Miracle Cleaner

So you have inspected your clothing for the sale and you noticed a bunch of stains. WHOMP, WHOMP. Instead of tossing them, give them one more shot with miracle cleaner! Pink Polka Dot Creations combines 1 part blue Dawn with 2 parts Peroxide for her Miracle Cleaner. Tidy Mom uses the same combination for her Miracle Cleaner. Her instructions are as follows: "Mix and pour or spray directly on stain, launder as usual and watch it disappear like MAGIC." I keep a bottle of this Miracle Cleaner in my laundry room to spray on stains, and it has yet to fail me. Besides usual food and other mysterious stains that appear on my family’s clothes, I have used the Miracle Stain Remover to successfully

How to Make Sets (and increase your bottom line)

How to Make Sets (and increase your bottom line!) There are many tricks seasoned consignors have in their bag, making sets is just one of them. Making sets helps with your hanger limits and also helps increase the size of your consignor check! Infant items should be made into outfits whenever possible. Shoppers love a bundle at a good price. Carter’s tends to sell in sets so be sure to resell that way. Also, Gymboree loves to sell coordinated outfits. RI Kids Consignment requires that you have the same size and brand to make a set. 24 months and 2T are not the same size. Also, Carter’s, Just one You, and Just One Year are not the same brand. You need to match Carter’s with Carter’s and J

Hanging, Sorting, Tagging… oh my! (Part 2)

First step in the process! Get your bins and put them on hangers. While you are hanging your items INSPECT them for rips, stains, and tears. Anything that is not sellable toss into a donate bin so you don’t spend any further time on them. When you put them on the hanger be sure to button all of the buttons. zip the zippers, snap the snaps, etc. You want your items to look good on the hanger! If you have an oxford, broadcloth shirt or khaki pants that you are asking a little bit more money for- you might want to hit it with the iron quickly- you want your clothing to have a good impression to the buyer! Here is a second method: First off, separate all of your clothing by gender. Anythi

Hanging, Tagging, and Sorting, Oh My! (part 1)

There are many different ways to organize, hang, tag, and sort. Here is one method that may be helpful. First step in the process: Get your bins and put them on hangers. While you are hanging your items INSPECT them for rips, stains, and tears. Anything that is not sellable toss into a donate bin so you don’t spend any further time on them. When you put them on the hanger be sure to button all of the buttons. zip the zippers, snap the snaps, etc. You want your items to look good on the hanger! If you have an oxford, broadcloth shirt or khaki pants that you are asking a little bit more money for- you might want to hit it with the iron quickly- you want your clothing to have a good impre

Super Spectacular Price Guide!

Pricing is the number one thing that affects how your items sell on the sales floor. It is the most important part of your tagging process. Here are some simple pricing guidelines based on type of clothing: Charge less for casual clothing (leggings, plain long sleeve tees, etc) , clothing in good condition, and infant clothing (under 2T) older toys. Charge the top of the price range more for items new with tags, excellent condition clothing, hot item toys, items with manuals. Larger sizes and dressy items (dresses, nice tops and bottoms) can also command the higher end of the pricing spectrum. Here is an example: The children’s place button up oxford shirt, 4T, excellent condition. Start

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