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Do you take?…Part II

Here’s everything you need to know about our season-specific clothing guidelines: We have two sales a year at each location…a spring/summer sale and a fall/winter sale. Yes, we are in Texas and summer lasts a LONG time and sporadically comes during the winter months, but we just don’t have room for all seasons of clothing…

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The Little Thing That Could Make All of the Difference

The hanger. Really? YES! 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 infant and toddler clothing. Putting a 2T shirt on an adult hanger just stretches it out and the shopper will skip right by it. Clothes stay on them….

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Entering Items Series – Description

In this post we’ll address those two long, blank lines in the system where you’re supposed to put a description of your item. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to include and what to leave out but here are a few things to keep in mind when entering your items: Be as specific as possible…

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Entering Items Series – Pricing

Pricing is considered one of the trickiest parts of consigning. You want that price point in between “on sale” and “garage sale”. As a general rule, we recommend 75% OFF the original price. So for a $40 outfit, you might price it at $10. You can add a dollar or so for a boutique brand…

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Entering Items Series – Size

One of the choices you’ll have to make when entering your items is selecting which size to put them in. This can be really straight forward…if it’s an 8, choose ‘8’. We only accept clothing items with the original manufacturer’s size tag so that the shopper will know what they’re getting but sometimes selecting a…

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Entering Your Items Series – Categories

When entering your items for the sale, there are 4 “fields” you have to fill in: price, size, description and category. We’ve recently streamlined our category list to make entering items even faster so here’s a quick tutorial on choosing the right category for each item. Clothing: The Clothing category is the most important one to…

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How to put an extra $90 in your pocket!

Discount and Donate – These are terms you might hear us mention quite a bit but you might wonder, what do they mean and why do they want me to do it? Here are a couple of explanations for you and some reasons why we think it’s so important. Discounting – If you check the…

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A New Way to Declutter

True confession time. Our family has the hoarding gene. We fight it constantly but the urge to keep stuff way past its usefulness is always knocking on the door.  Because it’s a battle, I’m always looking for a new idea…a new “something” to help me be better at simplifying our home. Recently, I read a…

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I’ve Entered My Items…Now What?

Way to go! You got everything entered so you’re ready to tag and get your items ready for drop-off. Here are some of the supplies you’ll need to get your items ready to consign: Cardstock – You can print your tags on any printer except a home laser printer. The ink chips off of the…

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How to get YOUR Clothing Noticed

At our Plano Divine Consign sale, we’ll likely have about 60,000 clothing items. With that much competition, how do you get YOUR items to stand out? It’s all in the presentation. Make sure your hanger is turned the right way, like a question mark. Make sure your tag is safety pinned to the upper right…

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