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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: 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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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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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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Q&A: What happens when I can’t drop-off at the sale I usually do?

Every season this is a problem for a handful of our consignors…the dates for the location they normally do just don’t work out for them. Here are a few suggestions on how to either avoid the issue or handle it in the best way possible. Get the dates on your calendar right when they’re announced….

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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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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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