March is a HUGE month for consignment sales.  Children grow so quickly that many items like clothing, strollers, and toys are barely used.  This can mean huge savings for you at consignment sales.

Some tips….if you can, leave the kids at home- these sales can be VERY busy, and it is much easier to shop alone.  Bring your own shopping bags or a laundry basket for the loot.  Make a list of the things that you need- this is a great time of year to find Easter outfits, spring coats, rain boots, and summer toys.  Arrive early- if you are looking for a particular item, chances are many other people are too!  If you want to gain early entry into sales before the general public, you may want to be a volunteer or consigner.  Finally, bring cash- most sales don’t accept checks or credit cards.

Here are some of the upcoming March sales in the DC metro area.  Please comment if I missed any.

Classy Kids Consignment- Manassas: March 10-14, 2010

Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas VA 20112

Tot Swap- Gaithersburg: March 10-14

16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD  20877

Christ Church- Fairfax Station: March 13, 2010- 8:00am to 2:00pm

8285 Glen Eagles Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Arlington Kids Stuff Sale: March 13

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 North Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA

Montgomery County Parents of Multiples: March 13, 9am- 1pm

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD

Kinhaven’s Annual Kids’ Sale: March 20, 8- 12

Kinhaven School, 4201 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

No Virginia Mothers of Multiples Semi-Annual Sale: March 20, 2010

Wakefield High School, 4901 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington, VA 22204

Northern Virginia Clothing Exchange: March 25-27

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia

CUMC’s Children’s Consignment Sale: March 26-27

Cameron United Methodist Church (CUMC), 3130 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA

Junior League Tossed & Found Sale: March 26-28

2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, within the Crystal City Shops

Tot Swap- Howard County: March 31- April 3

9033 Red Branch Rd, Suite A, Columbia, MD  21045