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! Please take time to wash and iron your clothes if necessary. Items will not be accepted if they smell like smoke. Please check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, etc. We will be double checking at the store and will not accept any item that is not in excellent condition. Use children's plastic hangers for sizes 10 and below. Use larger plastic hangers for sizes 12 and above. No metal hangers, please! Plastic hangers can be purchased at discount stores. This makes shopping more pleasant for everyone!

In the Spring, we receive only spring and summer Children's, Junior and Maternity clothing. We will not accept long sleeves unless it is a spring outfit. Ex: light sweater. We will not accept coats, sweatshirts, Christmas wear, etc.

Please group items together so that they will equal a value of at least $3.00. They may be pinned together on a hanger.

All shorts must be pinned to a hanger, not folded over, as they tend to end up on the floor.

Safety pin all sets and accessories securely together. Shorts can be hung on the back of the shirt at the waist. Both pieces need to be viewable without unpinning them. Another great option is putting the two items on their own hangers and rubber-banding the hangers together so that both items are viewable without taking apart.

*We are limiting children's clothing sizes 0-12 months to 25 hangers. Maternity clothing will also be limited to 25 hangers and juniors clothing will be limited to 25 hangers.

Shoes

Please only bring your like-new shoes! You can zip-tie them together or place them in a ziploc bag. First, put your consignor number and price on masking tape on the bottom of the shoes. Then safety pin the price tag to a shoe lace or through the shoe eyelet. Put the shoes and price tag inside ziploc bag. This keeps all the shoes from getting tangled up and keeps tags from getting torn off and lost. Check out our Facebook page for a visual of pricing shoes!

Bedding

We are unable to take bedding at our current sale.

Blankets

Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that shoppers can see them. You may also put them in a large ziploc bag. If they are small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a ziploc bag and seal with clear plastic tape. Safety pin tag to ziploc bag.

Loose Items

Bottles, bibs, rattles, socks, bows, etc group together appropriately in ziploc bags. Seal with clear packing tape. Pin tag to ziploc bag. It also helps to write your consignor number and info on the ziploc with a Sharpee in case the tag comes off during the sale.

Toys, Furniture, Equipment

Must be clean and in working order (batteries included.) Please, go through your toys carefully to assure that they are not missing pieces or broken. Think of how you would feel if you were the shopper and gave your child a puzzle as a gift...only to discover that one of the pieces was missing when he tried to put it together. :( Small parts should be bagged and attached to the main part very securely. If parts get separated it will not sell. Games should be taped closed. Puzzles, books, videos and small toys should be grouped accordingly and put in ziploc bags. Secure with clear packing tape and pin tag to the ziploc bag. It is also good to write your consignor number and info on the ziploc bag with a Sharpee in case the tag comes off. Puzzles should be wrapped securely in clear Saran wrap to keep the pieces intact. TOYS NOT PACKAGED APPROPRIATELY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.We will only accept Beanie Baby, Disney or other name brand stuffed animals in like new condition. Large Little Tikes Toys and Furniture are in high demand! When tagging large toys it is best to also attach a piece of masking tape to the toy with your consignor information. This will enable us to sell your toy even if the tag comes off! We sell 95% of Toys, Furniture and Baby Equipment!To help us, please do not bring any toys that have been subject to a recall.

Car Seats

Your car seat must have been manufactured within the past five years. You must be the original owner. It must not be subject to recall or have been in an accident. All seat covers and straps must be thoroughly cleaned. 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. Car seats will be closely inspected for safety reasons.

Sporting Equipment, Dance Costumes, Gymnastics Leotards

We all love extra-curricular activities for our children. Recoup some of the costs by bringing in your like new sporting equipment, dance costumes, gymnastics leotards, etc.Do you have a baseball bat that cost a ton and looks brand new? Do you have a custom made pageant dress that no longer fits? Do you have a million dance recital costumes that would be a ton of fun as dress up for another child? We want it! Bring it all in and recoup some of the cost?

Holiday Outfits

'Tis the season to buy holiday outfits! Don't forget to consign your Easter and Fourth of July outfits! These are great sellers at our events!

If you have any questions we’ll be happy to help! Contact Mary Ward at maryward@rhealana.com.