A Super Consignment Event for Kids now in 2 locations – Clackamas, OR and Vancouver, WA! A Super Easy Way to Make and Save $!

What to Sell and How to Tag

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Item Limits

These are new limits of the # of HANGING clothing items one consignor can bring to the Portland and Jantzen Beach sales.
Hanging Items: 400 items per consignor (If you have more, than you need to get another consignor number.  Ask Susan to give you another #.
0-12 months: 100 items per gender per consignor

Books: 50 per consignor
Maternity: 25 items per consignor
Adult Items: 5-10 items per consignor at Gresham; 25 items per consignor at Jantzen Beach
Teen Items: 15-20 items per consignor at Grehsam; 25 items per consignor at Jantzen Beach

What To Sell and How To Tag

GENERAL PRESENTATION:  It is always preferred to not put an item in a Ziploc bag.  If you can find a way to ziptie the tag to the item instead, that is the best.  If you have had an item in the sale for a couple sales and the Ziploc bag looks old, please replace the bag.

1. CLOTHING: We accept clothes for babies and children (preemie up to children’s size 16 (Junior sizes and Adult sizes may be allowed at the Vancouver sale: Check the “What’s New” page for details on each sale), maternity and nursing clothes in good condition. We also accept costumes, sport and scout uniforms, dance, gymnastics and karate outfits. We cannot accept items with stains, holes, overly worn, or with missing parts. Try to get stains out (stain pen) and fix zippers etc, so you can increase the chances these items will sell.

For the spring/summer sales we will accept only spring/summer clothes and for the fall/winter sales we will accept only fall/winter clothing. Here are some guidelines:

Fall/Winter Sales: We will not accept: bathing suits, sleeveless shirts, shorts, and obvious summer skirts and dresses, spring sweaters, Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, white dress shoes, sun hats. We will still accept: short-sleeved t-shirts, athletic shorts, keen sandals and crocs.

Spring/Summer Sale: We will not accept: winter coats, snow suits, heavy sweaters, flannel shirts, corduroys, and anything with a holiday or winter print (snowflakes, Christmas, Halloween), black dress shoes. We will still accept: pants, jeans, light sweaters, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and play costumes (like pirates and princesses, but not costumes that you would only wear on Halloween).

Hanging and Tagging Clothing: Check out the How To Hang and Tag Clothing Video first. Please hang clothes on plastic hangers (see Tagging Tips for hanger sources). We do not accept wire hangers anymore. Face hanger to the left like a question mark (?), as shown in the picture below. Please attach your tag under the armpit where all the seams come together, in the seam.  This way all the tags are in one location for easy viewing for shoppers (and sorters).   You can attach the tag to the inside seam for short sleeve shirts (middle picture).  Pant hangers make it easy to hang pants. But if need to, you can safety pin your pants to a hanger with a notch.  Do not pin them to the bottom part of a tubular type hanger, or they will slide back and forth on the hanger. You will have the opportunity to get replacement hangers at the end of the sale during pick up times.  Please snap the snaps of onesies!


Tagging Guns: A tagging gun is the BEST way to attach your tags to your garments (see Tagging Tips on locations to purchase a tagging gun). Be sure to place the needle through a seam in the armpit for a shirt or somewhere unnoticeable so you don’t damage the garment. For pants, you can place the needle under a belt loop or in the pocket. If you don’t want to buy a tagging gun, then safety pins are still acceptable, but they leave a bigger hole and will potentially affect the sale of your item. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THE SAFETY PIN IN THE FRONT OF THE GARMENT BECAUSE IT WILL LEAVE A HOLE IN THE GARMENT.

Clothing Sets: For clothing sets, the preferred method is to have an outfit hanger or a hanger for each item and then rubber banded together.  PLEASE don’t attach clothing items to clothing items with a safety pin or tagging gun.  Please describe all pieces/ parts on only one tag. Please do not attach more than one tag per set.

Onsies, Underwear, Socks and Hats: Underwear, socks etc can be grouped by size and placed in a Ziploc with one tag (or if there are just a couple, you can just use your tagging gun to attach them together). Place the tag on the inside of the bag. Use packing tape to seal the bag shut to prevent items from being taken out. Onesies can be grouped together and hung on hanger.  Use a different hanger for each one or use a hanger for meant for multiple items, or you can hang just one on a hanger. Onesies in bags will not be allowed because the shoppers are not able to see the items. Hats will be hung on grid wall with clothespins, so do not put in a Ziploc bag.  You can attach multiple hats together with a gun.  With Socks, please lay your socks flat in the bag and not balled up, or use a your tagging gun to attach them together if you just have a couple.  This is so the shopper can see what they look like.

2. SHOES: Check out the How To Tag Shoes Video first. The best way to attach the tag to the shoes is to punch a hole in the tag and then zip tie the shoes together through the loop on the heel or through the shoelace holes. You can put a piece of tape over the edge of the tape before you make the hole to reinforce it from falling off.  If there is absolutely no way to attach the shoes together, you can place them a Ziploc bag and use packing tape to seal the bag shut.  Or just bring them with you to Drop Off and we will help you figure out a way to display them. Do NOT put tape around shoes to keep them together. The tape will leave sticky residue. Do NOT use tape to attach your tags to shoes.  The tag will fall off.  If you have a shoe box that belongs to the shoes, still put the tag on the shoes and not on the box, in case they get separated.  You can use a rubber band to hold shoes together too.  If you have expensive shoes (over $20), please ask for them to be ziptied to the rack themselves.  We are super picky with shoes.  Please clean your shoes before arriving. Magic erasers do wonders on the white rubber on a lot of shoes.   We do not allow scuffed shoes.

3. TOYS, BOOKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, MOVIES ETC: Check out the How To Tag Books, Toys, Games, Puzzles Video First. Clear packing tape can be used to attach tags to most toy items. Secure loose toy parts (like balls) in a Ziploc taped at the top and then secure it to the toy with more packing tape. Zip ties are the strongest way to secure items together, so be creative. Also check out the How To Tag Multiple Items Video.

For books, please ONLY use clear scotch tape or painters tape instead of packing tape. If you use painters tape, make sure you don’t cover the barcode or your consignor number.  It is easier with scotch tape.
For games and puzzles, please ONLY use clear scotch tape or painters tape instead of packing tape so that the box doesn’t rip. Puzzles are displayed best by wrapping stretch wrap around it and then taped. Put a rubber band around game boxes so they stay together, but seal a couple sides with scotch tape.  PLEASE make sure ALL pieces are there.  Shoppers are very disappointed if they buy something without all the pieces.

We do not accept Stuffed Animals anymore unless they are a popular character such as Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Diego etc, Webkinz and Build-A-Bear.

4. BABY EQUIPMENT: You can bring strollers, bouncy chairs, walkers, bassinets, exersaucers, high chairs, booster seats, diaper pails, etc. If you have equipment that requires assembly, please bring the proper tools for assembly. You are responsible for putting the item together. This helps sell your item. If you have the original manual to the equipment, put the manual in a Ziploc bag and tape or safety pin it to the item. Items must have working batteries included. All baby equipment should be clean, complete and in good working condition.
Package smaller items such as bottles, utensils, bibs, and rattles into Ziploc bags, unless you can ziptie the tag to the item instead.

5. FURNITURE: You can bring in changing tables, cribs, rocking chairs, toy chests, cradles, table and chair sets, bookshelves, desks, twin beds, toddler beds and bunk beds. Please bring the proper tools for assembly. You are responsible for putting them item together.

We only accept cribs that pass the new crib regulations as of June 28, 2011.

6. BEDDING AND BATH: Check out the How To Tag Bedding Video first. For most blankets and towels, please roll them up and place a rubber band around it.  There will be some hanging racks available for larger blankets and towels if you would like to put them on a pant hanger.  Please do not bring queen sheets (unless for Parent Paradise), only crib, toddler, twin and double that are kid-like.

For multiple piece bedding sets, place all the pieces into a large clear plastic bag. You can even take a picture of all the items and face it out. If they cannot all fit in a bag, please see below for instructions on how to tag multiple piece items.

We will no longer accept any handmade blankets, crocheted or knitted. We will accept handmade fleece blankets with a popular character, theme, or sports team.

7. OUTDOOR FURNITURE: You can bring play houses, slides, swings, sand boxes, and tables, ride-on toys, bikes, bike trailers and wagons. Be sure to clean any outdoor item and make sure there is no dirt or water in it. Magic Erasers work well on these.

8. CAR SEATS: Car seats must not be expired or recalled or have be in a crash to be sold. When you drop off your items, there will be a form for you to sign verifying these items. Check the website National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/childseat.cfm) to see if it has been recalled. Please look at the tag found on the side of the seat for the manufacture date or the expiration date. If there is only a manufacture date, then the expiration is 5 years after that date. Some newer car seats have longer life of 6-8 years. These seats will have the expiration date listed on the tag. Please note the expiration date for the seat on your price tag. Also be very descriptive on how it looks…ie “Graco blue and yellow plaid car seat expires Oct 2012). If you have a car seat older than 5 years, you can recycle it for free at Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital (contact Tammy Franks at 503-413-4005 to schedule a drop off time) or bring it to any Fixx Auto Location. Or you can bring it to the sale and we will recycle it for you through the same program.

9. MULTIPLE PIECE SETS: For multiple piece sets, such as bedding ensembles, only put a tag with the price on the largest item. Put “#1 of x” on the bottom right of the tag. On the other pieces, attach an index card or masking tape with your consignor number and “2 of x” with no price.

10. OTHER ITEMS – Here are a few more things you can bring: Nursing items, Party supplies, Scrapbooking supplies or anything to do with kids.

11. PARENT PARADISE ITEMS –  Don’t forget to enter your for the Parent Paradise!  Re-gifts, house-hold items, décor, bedding, tools, office supplies and more.  Make sure the items are “like new”, instead of garage sale quality.  Always check the “What’s New” Part of the website to see limits for current sale.  If you have a small and expensive item, be sure to give it to Susan or Rebecca to put in the glass case.  Expensive purses are no longer accepted, unless they fit into the glass case.

Items That We Do Not Accept

• Clothing or other items with stains, rips, holes, broken zippers, missing buttons etc.
• Obvious off-season clothing
• Out of style clothing (usually older than 6 years)
• Clothing or shoes with obvious adult sizing or styles
• Any Item that has been recalled
• Toys or equipment with missing batteries or pieces
• Grab bags full of miscellaneous toys (If there is a theme, like “Bag of Dinosaurs”, that is ok)
• Happy Meal type toys
• Handmade blankets that are knitted or crocheted
• Free diaper bags that hospitals give away
• Cribs that are not up to the June 28, 2011 standards
• ANY breast pumps or breast pump parts
• Stuffed animals or Beanie Babies, unless they are character (like Winnie the Pooh), Webkinz, Build-a-Bear, and puppets
• Crib Bumpers (unless they are part of a set) and infant sleep positioners
• Car Seat Accessories (like head rests and strap padding), unless they made by car seat manufacture
• PJ bottoms or tops that were part of an obvious set
• Bike Helmets older than 5 years old
• Car Seats Older than 5 years old
• Naked Barbies
• Bags of miscellaneous bottles
• Bottles without caps
• Used coloring books or Dollar Tree books
• Cloth Drawstring or reusable bags
• Souvenir or promotional items such as cups or bags
• Souvenir or tourist shirts except from Oregon, Washington and Disney
• VHS Tapes