Here are some guidelines to help as you prepare your items for the sale. Click here to see what is acceptable and not acceptable for the sale.

Supplies Needed

HANGERS – in order to protect your clothing items we only accept plastic hangers. Find plastic hangers at Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar Stores. Retail plastic hangers are acceptable too.

STRING TAGS – Avery White Marking Tags Strung (size 1.75 x 1.093 inches) are required on each item to affix our barcode labels to. You can find these at Wal-Mart, office supply stores, Rhea Lana Store (link) or large quantities may be purchased from Amazon.

You’ll also need re-sealable bags (for shoes, small toys, etc…), masking tape, scotch tape, sharpie, and safety pins. For large quantities of quality safety pins we recommend ordering from Cleaners Supply .

If you would like to print your barcodes at home you’ll need adhesive address labels size 1” X 2 5/8” (30 up). We recommend ordering from Amazon Here. Please note: all labels printed at home MUST be printed in color.

Clothing

The better they look, the better they sell!
1) Take time to wash and iron your clothes!

2) Check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, missing buttons, etc.
We will be double checking at the store and will not receive any item that is not in excellent condition.

3) USE PLASTIC HANGERS ONLY!
Use children's plastic hangers for sizes 10 and below. Use larger plastic hangers for sizes 12 and above. Plastic hangers can be purchased at discount stores like Walmart, Target and dollar stores. Some retail clothing stores will gladly give you plastic hangers upon your request!
Clothes tend to fall off wire hangers and may be overlooked and not purchased if on the floor. This makes shopping more pleasant for everyone!

When hanging your clothing items, make sure the hanger is facing to the left so it looks like a question mark - ? Thank You!

4) Group items together so that they will equal a value of at least $3.00.
Infant sleeping gowns or onesies and children's pajamas are great to group together as a set of 2 or 3. They may be pinned together on one hanger.

5) Use larger safety pins to attach all pants to a hanger, ironed flat front.
All pants must be clipped or pinned to a hanger, pants that are folded over on a hanger tend to end up on the floor.

6) All sets and accessories need to be pinned securely together, with pants hung on the back of the shirt; pin the waist of the pants to the shoulders of the shirt.
Both pieces need to be seen without unpinning them. If a shirt/pant set are on separate hangers, rubber band the hangers together.

7) When you are preparing and sorting your clothing items, sort them by gender and size.
This will make your online entry process more organized AND will help streamline Consignor Drop Off.

8) When tagging your clothing items, the string tag needs to be pinned on the LEFT shoulder (or right side when looking at the garment).
You can loop the string tag through a belt loop on pants, jeans or shorts in order to save a safety pin!

9) At our Fall Events we receive only Fall/Winter Clothing (Children's, Juniors and Maternity).
For our fall/winter event we accept the following: jeans, pants, long sleeved tops, jackets, coats, hoodies, Christmas clothing, Halloween costumes, winter pajamas, heavy fabric dresses, winter boots and Cowboy boots.

10) At our Spring Events we receive only Spring/Summer Clothing (Children's, Junior and Maternity).
For our spring/summer event we will accept the following: jeans, capris, shorts, short sleeve and sleeveless shirts, sundresses, light fabric dresses, swimsuits, flip flops and summer sandals.

Shoes

We will be accepting like-new shoes!
Shoes are difficult to tag, so please follow these guidelines to insure shoes remain together:

1) Write your consignor number and price on masking tape, placing on bottom of both shoes. This will help if they get separated.

2) Safety pin or zip tie the shoes together. Safety pin the price tag to a shoe lace or through the shoe eyelet.

3) Place both shoes (with attached price tag) inside ziptop bag. ALL SHOES MUST BE BROUGHT INSIDE A ZIPTOP BAG!

Loose Items

Bottles, bibs, rattles, socks, bows, etc...
Group these items together appropriately in ziptop bags. Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape. Tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziptop bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziptop bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. Also write your Consignor ID and price on the ziptop bag with a Sharpie in the case the tag comes off. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!

Blankets

Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that the item is fully visible to shoppers.
If you have small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a ziptop bag. Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape and tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziptop bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziptop bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. Also write your Consignor ID and price on the ziptop bag with a Sharpie in the case the tag comes off during the sale. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!

Car Seats

We care about the safety of your children! For this reason, Car Seats will be closely inspected to insure they meet CPS standards.

Please make sure that your Car Seat meets the following CPS requirements before consigning:
1) Manufactured within the past 5 years (date located on side of car seat).
2) Never been in a car accident.
3) Has NOT been subject to a recall. You may check the following website for current recalls: www.carseat.org/Recalls/179NP.pdf

You will be asked to sign a car seat waiver stating your car seat has all the pieces and is in excellent condition and not more than five years old. After insuring that your car seat meets CPS safety requirements, please thoroughly clean the seat cover and straps. Pin the white string tag to the top right side of car seat. Also, on a piece of masking tape write your Consignor ID and price with a Sharpie in the case the tag comes off. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!

Large Toys, Furniture and Equipment

Large Little Tikes Toys, Furniture, and Baby Equipment are in
High Demand!

We typically sell 95% of them at our events! Use strong clear packing tape to secure the string part of the tag only to the large item leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziptop bag...only adhere the label to a white string tag. In addition, please write your Consignor ID and price of the item on a piece of masking tape and attach to your large toys and children's furniture. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!

Toy recall information- Due to the high number of toy recalls during the past year, we will be inspecting toys very carefully. We reserve the right to pull any toy that we think might have been recalled. To help us, please do not bring any toys that have been subject to a recall.

You may check the following website for current toy recalls: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/.

Also for a helpful resource made available by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Click here.

Toys (including Games, Puzzles and Books)

All toys must be clean and in working order (batteries included). We will not be able to accept toys that are not packaged appropriately.

Please take time to:
1) Bag and attach small parts very securely to the main part of the toy. If parts get separated, it will not sell. Please write your Consignor ID (using a Sharpie on the ziptop bag OR use masking tape) on separate pieces to ensure that they stay together!

2) For GAMES, please ensure all pieces are included and batteries work (if applicable). The item will be checked at Consignor Check-In, then you can tape the game closed.

3) PUZZLES should be wrapped securely in clear Plastic Wrap to keep the pieces intact.

4) Group SMALL TOYS, BOOKS or VIDEOS together according to likeness and put in ziptop bags.

5.) Group items together so that they will equal a value of $3 or greater.

***Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape and tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziptop bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziptop bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. Write your Consignor ID and price on the ziptop bag with a Sharpie in the case the tag comes off. This will enable us to sell your item even if the tag comes off!

Stuffed Animals: We will not accept stuffed animals.

If you have any questions we’ll be happy to help! Contact Rhea Lana Riner at rhealana@rhealana.com.