When the Player outgrows the Play Room

When we moved into our house , our daughter was in kindergarten.  One of the key selling features, besides three HUGE, beautiful trees in the front yard, was that there was space on one end of the house that we could make into a playroom; space for the dollhouses, Barbies, Polly Pockets, Star Wars figures,…

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Consigning 101

If it were possible to have negative artistic ability, that’s how you would have to describe me. My stick figures don’t look like people. Seriously. So when I was a kid my only “artistic” ability occurred when I did a Paint By Numbers project. Is that even a thing anymore? The directions were very clear…color…

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Where Have All of the Cribs Gone?

Have you ever noticed how the rules for things babies use change all of the time? No? Then have another baby! In the 22 months between my first and second baby, the recommendation changed from letting babies sleep on their tummies to sleeping on their backs. Since then many other changes have been implemented: Which…

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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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Q&A: Anyone have an extra Presale wristband?

A very wise woman at our church was once asked what her secret to parenting was.  “Say yes as often as you can.”  We’ve all been there.  Feeling like you say no a thousand times a day.  It feels good to say yes and be the hero for a change.  Writing this blog post feels…

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Q&A: Tips for Taking Consigning to the Next Level

Consigning is like anything else in life.  You get out of it what you put into it.  I really like this quote by Garth Henrichs, “The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.”  There are times when we know we’ve just got to get in there and…

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Q&A: DC Stain Removal Guide

The most frequent reason clothing items are pulled during inspection at the sales is because they have stains. We are SUPER picky, so even the smallest mark can get an item rejected. Here are a few tips and product suggestions from our stain guru, Leah to help you bring your best to Divine Consign. Stains…

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Eight Easy Steps to the Consignment Process

If you’re new to the consignment process you’re more than likely slightly overwhelmed with getting started. Consigning your kids’ items successfully can be daunting — but with a little planning and organization, the payout can be awesome. If you’re ready to tackle consigning for the first time, here’s a general overview of what your process…

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Avoiding Consigning Pitfalls

Sometimes you have to look at the end to find out what the beginning should be. “Breakdown” occurs on the last day of the sale…it’s when we have a team of volunteers that come in, take everything that is left and sort it all back out by consignor number. It’s our hardest shift, which is…

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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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