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Q&A: How do I get that “wrinkle free” look?

I wish that I had a better answer for this blog, but if you want “wrinkle free” (and you do) then you need to heat up that iron.  Yes, you can do a google search for ironing substitutes.  You can buy wrinkle free sprays on the laundry aisle at Walmart.  But there really isn’t a…

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Safety pins

Q&A: What’s the best way to pin pants on the hanger?

In another recent post, we addressed whether or not consigning is worth your time…of course it is! But the time you put into it makes a big difference in what you get out of it. Washing, buttoning, zippering, ironing, hanging…all the “ings”. One of the things we see the most often is pants that look…

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time is money

Q&A: Is consigning worth my time?

I don’t know about your kids but mine go through clothes faster than Kleenex!  We outgrow them long before we could ever wear them out.  So at the end of each season we deal with a decision – what to do with all this stuff we no longer need?  To say I’m sentimental is an…

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Hangers

Q&A: Where do I get hangers?

Clothing is very important to the consigning business.  Over 65% of everything dropped off is clothing.    And all clothing has to be hung.  So a popular question is “Where Do I Get Hangers?” Although we allow you to use any hanger, there are some reasons why we prefer child-sized wire hangers: They’re the right size for…

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Girls whispering

Q&A: Secrets of Successful Consignors

You’re all too young to remember but when I was a kid there was a game show called I’ve Got a Secret…it was in black and white, on channel 3, one of our FOUR channels. Just include that concept in the ones my kids will never be able to comprehend. On the show, the “panel”,…

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