About Us

About Trading Hands Kids Sale:

Trading Hands Kids sale was started in 2006, in Springfield MO. Since that time, we have grown steadily and we are located at the 35,000 sq ft Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex, offering gently-used items, including toys, clothing, furniture, baby equipment and much more!

In March 2013, we started a new sale location in Springfield ILLINOIS.  This sale is located at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, ORR Building.  We are thrilled to be bringing families in Central Illinois the opportunity to stretch their family budget by shopping & selling by consignment.  We expect our Spring 2018 sale to be even bigger than ever!

We hope to see you at one of our next events!


Our Sale Organizer:

Julie Rhoads

Julie has been shopping with Trading Hands since their 2nd sale in Mar. 2007!  She has discovered the benefits of shopping & selling by consignment and is excited to be able to continue to offer families this opportunity to stretch their family budget.  She has been running the sale since Mar. 2011. Julie is originally from East-Central Illinois (Paris, IL) and is thrilled to have a second sale location in Springfield IL!

Julie’s husband, Jeff, is a huge part of keeping Trading Hands Kids Sale running during sale week.  He is in charge of set-up/tear-down/cash registers and heavy lifting!  They live in Springfield MO and have 2 children, Lily is 10 and Liam is 8. In addition to organizing these events, Julie is a chiropractor (Jeff, too!) , Girl Scout Leader and often volunteers at her children's school.


Our Charities:

In the past, our Springfield MO sale has donated items to local charities, including Newborns In Need & Springfield PTA Clothing Bank.  Donations from the Spring will go to Springfield PTA Clothing Bank and another charity TBA.

Donations from our Springfield IL sale will be announced soon!

If your local non-profit organization would be interested in accepting donated items from future sales in either location, please email Julie@tradinghands.net for info.