Spring into Sports Season with Green Kids Resale

Green Kids Resale is a LLC Premiere Partner, this story is part of their partnership. All thoughts and opinions are the writers own.

secondhand kids sports gear
Photo credit via Green Kids Facebook

In the words of the famous Harry Caray: “Holy Cow!”  It’s baseball season!  That means hole-y shirts, hole-y pants and a whole lot of laundry!  Spring is the season for wet, messy sports at our house.   That’s why I was so excited to stumble upon the sports section at Green Kids Resale.

Who can’t use another pair of baseball pants to keep from doing another load of laundry, or an extra pair of cleats for that mid-season growth spurt?  This store has a huge selection of athletic shoes and makes it easy for moms like me (who don’t know the difference between a soccer, football or baseball shoe) by labeling everything.  They even have a poster showing the bottom of each shoe for comparison — Thank you, Green Kids Resale!

second hand soccer cleats
Photo Credit via Green Kids on Facebook

I just couldn’t bring myself to pay full price (or even half-price) for a new pair of baseball shoes for my nine-year-old this year.  His shoes are more likely to be lost on the playground than worn on a baseball diamond.   Green Kids Resale to the rescue!  We found a pair that is perfect for either…  Why?  Because it was FREE!  That’s right:  All those bags I’ve dropped off on my way to the grocery store really do add up.

Every time I clean out a closet, a bag goes to Green Kids Resale.  They either buy my items and call me with an offer, or they donate it to charity at my request.  I can take payment in a form of a check, or a store credit for 20 percent more.  I always choose the store credit.  And, surprise:  I had enough for the baseball cleats AND a new pair of  baseball pants, without holes or stains, which are hard to come by.

secondhand kids sports shoes
Photo credit via Green Kids Facebook

I love that Green Kids Resale makes it so easy for me to recycle things my children have outgrown, while giving me an economical way to replace them with new-to-us items.  This month Green Kids Resale celebrates its fourth anniversary.  Its success is a reminder that preserving, sharing and recycling resources is beneficial to Lake County and the planet.   Regardless of financial means, it makes sense to reuse items.  Not only that, a stop at Green Kids Resale actually inspires me to go home and clean out closets!

Green Kids Resale
833 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach
847-986-6232 | Green Kids on Facebook

Editor’s Note: If you follow them on Facebook they post items as they come in and if it’s a highly coveted item (like say big kid snow pants in the middle of winter) you can call and pay for it over the phone!

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Genevieve is mom to 3 future world leaders and wife to one really funny guy. A public health worker turned stay-at-home mom, she spends her days navigating life in a busy household. She loves mornings, exercise, God, America and chocolate. She hates scary movies, spiders, airplane rides and writing bios.

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