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TOTAL ITEM LIMIT OF 250 ITEMS. INCLUDING CLOTHS TOYS, BOOKS, GAMES, GEAR, ETC. FOR SIZE 0-18MONTHS LIMIT OF 20 ITEMS/SIZE/GENDER/CONSIGNOR. THIS MEANS 20 HANGERS/PER SIZE/GENDER. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE INFANT GEAR OR ACCESSORIES. THIS DOES INCLUDE SLEEPSACKS AND PJ'S ONESIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON HANGERS BUT MAY BE SOLD AS PART OF A HANGING SET OR IN BAGS IN SETS OF 6. QUALITY Look at your items in both natural sunlight and indoor light if possible. Some spots won’t show up in indoor lighting alone but become miraculously visible in sunlight. Checking your items thoroughly before you tag them will save you time. "Clean brings the green," so apply some elbow grease. Sunlight also helps take a fresh look at the overall quality of your item. Items should NOT be faded, stretched out, fraying, or pilling. Double check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines and missing buttons. Replace missing buttons or sew hemlines if you're able to make the items look new again. Protect your name as a consignor and don't try to sell items that are completely worn out or have "can't be removed stains." Ironing is not required but pressed items look better than wrinkled ones. A spritz of Febreze will make clothes smell like new. Don't cut the labels out of clothing because identifying brands and sizes is important for buyers. Are you selling sports equipment? Read this great article from the totally awesome Consignment Mommies site! PRESENTATION & TAGGING TIPS Use either wire or sturdy plastic clothes hangers. The flimsy ones can break and result in lost items. Place all garments on hangers with the hook facing to the left (so that it looks like a question mark). Tags should be placed either: on the original tag inside back collar of a shirt belt loop or pocket seem of pants/skirts etc. DO NOT use pins or a tagging gun to attach tag directly to the front of the garment. This will leave holes or rip the item Pants should be pinned to a hanger with quality safety pins, not folded over or they will wind up on the floor. Use safety pins to hang coordinated outfits together on one hanger, or use two hangers (one for each item) If using two hangers attach the hangers together with a rubber band or tape. Make sure the “bottoms” aren't pinned underneath the “tops” where they won't be seen! Pin accessories (like matching socks, hats or bibs) directly to the hanger, or place them in a Ziploc bag that is pinned to the hanger. ALWAYS GIVE DETAILS ABOUT ALL ITEMS IN SET, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF ITEMS, BRAND AND SIZE OF EACH ITEM. Be VERY specific. This will help us put together any sets that become separated during the sale. PRICING TIPS A good rule of thumb is to price your clothes between 20% - 40% of the original retail price, depending on the quality, brand and condition. Designer, name brand and boutique items will sell for more than discount store items and can be priced closer to 40% of the original retail price. "New with tags” clothes can be priced between 30% - 50% of the original retail price. Do not attach sentimental value to the clothing. Selling "play clothes"? price them at $2 or less. Selling sets? Don't price per/item or the total price will be too high. Price somewhere around BOGO or 1item full price and the other 1/2 price. Choose to include your items in half price day. This is one of the busiest sale days! Though you may not be getting "full price" for you items, you will most likely sell may more items than you would have if you didn't include them. Selling more = more $$ - period! That being said.. Don't let the half price amount affect your regular selling price of the item because it will make the regular selling price too high for consignment shoppers.

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