We ask that you come prepared for drop off with all items tagged with the exception of large items. Remember to bring those tags as they will be attached to a security sheet and then put on the item. The more prepared you are for drop off, the quicker you will be in and out the door.
Please note that you will receive multiple reminders regarding the dates and times for drop off. However, unless we notify you, these are currently the only dates and times for drop off and therefore make sure that you schedule and makes these dates and times.
Drop Off Dates and Times
Regular Drop Off
Regular drop off is where you bring your items in and wait while they are inspected. At times, there may be a wait, but we are pretty good about it not being very long. The more organized you are at drop off, the sooner you can be in and out. Remember that your items must be sized as you will be responsible for sizing them on the rounder. Do not come to drop off without your items grouped by size. It will slow everyone up. Information on sizing will can be found above.
Drop and Dash
Drop and Dash is where you bring your items in BOXES or BINS labeled with your consignor number. Your items will be inspected, but you do not wait around. You will return to pick up your rejected items at another time. Drop and Dash people are also responsible for having their items sized.
If you have designated all of your unsold items as donate in the system, we suggest Drop and Dash. Please bring your items in boxes that you do not want back.
Inventory Drop Off Tips
Before you come in, please make sure that you visit the other pages on our website for information on preparing your items, the correct way to tag your items and the correct way to tag and hang your clothing items. When looking at the front of your clothing items, the top of the hanger should look like the top of a question mark and the tag should be on the upper right. There are pictures on the website at the bottom of the Print Inventory Tags page to help. If your items are hung incorrectly, they will go out on the racks that way. Do NOT use straight pins to tag your items. You need to use safety pins or a tagging gun. If you have to bring your children with you, please make sure to keep them with you at all times. Only the volunteers who are working are allowed out on the sale floor. Our bathroom will not be available during drop off times, either. Please note the times that we close for drop off each day (listed above). At that time, the doors will be closed.
When you come to drop off, your clothing items need to be sized and separated by boy/girl. It will cut down on the time you have to spend there and prevent the drop off volunteers from making mistakes on your sizing. If some items are sized as small, medium, etc., please put them in the number size that they match up to. Every drop off table will have a rounder with size rings. You will be responsible for putting your items on the rounder under the correct sizing. It is easiest to just rubber band groups together, but you can also have them in your boxes or bins separated by changing the direction with each size change. This rule applies for regular AND drop and dash.
Here are the size groupings:
0-3 months includes: Premie, Newborn, 3 months and 0-3 months
3-6 months includes: 3-6 months and 6 months
6-12 months includes: 6-9 months, 9 months, 9-12 months, 12 months, and 6-12 months
12-18 months includes: 12-18 months and 18 months
18-24 months includes: 18-24 months and 24 months
If you come first thing in the morning, there may be a short wait as we process those in front of you. We will work as quickly as we can to get through. Come in and check in with us at the desk. We will ask you for your consignor number and the second question will probably be to ask you if your items are sized. If they are, we will direct you to the first open table that is available. As you bring your items in, we will have you leave your big items(swings, strollers, large toys, bikes, etc.)with us while you take the smaller items and clothing to your table. Put your clothing on the rounder behind the correct size rings and lay your other items out on the table for the volunteer inspector to check. All items that come into our sale are checked. Do not be offended if something is turned away. Even my items go through inspection. It is very rare to have nothing turned away.
If you are going to do Drop and Dash, come in and check in with us. We will ask you when you will be returning to pick them up. Please make sure that your boxes/bins are labeled with your consignor number as that is how we keep them organized. We will also ask you if your items are sized(see list above). You will then be directed to an area to leave your for inspection. Once that is done, you are finished!