Preparing Sale Items
How to Prepare Craft Items
How to Prepare Clothing Items
  1. We do not allow the use of tagging guns.  Please ensure all tags on clothing are secured with safety pins only.  The barbs from tagging guns can easily damage clothing, and tags tend to separate from the garment easily.

  2. Furniture and baby gear, such as playpens, toddler beds, cribs, etc., must be set up and assembled so that shoppers can see the item fully displayed.

  3. Clothes must be free of any stains, holes, or excessive wear, and are current styles (within 5 years), unless items are tagged for the $1 rack.

  4. Use wire hangers for all clothing, except clothing sizes 18 months and under may be hung on plastic children’s hangers.  Items should be hung on the hangers so the hook looks like a         question mark, with the tag pinned on the right side of the garment.

  5. If clothing is not pinned correctly, you will be asked to pin them correctly before you leave drop-off.

  6. We will not accept clothing with foul smells or items that are outdated or overly stained.

  7. When preparing your clothes, make sure they are washed and hung with all buttons buttoned and all zippers zipped. This will give your item a better appearance and have a better chance of selling.

  8. Pants and skirts should be pinned to the top part of the hanger by folding the left and right side of the garment over the wire hanger and then sticking the pin through 4 points of entry. This prevents items from sliding to the bottom of hangers. Pants folded in half over the hanger will not be accepted.

  9. Secure the clothing with additional safety pins if needed. Two-piece sets should be secured with safety pins to the hanger. Pants and tops sold in sets must be the same size.  When hanging sets, hang the shirt, and then hang the pants behind the shirt, where both are visible for the buyer to check.  If your item has matching accessories, put them in a Ziplock bag and attach it to the hanging item.  Tape the bag to ensure pieces do not get lost.

  10. Separate and size your items by gender and category. This will help to reduce your drop-off time. For example, if you have items for the $1.00 rack, do not put them in with the regular clothing.  These items will go on a separate rack at the sale. Categories that should be separated include: Boutique clothing, $1.00 rack, Juniors, Adult, Costumes, Swimwear, Maternity, Holiday wear, and Sports/Dance items, toys.

  11. We have a $1.00 rack that is an as-is rack only.  This is for minimally stained or otherwise flawed clothing that can be used as play clothes (small holes, pilling, pulls, stretched out, etc.)  These items can be priced at $1.00, and the flaw(s) must be noted in the printed description on the tag and also notated “as is.”  You can also mark these items as discounted.
     NOTE:  Items priced at $1.00 that have no stains or holes will be located in the regular clothing section according to size and gender.  The $1 rack is for young children's clothing only.

  12. SHOES -  Zip-tie or tie together.  Do not put shoes in bags unless there is no way to tie them together. They sell better when buyers can view them.

  13. Baby Gear - All baby carriers, nursing covers, swaddlers, diaper bags, receiving blankets will need to be secured on hangers.  If they are not hung, you will be asked to hang them before leaving. We will have hangers available for purchase if you do not have any.  Potty chairs and diaper pails must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.  We suggest a bleach solution.  Baby items, such as shampoo, wipes, OTC ointments, must be new and unopened.

  14. Toys - Secure all pieces and ensure the items work before bringing them to drop-off.  Toys must be wiped down and clean.  If toys have been stored, please be sure that dust and dirt have been cleaned off.

  15. Books – You must use painter’s tape to secure your tags on books unless they are in bags.  Any other type of tape will tear the cover of the book when it’s removed.

  16. Odd-Shaped Items – For items that are hard to adhere tags to, it is best to use string to tie the tag to the item.  Do not tape down a tag on a round item.  The scanner cannot read the barcode unless the tag is flat.

How to Prepare Crafting Itemss
  1. Fabric – There are several ways you can tag fabric.  You may use safety pins to adhere the tags to fabric.  You may put fabric in Ziploc bags and tape or staple tags to the bag.  You may bundle fabric together with string, placing one string horizontal and one string vertical around the bundle and tying the string through the tag. 

  2. Scrapbooking Stamps – Rubber stamps can be bundled together in Ziploc bags.  Use packing tape or staples to adhere the tags to the bag.  Packing tape is best so that the tag doesn’t come off during shuffling of items at the sale. 

  3. Odd-Shaped Items – For items that are hard to adhere tags to, it is best to use string to tie the tag to the item.  Do not tape down a tag on a round item.  The scanner cannot read the barcode unless the tag is flat.