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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.

Clothing & Limits?

The better they look, the better they sell! Please take time to wash and iron your clothes if necessary. Please check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, etc. We will be double checking at the store and will not receive any item that is not in excellent condition.

WE DO LIMIT NEWBORN CLOTHING ITEMS (SIZES 0-9 MONTHS) TO 30 HANGING ITEMS PER GENDOR PER CONSIGNOR, 20 HANGING CLOTHING ITEMS IN JUNIOR (HIGH SCHOOL) SIZES, MATERNITY CLOTHING ITEMS TO 15 ITEMS PER CONSIGNOR. YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO BRING YOUR BEST ITEMS IN THESE CATEGORIES.

Each consignor can bring 250 items total.

Use children's plastic hangers for sizes 10 and below. Use larger plastic hangers for sizes 12 and above. No metal hangers, please! These can snag and tear your items. Plastic hangers can be purchased at discount stores or feel free to use the free plastic hangers you get at some retail stores. This makes shopping more pleasant for everyone!

We will accept ACCEPTABLE ITEMS - At our Fall/Winter Event, we will receive Fall and Winter Clothing and Shoes (Children's, Junior, and Maternity). Costumes, holiday attire, heavy fleece and sweaters, winter coats, winter boots, tennis shoes, sports attire/equipment are all big sellers at our Fall/Winter Events. PLEASE SAVE ALL SWIMWEAR, OPEN TOE SUMMER SANDALS AND FLIP FLOPS for our next Spring and Summer Event (we will not be accepting them this season!)
Please group items together so that they will equal a value of at least $3.00. They need to be pinned together as well so they don't get separated. Infant sleeping gowns or onesies and children's pajamas are great to group together as a set of 2 or 3. They may be pinned together on one hanger.

All pants must be clipped or pinned to a hanger, not folded over, as they tend to end up on the floor and shoppers want to see the entire pant to purchase.

Safety pin all sets and accessories securely together with pants hung on the back of the shirt. Both pieces need to be viewable without unpinning them. Another good option for outfits is to hang the top and bottom separately and bundle the two hangers together with a rubber band.



Shoes

We will be accepting like-new shoes! Shoes are difficult to tag, so please follow these guidelines to be sure shoes remain together:

1) Write your consignor number, size, and price on masking tape, placing on bottom of both shoes.

2) Safety pin the price tag to a shoe lace or through the shoe eyelet.

3) Place both shoes (with attached price tag) inside a Ziploc bag.

Bedding

It is best to package a bedding set together in its original clear plastic bag with zipper. If you no longer have the original bag, you can purchase Extra Large Ziploc plastic bags at discount stores. Seal the bag with clear packing tape and pin the string tag to the bag. It also helps to write your consignor number and price on the Ziploc bag with a Sharpie in the case that the tag comes off during the sale. Shoppers also like to see a picture of the set (if one is available) or a list of all the items included in the set. Tape these items inside the Ziploc bag. PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT LONGER ACCEPTING CRIB BUMPERS.

Blankets

Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that shoppers can see them. If they are small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a Ziploc bag and seal with clear plastic tape. Safety pin the tag to the Ziploc bag. It helps to write your consignor number and price on the Ziploc bag with a Sharpie in the case that the string tag comes off during the sale.

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 helps to write your consignor number and price on the Ziploc bag with a Sharpie in the case that the string tag comes off during the sale. We will not accept used nipples or pacifiers - only new, in the package of these items.

Toys, Furniture, Equipment

Must be clean and in working order (batteries included.) Small parts must be bagged and attached to the main part very securely. If parts get separated the item 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 Disney or Build a Bear 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!

Toy recall information- Due to the high number of toy recalls during the past year, we will be inspecting toys very carefully. We reserve the right to pull any toy that we think might have been recalled. To help us, please do not bring any toys that have been subject to a recall. You may check the following website for current toy recalls: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html. Also for a helpful resource made available by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Click here.

Car Seats

Your car seat must have been manufactured within the past five years. It must not be subject to recall or have been in an accident. You may check the following website for current recalls: www.carseat.org/Recalls/179NP.pdf 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.

Cribs

GOVERNMENT RULING ON CRIBS "Because of our high regard for the safety of children and in light of the recent ruling by the CPSC, Rhea Lana's Inc. will no longer be accepting ANY cribs manufactured before December 2010. Cribs manufactured between December 2010 and June 28, 2011, must have a certificate of compliance and not be recalled to be consigned with Rhea Lana's. Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011, and has not been recalled, can be consigned as long as it meets Rhea Lana's quality standards." ~statement released by Rhea Lana's Inc. (7-12-11)

Acceptable Items

Boy's sizes 0-18, girl's sizes 0-18 and junior sizes 1-11 in teen styles - Infant clothing - priced competitively - its abundant! - Shoes in excellent condition - Baby furniture and equipment - Nursery accessories - High quality toys, books and video games - Sports accessories - Maternity clothing and Maternity items - Holiday Attire

Unacceptable Items

Recalled Items. - Out-of-date clothing - It will not sell! - Any item that is stained, torn or overly worn. - Items with missing buttons, broken zippers or lost parts. - Battery operated toys without batteries. - Baby equipment that is not clean or has been recalled. - Bags of loose toys unless theme oriented (i.e. bags of all army toys, Barbie toys, all cars and trucks, etc.) - VHS movies - Stuffed animals - Crib bumpers - Breast pumps

If you have any questions we’ll be happy to help! Contact Rachel Grote at rachelg@rhealana.com.