STRING TAGS – Avery White Marking Tags Strung (size 1.75 x 1.093 inches) are required on each item to affix our barcode labels to. You can find these at Wal-Mart, office supply stores, Rhea Lana Store (link) or large quantities may be purchased from Amazon.
You’ll also need re-sealable bags (for shoes, small toys, etc…), masking tape, scotch tape, sharpie, and safety pins. For large quantities of quality safety pins we recommend ordering from Cleaners Supply .
If you would like to print your barcodes at home you’ll need adhesive address labels size 1” X 2 5/8” (30 up). We recommend ordering from Amazon Here. Please note: all labels printed at home MUST be printed in color.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS - At our BACK-TO-SCHOOL/FALL & WINTER EVENT we will accept Fall and Winter clothing (Children's, Junior, and Maternity). We WILL also accept shorts and short sleeves since it will be HOT in Texas through October!
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS - We will not accept swimsuits, sundresses, sleeveless tops or clothing with Spring and Summer scenes. Winter coats, holiday attire, costumes, backpacks, and sports attire/equipment are big sellers at our Back-to-School/Fall & Winter Event!
CLOTHING PREPARATION - The better they look, the better they sell!
1) Check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, missing buttons, etc.
We will be double checking at the store and will not receive any item that is not in excellent condition.
2) Wash and iron your clothes!
3) USE PLASTIC HANGERS ONLY!
Please, no wire hangers; we will kindly ask you to switch to plastic hangers if items are brought to Drop-Off on wire hangers! This makes shopping more pleasant for everyone. Clothes tend to fall off wire hangers and may be overlooked and not purchased if on the floor.
Note: Use children's plastic hangers for sizes 10 and below. Use larger plastic hangers for sizes 12 and above. You may also use wire COATED hangers as long as they are 'size appropriate'. Plastic hangers can be purchased at discount stores like Walmart, Target and dollar stores. Some retail clothing stores will gladly give you plastic hangers upon your request!
***When hanging your clothing items, make sure the hanger is facing to the left so it looks like a question mark - ?***
4) Group items together so that they will equal a value of at least $3.00.
They may be pinned together on one hanger.
5) Use larger safety pins to attach all pants to a hanger, ironed flat front.
Pants that are folded over on a hanger tend to end up on the floor.
6) All sets and accessories need to be pinned securely together, with pants hung on the back of the shirt; pin the waist of the pants to the shoulders of the shirt. Both pieces need to be seen without unpinning them. If a shirt/pant set are on separate hangers, rubber band the hangers together.
7) When you are preparing and sorting your clothing items, sort them by gender and size. This will make your online entry process more organized AND will help streamline Consignor Drop Off.
8) When tagging your clothing items, the string tag needs to be pinned on the LEFT shoulder (or right side when looking at the garment). You can loop the string tag through a belt loop on pants, jeans or shorts in order to save a safety pin!
We will be accepting like-new shoes and boots! Please save all sandals and flip flops until our Spring & Summer Event. Shoes are tricky to tag, so please follow these guidelines to insure shoes remain together: 1) Write your consignor number 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 ziploc bag. If the pair of shoes is too large for a ziploc bag, you may secure them together with a ziptie.
It is best to package a bedding set together in its original clear plastic bag with zipper. Large ziploc bags can also be purchased to keep bedding clean and together.
Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that the item is fully visible to shoppers. If you have small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a ziploc bag. Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape and tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziploc bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziploc bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. It is also recommended to write your Consignor ID and price on the ziploc bag with a Sharpee in the case the tag comes off.
Bottles, bibs, rattles, socks, bows, etc... Group these items together appropriately in ziploc bags. Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape and tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziploc bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziploc bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. It is also recommended to write your Consignor ID and price on the ziploc bag with a Sharpee in the case the tag comes off.
All toys must be clean and in working order (batteries included). We will not be able to accept toys that are not packaged appropriately. Please take time to: 1) Bag and attach small parts very securely to the main part of the toy. If parts get separated, it will not sell. Please write your Consignor ID (using a Sharpee on the ziploc bag OR use masking tape) on separate pieces to ensure that they stay together! 2) For GAMES, please ensure all pieces are included and batteries work (if applicable). The item will be checked at Consignor Check-In, and then you can tape the game to close and secure. 3) PUZZLES should be wrapped securely in clear Plastic Wrap to keep the pieces intact. 4) Group SMALL TOYS, BOOKS or VIDEOS together according to likeness and put in ziploc bags. 5.) Group items together so that they will equal a value of $3 or greater. ***Secure the bag closed with clear packing tape and tape or pin the string part of the tag to the outside of the ziploc bag leaving the tag itself free. Please do not stick the barcode label to the item or ziploc bag...only adhere it to a white string tag. It is also recommended to write your Consignor ID and price on the ziploc bag with a Sharpee in the case the tag comes off. Stuffed Animals: Only Build-a-Bear and Disney character stuffed animals will be accepted at our event.
We care about the safety of your children! For this reason, Car Seats will be closely inspected to insure they meet CPS standards. Please make sure that your Car Seat meets the following CPS requirements before consigning: 1) Manufactured within the past 5 years (date located on side of car seat). 2) Never been in a car accident. 3) Has NOT been subject to a recall You may check the following website for current recalls: www.carseat.org/Recalls/179NP.pdf 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. After insuring that your car seat meets CPS safety requirements, please thoroughly clean the seat cover and straps. Pin the white string tag to the top right side of car seat.
Furniture Nook We accept children's furniture including cribs (see note below), changing tables, rocking chairs, children's beds, dressers, desks, bookcases and tables. RECENT 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." We do accepts pack-n-plays and bassinets!
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