What is Trading Hands Kids Sale?

Trading Hands Kids Sale is a 3-day children's consignment sale held twice per year - Spring & Fall - just in time to get your kids ready for the next season! 

Trading Hands offers high quality, gently used items for Newborns to Teens, all under one roof!  No more running around to garage sales! 

At our Missouri sale, you'll find over 35,000 sq ft of clothing (size Newborn to 16), toys (indoor and outdoor), baby equipment, furniture, bedding, strollers, seasonal items (spring/summer clothes, swimwear, holiday outfits) and MUCH MORE!

At our Illinois sale, our 6th sale is coming this September!!  Shop over 30,000 gently used baby & kids items! Come check it out!



Are you a First Time Mom (expecting first baby or first baby under 1yr old) or Military Family?  Shop EARLY with us!  CLICK HERE to register!

Why Consign with Trading Hands?

Want more info on Consigning?

  Look under CONSIGN on the top of this page or click the link below! There is a drop-down menu with all the info you need, including How It Works, What to Bring, How to Prep & Tag Items and more!

CLICK HERE for complete info


Registration is NOW CLOSED for our MO/IL Spring/Summer sales.  





ORR Building, IL State Fairgrounds

Springfield IL area families now have the opportunity to SHOP-SELL-SAVE on all things for babies to big kids!! Our IL sale is growing each season!! This past September, our Consignors dropped off over 38,000 items!! Plan to sell with us this and make some cash, plus you and a guest can shop EARLY!

In the Spring, we will be returning to the ORR Building!  Twice the sq ft for a better shopping experience plus easily accessible parking!


Trading Hands Kids Sale will NO LONGER be able to print and ship consignor tags.  The demand for tags has become too much to keep up with, using just a desktop computer.  Please CLICK HERE to visit our "Tag Your Items" page to find info on having a local Springfield MO print shop print your tags or instructions on having any print shop or quick print store print your tags.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

PLEASE NOTE: Any tags prior to Spring 2013 will need to be reprinted.  We cannot accept any older tags or index card tags with sticker barcodes. Tags from other sales are not compatible with our system.


  • HIGH VOLUME CONSIGNORS: If you will be bringing over 700 items, please email Julie@tradinghands.net  as early as possible to reserve your Drop Off time.  Spaces are limited!
  • Beginning Spring 2014, we WILL be accepting Maternity Clothing!! Fall/Winter sale we accept Fall/Winter clothing, Spring/Summer sale we accept Spring/Summer clothing.
  • Consignors will now be able to schedule Drop-Off appointment times. This will help to create a faster Drop-Off process.
  • ALL items will be inspected at Drop-Off.  We want to maintain a standard of only selling high-quality children's items.  We will be inspecting each Consignor's items at their appointment.

HELP WANTED! Check out our TEAM MEMBER Perks!

We are always looking for helpers during the sale week!  As a Thank You for your time, we offer great benefits!  We have shifts for even the busiest moms!! CLICK HERE for more Team Member Info! (Registration for Fall/Winter sale work shifts opens July 1st, 2015)


  • Starting Spring 2013, The Team Member PreSale will be for Team Members ONLY. Team Members will receive their pass to the Team Member Presale, (1) Child Pass for the Team Member PreSale and (1) Guest Pass for the Consignor PreSale.  Babies/children in slings/carriers will not require a Child Pass during the Team Member PreSale.  Children or babies in strollers will require a Child Pass.
  • Guests will be allowed during the Consignor PreSale.  Each Team Member and Consignor will receive (1) Guest Pass to the Consignor PreSale, in addition to their own pass.  Babies/children in a stroller will be considered a Guest and require a Guest Pass.  Babies in a sling/carrier will not require a Guest Pass.  


VHS and cassette tapes (not selling well), stuffed animals (stuffed animals must have a function: sing, move, interactive, be room decor, etc.), fast food restaurant toys/prizes, grab bags of misc toys, crib bumpers (must be part of crib set), underwear/bras/camis (must be NEW in package), pacifiers (must be NEW in box).       


  • Books must be in excellent/gently-used condition: NO broken spines, yellowed/torn/worn pages, marks on pages/cover, etc.  Workbooks/coloring books must be NEW.   Book content MUST be  baby-to-teen or maternity/parenting related.  Books older than 10 yrs will not be accepted. 
  • We strive to bring you the highest quality, gently used children's items.  Please inspect all your items and CLICK HERE refer to our What To Bring section, if needed.  Any item not meeting our guidelines or recalled items will be removed from salesfloor.  Check your items with cpsc.gov for any recalls or repairs.       


Click Here to visit our "Tag Your Items" page or email Julie@tradinghands.net