to make a little money from outgrown clothes  by consigning, which can get you into special presales.  

Kim and family.
There are lots of these, since who doesn't want to be frugal these days?  But your time is precious. If you only have time to check out one, make it one of Kim Zerbe's Pass It On Sales.   I love the Hillsboro sale- in fact I never miss one.  I find the prices on the average are better than what I've found at other sales, it's well organized, and I've gotten in and out with exactly what I came for quickly.  She genuinely is doing something better than at the other sales I've been to.  But more than that, I appreciate knowing I'm supporting another homeschooling parent!  This is a definite win-win, a way to stretch your budget, help other families in the community who consign, and help a lovely local family to give their son the best education they can.

At all these sales, plan to show up early (before they open is best) and bring cash to help get you in and out quickly, before long lines form.  Here's a list of all the ones I know about in the region by date.  Please doublecheck any you'd like to go to, as there are sometimes date/venue changes.

March 8-9:  Merry Go Round, Battle Ground, WA http://merry-go-roundresale.com/
March 11-16:  Baby's Bottom Dollar Sale, Beaverton http://westside.bbdsale.com/site/
March 14-17:  Pass It On, Hillsboro http://www.passitonsales.com/
March 18-24:  Itty Bitty Boutique, Eugene: http://www.ittybittyboutique.org/
April 5-7: My Kids Your Kids, NE Portland  http://www.mykidstoyourkids.com/
April 6:  St. Mary's Bellies, Babies and Beyond, Stayton OR http://www.facebook.com/St.MarysBelliesBabiesandBeyond
April 10-13:  Twice Around the Block, Milwaukie http://www.twicearoundtheblocksale.com/index.html
April 13-14:  Just Between Friends, Salem http://salem.jbfsale.com/
April 18-21:  Superkids Resale, Gresham  http://superkidsresale.com/
April 25-28:  Just Between Friends, North Portland  http://www.portland.jbfsale.com/homeView.jsp (They allow teachers- including homeschoolers- in to the presale, with preregistration on their website.)
April 26-27:  Full House Moms, NE Portland  http://www.fullhousemoms.com/consignment-sale/
April 26-27:  Kid Consign NW, Vancouver  http://kidkonsignnw.com/
April 27-28: Pass It On, Eugene  http://www.passitonsales.com/
May 3-5:  Superkids Resale, Vancouver   http://superkidsresale.com/
May 15-18:  Baby's Bottom Dollar Sale, Salem http://salem.bbdsale.com/site/
Sale TBA:  Superkids Resale, Longview Armory, Longview, WA http://superkidsresale.com/

If you can't make a sale, check out these lists of children's consignment stores that are open year 'round:  http://www.oregonmom.com/Shopping/consignment.htm and http://www.redtri.com/portland-kids/back-to-school-bargains-5-awesome-consignment-stores and Daisies and Dinos http://goodcleankidstuff.com/.

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