2022 Free Entrance Days at the 

National Park Service (NPS)

Every year, the National Park Service sets aside some days throughout the year in which they do not charge admission to any of their sites. We are fortunate to live next to so many National Parks – many of which don’t charge admission ever (think Lincoln Memorial.) But, for day trips to parks like Great Falls, Harper’s Ferry, and Shenandoah it might be helpful to know about these dates.

2022 Free NPS Admission Days:

 

Also, families of fourth graders can visit most parks free all school-year with the Every Kid in a Park Pass. And, active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

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Spring 2022 Consignment Sales in Loudoun County, Virginia

Consignment sales are where some of the best deals can be found for children’s clothes, baby gear, toys, and more. You can fill an entire closet for a fraction of the price of purchasing new.

I realize that most my readers will be satisfied with sales in Loudoun County, but I’ve also posted a few that in neighboring counties that might be worth the drive for you. Before you jump in the car, please check out the sales’ websites for detail. Some have admission to the sale, others restrict children, and many have a half price selling period – all good to know.

Consignment sales are also a great way to make some extra money selling your gently used stuff. For example: that baby swing in the basement that none of your kids would sit in for more than a few minutes could bring you in big bucks. This list is also good to get you started if you’re thinking about becoming a consignor. Remember, busier longer sales might give your items more shoppers, but smaller sales give you less competition.