Our Spring 2017 Resale Guide is presented by Deerfield Park District’s Kids Only Flea Market. A chance for kids to sell (and buy!) the things they have and want, February 25, 2017.
It’s that time of year again when you start putting away all of the snow pants and pulling out the bins of spring clothes. If your kids are anything like mine, then by the time you pull them out you realize none of them are going to fit anymore. I used to spend an arm and a leg on kids clothes; however, I now realize that you can get really nice things used at Lake County area spring resale events. Plus, with resale events, you have the added bonus of being able to sell all of the stuff that doesn’t fit anymore.
Luckily for us, we won’t have to wait very long or drive very far for these events. Here is our guide to the Lake County area (and surrounding areas) resale events. Please note that events are listed chronologically under each area. Each event has their own rules and many only take cash or charge admission. Please be sure to look at each specific events criteria before heading out.
Lake County Resale Events
Here Whee Go Again Resale Event
April 6, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., April 7, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and April 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
291 South Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
You will find everything you need here: maternity clothing, baby gear, toys, kids clothes from infant up to size eight, and much more! They accept cash or credit cards. However, for credit card purchases under $30 a $2 service fee will be charged.
Big Hollow Spring Resale
April 7, 3:30-8:00 p.m., & April 8, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Big Hollow Elementary School, 33315 N Fish Lake Rd, Ingleside
This is the 11th year of this awesome resale. Spring and summer baby, toddler, and children’s clothing (sizes 0-12) accessories, equipment, shoes, strollers, toys, VHS, DVDs, video games, maternity clothing and more are available at great garage sale prices. Proceeds go to the sellers as well as back into the PTO of Big Hollow Elementary.
Multiple Choice Twins Club
April 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Frances De Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich
$1.00, cash-only, admission
Featuring gently used children’s spring and summer clothes and items,including clothing sizes infant through pre-teen (limited stock), maternity clothing, baby gear, outdoor play items, toys, games, puzzles, books, DVDs and much more! Shopping bags and strollers are prohibited, so you may want to have grandma watch the kids before coming to this event. Laundry baskets may be brought in to carry out purchases. Cash or credit cards for are accepted for purchases.
Millburn Kids Resale
April 21, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and April 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Millburn Middle School, 640 Freedom Way., Lake Villa
This sale has items from many different sellers. Look for clothing from infant through teens sizes, toys, books, games, and sporting equipment. I have been to this sale before and found it to be very well organized. The downside to it is that you have to park your stroller outside the sale. I also found it to be very difficult to shop while carrying a heavy toddler. However, unlike many resales they accept both cash and credit cards.
Lake County Mothers of Twins Resale
April 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way., Round Lake Beach
$2.00 Cash Admission
This sale features gently used children’s clothing, toys, strollers, high chairs, cribs, car seats, bedding, and more. Cash and credit cards are accepted. However, no strollers are allowed inside the sale.
April 22, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Parks Gym, 806 Holbeck Dr., Antioch
Will you be looking for a slightly used bike to ride this summer. The 3rd Annual Bike Resale will be April 22, 2017. You can also try and sell your used bikes that are sitting around in the garage. For more information call 847-395-2160
McHenry County Resale Events
Miraculous Multiples Mothers of Twins Club
April 8 , 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Huntley Park District, South Entrance, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley
$1.00 Cash Admission
Thousands of gently used items featuring GAP, Gymboree, Carter’s, Little Tikes, Graco, and other national brands. Sizes infant through 14. No strollers permitted on the sales floor. Shoppers are encouraged to bring a laundry basket from home to carry purchases. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted; however, there will be a $1 service fee per credit card transaction. Follow the club’s Facebook page for updates.
Mothers & More Kidstuff Resale
April 29, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake
$1 cash admission (Admission fee is donated to local food pantries.)
The Kids Stuff Resale has thousands of gently used items including children’s clothing (newborn to size 16), shoes, costumes, toys, books, movies, games, bicycles, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, pack ‘n plays, cloth diapers, maternity clothes, room decor, nursery furniture, breast pumps, and much more. Starting at 11:00 a.m., many items go to 50 percent off, so plan on staying. Please bring a laundry basket or tote for your shopping convenience. Strollers are not permitted, and children are only permitted if they are closely supervised. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Follow the resale group on Facebook for updates.
North Shore Resale Events
Moms of Multiples Sale
March 18, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (members only hours), 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (general admission)
Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston
$1 cash admission fee
This is the place to come to shop if you are in need of clothes, bouncy seats, toys, baby gear, videos, maternity clothes, games, and more. ONLY CASH is accepted for purchases. One laundry basket per person from home is allowed to carry purchases. No strollers are allowed.
Northwest Suburbs Resale Events
March 2, 6:30 p.m. (Presale date – registration required)
March 3, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and March 5, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (discount day)
268 E. Golf Road, Arlington Heights
Sale accepts Cash, credit cards and PayPal.
No large strollers allowed. Bring your own laundry basket or shopping bags.
One Plus One Children’s Clothing & Equipment Resale
April 29, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 11:15 – 12:30 p.m. , select items marked 1/2 price
Triphann Center and Ice Arena, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates
$2 cash admission
Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and checks with ID are accepted. Only see-through baskets (such as laundry baskets) will be allowed into the sale for you to carry your purchases while shopping. No strollers are allowed due to space constraints. New this year will be half-priced items during the last hour of the sale.
Know of any other good resale events? Let us know in the comments!
Calling all young entrepreneurs, bakers, and artists! Join the Deerfield Park District for the annual For Kids’ Only Flea Market!
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come shop at the flea market on February 25th, but only children may sign up to be “vendors.” Kids in grades K-8 set up booths and sell games, books, toys, stuffed animals, sports equipment, trading cards, artwork, crafts, and baked goods. The event is free to attend, booth registration is $5 for a small table, and $10 for a large table. Registration is required for booths, see the Deerfield Park District Website for more information.
Deerfield Park District is a paid sponsor of the 2017 Spring Resale Guide.