to Sell & How to Prepare Items
is very important, please read here first.
is illegal to knowingly sell any item that has been recalled. Please
make sure none of your items have been subject to a recall for any
can happen to anything including toys and clothing. For example, recent
recalls include: high chairs, activity centers, rattles, bunk beds,
infant bathtubs, wagons, pogo sticks, lamps, several strollers, and
other toys, shoes, and clothing.
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use Google to search or go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
not bring any item to the sale that has been recalled. This law also
applies to selling on ebay, craigslist, or at a garage sale. Return
the item if you can or order a replacement part if that's all it needs.
PIO is familiar with most popular recalls and reasons for recalls
and at our discretion may research on the spot any item we suspect
has been recalled and if we confirm an item is on the list, we will
not allow it in our sale. You can save us all time during drop off
if you review the list for items you are selling before you tag them
all up and bring them to us. Thank you for your help.
Please note our LIMITS on certain items, per consignor number.
Limit on Infant Clothing (0-12 mos): 25 items per size category
(newborn, 3mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo)
Limit on Infant Shoes/Booties (sizes 0-4): 10 pair per gender
Limit on Maternity Clothing: 25 items total per consignor
Limit on total number of items in inventory: 350
(If you have more than 350 items, you might want a second consignor
note our policy on Ziploc bags: Please
tape your tag to the INSIDE of the bag where it is clearly visible
from the outside, preferably in the upper right corner of the bag.
Since we can scan bar codes through a bag, this will provide security
from your tag becoming lost or switched during the sale. Do not leave
your tags loose in the bag, tape them so the cashiers can see it and
scan it easily.
CLOTHING – We accept clothes for babies, children,
and teens that are in season, in good condition, and marked at least
$2. Bring boys and/or girls clothing from preemie through 16. We are
now also selling Juniors sizes, and boys up to size 20.
price clothing at least $2. It's not worth your time and materials
(hanger) to tag a bunch of $1 items. If a clothing item is not worth
$2 alone, pair it with another item if you can by creating an outfit
- add a matching hat, pants, socks, etc. Or pair 2 shirts or onesies
of the same size and brand. Or just put it on your donate pile. Don't
make mismatched outfits to avoid the 25 item limit, people won't buy
those and we may reject them at drop off. Please be sensible.
also welcome maternity and nursing clothes in season. Please choose
the Nursing category for those as they fit differently and are not
intended as Maternity (no belly) and are hung separately on our racks.
In the spring we have several dedicated racks for Easter dresses and
formal wear as wedding and formal attire is needed year round. Don't
forget swim suits, Hawaiian shirts and dresses, rain coats and rain
boots, ballet tutus and other dance related outfits, dress-up costumes,
Girl Scout, Boy Scout, or even school uniforms. Round up summer sports
equipment. Have your kids try stuff on. If it doesn't fit, pass it
the fall we have extra rows for Halloween costumes and winter coats/snow
pants. We'll also have several rounders for holiday outfits (mostly
dresses for girls but you can also find suits for boys) and big displays
basic differences between spring and fall are:
Spring = strapless
tops/dresses, shorts, sandals, sun hats, beach toys
Fall = winter
coats/ski pants, heavy sweaters, corduroy pants and pants with an
inner lining, snow boots, winter hats/gloves, ski/snow toys
OK for BOTH seasons = swim suits, short
and long sleeved shirts, jeans and light weight pants, rain boots,
formal wear, scout uniforms, school uniforms, dress-up outfits
inspect your items carefully before you tag them. We will
also inspect everything at drop off. We will not allow any clothes
that have stains, holes, or missing parts to be placed on our sales
floor. We will reject those items and you can take them home at drop
off. If we find unacceptable items on the floor during the sale, we'll
pull them and mark their tags and you may pick them up at the end
of the sale along with anything that does not sell. Wash all of your
clothes so they smell fresh (and not like they’ve been in a
box in your garage for 5 years). Try to remove obvious stains when
you launder. All year long as your kids outgrow clothes, you can wash,
hang, and even tag and be ready for our next sale! Sew loose hems,
loose buttons, and loose pockets if you sew. Make sure zippers and
snaps work. Spending a little extra time getting your things ready
means more money in your pocket!
need to hang on appropriately sized hangers with the hook facing left
like a question mark (?) and the tag pinned on the right. Tagging
guns are best, but pins are fine. Please see the above illustration
for the best places to attach your tags (button holes are also great).
Aim for a seam so you don't put holes in your clothes and ruin it
before it can sell.
sized hangers are for children’s clothes size 4T and under.
Use adult hangers for clothing size 5T and up. Stock up on hangers
before you sit down to tag items. If you are using wire hangers, you
can get all sizes on those with a little wire bending, they even make
child sized wire hangers. Click here
for tips on where to find cheap hangers and other supplies.
are best hung on the hangers made for pants (with the clips),
but if you cannot get enough of those you can pin pants to any hanger.
Just make sure the pins are on the TOP bar and not on the bottom so
the pants hang flat and won't slide to one side. It's best to pin
the tag through a belt loop or with a tagging gun, aim for a seam.
always sell better. Moms like matching outfits. Sets should
be pinned securely together with pants backed up to the shirt for
easy viewing (think FLIP to see pants). Pants on a separate hanger
could become separated from their top and not sold. You can clip pants
underneath a shirt if you have that type of hanger, just make sure
the shirt hangs on top. Most people will inspect what they are buying,
so make it easy for them to see all of the items.
must be on hangers. Pin several together or use a hanger
made for multiples. Please do NOT put onesies in a bag. They just
don't sell. Everyone cruises the racks, not many will dig in bins
or buy clothes they can't see.
you use a bag... Small loose items like bibs, socks, bows,
etc. can be placed in sets in a clear Ziploc bag with the tag taped
to the inside.
is important: DO NOT seal bags with tape.
Our inspectors need to be able to inspect items inside bags.
Once it passes inspection, the inspector (or consignor) will seal
the top of the bag with tape. This prevents little hands from reaching
in and items from being lost or separated. Please tape your tag to
the INSIDE of the bag. Since we do not pull tags and can scan through
a bag, this will provide security from your tag becoming lost or switched
during the sale.
more note about clothing: Please group clothes by size and
gender before you come to drop off (you might even group them before
you start tagging). You can rubber band sets or lay them in opposite
directions in your box, whatever it takes. Saves time at drop off.
SHOES – Bring children’s shoes from infant
size 0 through teen size 10 (only kid styles please, no
adult styles). All shoes must be in excellent condition.
Be picky on shoes because the shoppers will be. You can place shoes
in their box, but shoes can easily become separated from the box.
styles have a loop on the heel end that can be used to slip a zip
tie through and pair them up. Use a large rubber band to hold shoes
together. You may also tie shoes together by the laces or with ribbon,
zip ties, or loop hooks, just attach the tag first via a hole punched
on the card. Baby crib shoes, booties, Robeez, slippers, or other
small shoes can be placed in Ziploc bags with the tag taped or pinned
to the inside. Consider putting several pairs of baby shoes or booties
together in a bag. We always have an abundance of these. Do not seal
bags until inspected.
TOYS – All toys must be in working order and
clean. The better it looks, the faster it will sell. Any toy that
needs batteries must include batteries so shoppers can be assured
it works. Small accessory parts should be placed in a clear Ziploc
bag and attached very well to the biggest piece. You may tag each
piece with tags that say 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, in case they get
separated, with only bar code on the first tag. (If
you print the tag 3 times, cut the bar code off 2 of them.)
with missing parts will not sell and we don't want to sell them (people
don't like getting home to find they bought an incomplete game or
toy without all the parts!). Please make sure you have ALL the parts.
Games and puzzle boxes should be tied, taped, or rubber banded and
in their original package. The best way to secure a tag on a stuffed
animal or doll is to punch a hole in your tag and tie it around the
neck of the animal or pin directly to its body or clothes. Feel free
to combine several small items (such as books, rattles, teethers,
dolls, or small toys) in a Ziploc bag. Again, DO NOT seal
the bag with tape.
only accept stuffed animals of popular characters (ie: Mickey Mouse,
Winnie the Pooh, Elmo, Dora, etc.) or ones that do something or make
sounds. Ty beanie babies are also acceptable.
BOOKS, MOVIES, PUZZLES, VIDEO GAMES, COMPUTER SOFTWARE
- When tagging these items, please be careful as as some tape is hard
to remove and can rip covers. Tape tags to cover or box with clear
scotch tape or painter's tape. You could also bag them or rubber band
several together (in both directions) or tie it like a package with
the tag through the string. Make sure the knots are TIGHT so it cannot
should be in good shape with no torn or missing pages. No workbooks
with completed pages. Feel free to put several books in a bag at one
price. Again, do NOT seal the bag! Peg style puzzles
can go in a large bag or use plastic wrap or press n seal. While it
seems like a good idea to tape the pieces of a wooden puzzle to the
base, removing the tape can remove the pictures and ruin the puzzle!
Please be careful.
BEDDING - In the past, our bedding section has been
overwhelming and hard to shop, therefore we have decided to organize
in a different way and cannot continue to accept certain items. By
limiting what we accept in this category, we increase the exposure
of your quality items and enhance the sale experience for shoppers.
create bedding SETS as best you can. Put 2 bassinet or play yard sheets
together. Even 2 crib sheets (same size, brand, color, or theme) will
sell better than 1 alone. We can no longer accept single odd pieces
like 1 dust ruffle by itself. The exception is bumpers, these are
OK to bring by themselves. Roll these up and wrap tight.
sets with many pieces should be packaged together in original bag
if possible, or in a giant clear bag, (or bedding bag, the kind with
a zipper), so shoppers can see everything. Better yet, take a picture
of the set showing all the pieces before you pack it up and tape it
to the inside of the bag facing out. Do not seal bags as we will remove
and inspect each item.
blankets must be in sets of 2 or more. Match up the same style (do
not mix pinks and blues!). The best presentation for larger blankets
is folded and clipped to a pants hanger. Small blankets should be
rolled and held with a rubber band or folded and placed in a bag.
cannot accept any handmade blankets, knitted or otherwise. They do
not sell. We only accept fleece blankets with a popular character,
theme, college, or sports team.
INFANT EQUIPMENT – We welcome all infant carriers,
backpacks, slings, strollers, Boppy pillows, play gyms, high chairs,
bouncers, swings, bathtubs, potty chairs, play centers, walkers, excersaucers,
and just about anything else you have. Just make sure it is in good
condition and clean. Feel free to package smaller items together in
sets, like bottles, spoons, bibs, hats, rattles, etc. Remember,
do NOT tape bags shut! If your equipment requires batteries,
they must be included.
pumps sell best as a giant set. Include everything a new mom will
need to get started like bottles, storage bags, pads, even sealed
breast shields. If you don't already have it, go out and purchase
NEW a set of tubing and valves (most hospitals have stores that sell
these as well as Target; this is a sanitation issue, each user should
have their own set) so your buyer will be good to go when her baby
note: We do not accept car seats because of safety concerns due to
us not knowing the full history of each car seat. This concern is
shared with other sale owners around the country. If you need a car
seat, we urge you to spend the money and buy a brand new car seat.
Your child is worth the cost.
you have an expired car seat, you can recycle it year round free of
charge at Legacy Emanuel Hospital or at any Fix Auto repair location!
out the info here. Apparently they have a connection with Keystone
Plastics to recycle plastic car parts and someone realized it would
be a good place to also accept car seats, so a relationship was formed.
They have plans to extend this program across the country, but for
now it's only in Portland.
FURNITURE – There is always a market for children’s
furniture. We will accept bassinets, cradles, play yards, changing
tables, dressers, armoires, bookshelves, toy chests, desks, table
and chair sets, rocking chairs, and gliders with or without ottomans.
We will also accept toddler beds, twin beds, and bunk beds. Built
things have a better chance of being sold, so please plan extra time
to assemble an item on our sales floor so people can see what it looks
like and how to use it (must include all the pieces).
to new crib regulations, we can ONLY accept cribs manufactured after
June 28, 2011.
you own a crib, please check this
page on the CPSC web site to learn more about
these guidelines and make sure your current crib is safe to use or
LARGE OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT – Large toys and outdoor
play equipment must be reasonably clean, free of dirt and internal
water. Bring your slides, swings, sand boxes, water tables, play houses,
ride-on toys, tables, wagons, etc. from Little Tikes or Step 2. These
are hot sellers! You must include all pieces. Clean them as best you
can. Magic erasers work wonders on these! (Target carries a generic
all large toys, furniture and other equipment, please put a piece
of masking tape in a secure place on the item with your consignor
#, price, and item ID#. If the tag gets lost, we will look for this
tape so at least we can still sell the item. We will figure this out
at checkout. This is also added security in case anyone tries to switch
tags on similar items and is useful for items in the hold area.
ABOUT MULTIPLE PIECES: For multiple pieces
being sold as a set, please tag each piece in the set. (Not for clothing
sets! Clothes items should all be attached to each other with pins
or tagging gun and 1 tag.) Only put the tag with the bar code on the
largest piece. Then attach tags with NO bar code to the other pieces.
You could print multiple copies of the same tag (just print 2 copies,
DO NOT enter the item again and create another bar coded tag!). You
might also use masking tape and write your consignor number and #
of X (where X is the total number of pieces) somewhere on each piece.
The largest piece should have the whole info as mentioned above (consignor
#, price, item ID#).
LIMITS on certain items, this is per consignor #.
Limit on Infant Clothing (newborn-12 mos): 25 per size per
Limit on Infant Shoes/Booties (sizes 0-4): 10 pair per gender
Limit on Maternity Clothing: 25 items total
Limit on total number of items in inventory: 350
do not share your consignor account with anyone outside your own household.
Each household should obtain and use their own consignor number. Let's
all be fair and considerate of the time, energy, and expense that
goes into the sale.
It On for Parents!
We will accept books and DVDs for all ages (nothing X rated),
as well as household furniture (for larger items, please call or email
Kim a picture to see we
can accept what you have), small kitchen appliances, sporting equipment,
instruments, tools, crafts, and home decor. Regifting items (new in
package) are also welcome. All items must be clean, in good working
order, and fit into one of those categories. No random knick knacks.
Breakable things may get broken, please package appropriately.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT:
out of season clothes (save them for our next sale!)
Clothing with stains, marks, rips, tears, holes, broken or missing
snaps, buttons, zippers, clasps, ties, pockets, or other parts
Out of date clothes (older than 6 years)
larger than size 10 or any obvious adult styles (no high heels)
blankets (the knitted kind just don't sell)
receiving blankets and single receiving blankets (sets are ok)
free Enfamil diaper bags given away at some hospitals
odd bedding pieces that are not part of a set (see above)
Car seats (we will be happy to recycle outdated car seats)
manufactured before June 28, 2011 (dictated by new safety standards)
Toys that are missing parts or pieces or do not work
bags of misc non-matching small toys/Happy Meal toys (matching sets
Battery operated toys or equipment without batteries (except for
toys that are new in original packaging)
item that has been recalled (unless a fix kit was obtained and is