Tips and Hints
- We recommend 25%- 30% of retail. Keep in mind what you can get the item for at a clearance sale and then take into consideration that it’s slightly used. More will go on full price days if you price them reasonably from the beginning.
- $1-4 for play shirts and shorts
- $3-7 for better pants or shorts
- $6-10 for 2-piece outfits
- $4-8 for jeans
- $6-15 for dresses
- $10-18 for- 3 or 4-piece outfits
Boutique and European brands should be priced a bit higher. This is just a guide. Pricing is completely up to you.
- Let your items go 1/2 price…it’s better to sell them and get something than have to put them back in the closet you just cleaned out!
- Make your items look like their worth more! Fluff them. Pin them so they won’t shift on the hanger. Put outfits together. Make sure they don’t smell musty or smoky.
- Most shoppers look for very current styles. Consignors who sell current styles make the most money. Period. The clothes are generally worth more and are more likely to sell full price.
- CAR SEAT POLICY: We cannot accept car seats or boosters that are more than 6 years old (8 years old for Fisher-Price and Maxi Cosi Priori seats). A used car seat safety checklist can be found at: http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/usedseat.aspx. For the safety of our children, please go through the checklist to make sure your seat complies.
- CRIB POLICY: Due to new regulations, we cannot accept cribs manufactured before July 23, 2010. Question about selling your crib? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- About tagging guns: If you use a tagging gun, your tag MUST be attached to the garment tag (inside the collar or waistband) or at a seam (underarm preferred) to prevent holes. Do not use your tagging gun to attach pants to a top to create an outfit. Safety pins must be used in this instance to attach all pieces to the hanger.
- Toys sell better than most anything! If it works, is reasonably priced and is cleaned up, it will sell. Most sell on full price days. We will not accept toys without batteries.
- Mark the tops of your hangers with a colored marker or tie the same color ribbon on the tops of each hanger so your items are easy to identify. Makes sorting easier.
- Wrap puzzles in plastic wrap and use strong tape.
- You’ll probably use quite a few ziploc bags: freezer bags for socks, onesies, belts, tights, and small pieces of toy sets. XL and XXL for larger toy sets and bedding. The new huge ziploc bags can be purchased at Wal-Mart. Check them out: www.Ziploc.com
- Little People sets look great in the XL ziploc bags. Or put pieces in ziploc bags and tape to the inside of the play set.
- Original packaging for bedding is ideal. XL or XXL ziploc bags work great, too. Quilts and bumpers can be pinned to hangers as well.
- Plan to assemble your furniture.
- Instruction papers, warranties, etc. attached to strollers, exersaucers, cribs, etc. are an added bonus for buyers. You can go the manufacturer’s web site and download instructions which should include the retail price so people know what kind of great deal they are getting.
- Call out name brands and “hardly worn,” “never worn,” “new with tags” on your price tags.
- Double check that your larger items have not been recalled: U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.
Stain Removal Tips
- Grease Stains: For dark spots on dark fabrics, which are usually a grease stain, use Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. Rub into the stain and wash as normal. Almost always works great, even if the item has been dried in the dryer. Occasionally it will take treating twice.
- Yellow Stains: Mix about 1/2 cup dishwashing detergent (such as Cascade) with 1/2 cup of Clorox 2 (the pink liquid) in about 1-2 gallons of water. Soak the stained item in the mixture for several hours, then wash as usual. Works for other types of stains as well.
- Please send us your stain removal tips… we’d love to hear them!