After 20 successful years of business, it is time to bid farewell to Consigning Closets. This was a bittersweet decision as so many of you have been with us for many years. Whether you consigned, volunteered, or shopped at our events, you were an integral part of our success! We are also grateful for SonRise Baptist Church as they have been so gracious to allow us to host our events year after year. As we close this chapter, we wish you God's blessings and all the best!
Sincerely, Vicki Powell
Because Children outgrow their clothing, toys, and miscellaneous items; and let's not forget about those Expectant Mothers - they, too, outgrow their clothes and maternity related items! When you consign, the money earned can go toward equipping your kids for the next season. Imagine not having to haggle with buyers at yard sales, or deal with the posting & shipping challenges of selling online. It's an easy way to earn money (consign items) and save money (purchase items - up to 90% off retail prices!) Consigning Closets has been in business for over a decade and is highly organized and efficiently operated. In addition, our host facility, SonRise Baptist Church, is centrally located and we advertise extensively which means your items are more likely to sell! Consignor space is limited and registration closes once capacity has been reached. As a way to inform and equip Consignors, we have provided the following Consignor Information and Preparation Instructions for Consignment Items so that you can properly and efficiently prepare your items - presentation matters and quality items that are reasonable priced typically sell!
You will be asked a few questions and a signature will be required. IF you have any items priced $10 or higher, please submit the Items $10 or Higher form online no later than Drop-Off day. Bring TWO (2) self-addressed stamped #10 envelopes (business size only - please no small or odd size envelopes! #10 ONLY!) OR if you prefer, we will deduct $1.50 from your Consignor check.
When will I get my Consignor Number?
Upon receipt of Consignor Registration and Payment, we will issue a Consignor Number via email. IF you participated in the last Sale AND elected to Pre-Register when you checked-in, then you are already registered for the next Sale as the SAME Consignor Number. If you DID NOT participate in our most recent Sale (even if you Pre-Registered when you last participated) you need to register for a NEW number and will need to pay the registration fee. Registration fees help us cover our ever increasing fixed costs of hosting and promoting the Sale. Therefore, your fee AND Consignor Number are good for the current Sale only, EVEN if you miss the Sale or otherwise cannot participate. The ONLY way to keep the SAME number from Sale-to-Sale is to Pre-Register when you check-in on Drop-Off Day.
Payment will be mailed within THREE weeks of the Sale date. Consignors earn 70% of selling price (If you dropped off on Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm). Wednesday, 9 pm Drop-n-Dash Consignors earn 60% of selling price. Thursday Drop-n-Dash, as well as drop-offs after 4pm on Thursday, earn 50% of selling price.
What is Drop-n-Dash?
Drop-n-Dash Consignors prepare their consignment items and are required to go through the screening process; however, they save time by not having to place their items on the Sales floor - we do it for them so they are able to do as the name implies - "Drop-n-Dash"! Many like this option because it allows them to drop-off on Wednesday, 9 pm (no appointment needed).
Important Dates & Private Sale Info
Refer to Next Sale Info Page and mark your calendar for Consignor drop-off and pick-up dates. If you are unable to attend the Private Sale you may give your Preview Pass to someone else (one shopper per pass).
Merchandise Credit & Exclusive Shopping Privileges
Please consider volunteering for a shift. Volunteers earn Merchandise Credit and Exclusive Shopping Privileges! Refer to the Volunteer Page for details.
What do I need to bring to the Sale?
Consignor Drop-Off & Check-In
You may unload your items in the circular drive, but then you MUST park your car in the parking lot before checking in. After check-in, you will go through the screening process and place your non-clothing items on the sale's floor. Note: Only Consigning Closets team members will be permitted in the clothing section.
Pay very close attention to the instructions on how to tag your items. Your tags are how you get credited for the sale at our checkouts and how you get paid. At EVERY Sale we see tags that are unreadable, have a price but no Consignor number, have the Consignor number but no price, have additional numbers on them (against our policy and very confusing at checkout), etc., etc. PLEASE take the time to make your tags simple and readable. This makes our job easier AND helps ensure that you get credited properly for all of your items that sell!!
Depending on brand name and condition, items should be priced 25-35% of retail. For example, a $100 item would be priced to sell at $25 -$35.
Items should be priced in 50 cent increments. In other words, nothing should be priced for less than 50 cents and should be divisible by 50 (.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, etc.)
Highlight the Price on the tag if you do NOT want the item to sell for half-price on Saturday. Colored Index Cards, Highlighting ANY other part of the tag besides the PRICE, or using a worn out highlighter that does not produce a distinct visual highlight of the price WILL NOT COUNT AS A HIGHLIGHT AND THAT ITEM WILL BE SOLD AT HALF PRICE ON SATURDAY!!
Our Recommendation: We suggest that you do not highlight your tags; rather price items a little higher - chances are they will sell at full price, but if they don't, they will likely sell at half-price which beats it not selling at all! When determining prices, keep in mind that shoppers will be drawn to the non-highlighted tags all day Saturday so be reasonable when determining prices (not too high or too low) as consignment shoppers are looking for bargains! Put yourself in the shopper's shoes and ask yourself - "How much would I pay for this item?" and then price accordingly - 25-35% of retail, depending on brand name and condition is a good rule of thumb.
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VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER NUMBERS ON YOUR TAGS EXCEPT CONSIGNOR NUMBER, PRICE, AND SIZE. ANY OTHER NUMBERS ON THE TAG GREATLY INCREASES THE CHANCE THAT YOUR TAG WILL NOT BE CALLED CORRECTLY AT CHECKOUT AND YOU WILL NOT GET CREDIT FOR THE SALE!!!
We prefer that you use the Tag Template above which is located on the Downloads page as it will automatically show you where to put designated information (consignor number, price, etc.); however, for those who prefer to make their own tags, please refer to the tag examples above and use half of a small index card. Do not use stickers, post-its or other flimsy paper! When attaching tag to clothing, do not insert pin through Consignor Number! All clothing must be placed on hangers except for (socks, bibs, sleepers/onesies, etc.) which should be placed in Zip-Lock bags (tape tag to the inside of the bag). Note: In order to hang sleepers/onesies they must be valued at $3 (minimum). You may group them together in order to reach the minimum price. When tagging clothing, use safety pins (no straight pins!) to secure tag to the upper-right hand side of garment. Note direction of hanger hook - it makes a question mark when item has been properly placed on hanger. If using a professional garment gun, attach tag to clothing label; otherwise, it may put holes in clothing! Be sure to make tag visible after tag has been attached to clothing label. When tagging non-clothing items, use packaging tape to secure tag to item. Do not use scotch or masking tape! If items are in boxes or are placed in Zip-Lock bags, be sure to tape them closed to ensure that all parts remain intact.
We will not accept clothing that is torn, worn, stained, has missing buttons or broken zippers; nor will we accept non-clothing items that are dirty, non-working and have missing pieces. Also, we will not allow any R rated movies or questionable items.
Women's Adult Clothing
Out-of-season Clothing (unless brand new with original tags)
Heavily Worn Shoes
Expired Car Seats (If no expiration date is given, car seats expire six years from the date of manufacture.)
Stuffed Animals (unless they talk or are interactive)
Nursing Bras and Underwear/Panties
Non-Working Electronic Items. It is very important that you TEST any electronic items before putting them in the Sale. If they do not work, Do not bring them! Also, check the battery compartment of any electronic items to verify that there are no leaking/corroded batteries.
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Effective Fall/Winter 2017
Due to many months of warm weather in Georgia, we will now accept shorts and T-shirts at both sales; however, we will NOT accept strapless/strapey shirts or any summer themed T-shirts at the Fall/Winter events.
Spring & Summer clothing will be accepted for the Spring Sale and Fall & Winter clothing will be accepted for the Fall Sale. Blue Jeans, Khakis and White long pants, as well as light weight slacks and Capri/Crop pants will be accepted at both Sales. We will also accept short sleeve shirts at both Sales (sleeveless - summer only). If a garment has an out-of-season theme, save it for the next Sale. Exception: All seasons will be accepted for Brand New Clothing with original tags
Shoes must be in excellent/like new condition and must be placed in Zip-Lock bags or zip-tied together (zip-tied preferred).
Strollers (including Jogging & Umbrella), High Chairs, Gates, Pack 'n Plays, Bouncy Seats, Exersaucers, Car Seats & Carriers, Swings, etc.
Cribs, Cradles/Bassinettes, Toddler Beds, Changing Tables, Dressers/Chest of Drawers, Book Shelves, Hampers, Etc.
Bedding Ensembles & Accessories
Quilts, Blankets, Mobiles, Lamps, Wall Hangings/Pictures, Etc.
Bath Toys, Faucet Covers, Hooded Towels and Bath Tubs & Seats - Must be in excellent condition!
Potty Chairs & Diaper Disposal Systems
Must be odor-free and in excellent condition!
Large Indoor Toys & Equipment
Exersaucers, Bouncy Seats, Jumpers, Rocking Horses, Kitchenettes, Activity Tables, Toy Boxes, Tables & Chairs, Etc.
Large Outdoor Toys & Equipment
Play Gyms & Houses, Slides, Scooter Cars & Trucks, Tricycles & Bicycles, Slides & Swing Sets, Wagons, Etc.
Battery Operated Items
Battery operated items are more likely to sell if they have batteries in them (optional). Please test battery operated items to be certain that they work and state on the tag that they do (along with the required size and number of batteries). Also, old batteries will corrode so make sure that there are no corroded batteries!
Dolls & Houses, Action Figures, Legos, Lincoln Logs, Interactive Stuffed Animals, Play Phones, Pull Toys, etc.
If grouping books, list all titles on the tag and place books in Zip-Lock bag or secure well with curling ribbon.
Hats, Belts, Gloves, Hair Accessories, and Purses
Fun in the Sun
Swim Suits & Cover-Ups; Goggles & Water Toys; Sandboxes and Picnic Tables
Baseball Gear, Basketball Hoops & Balls; Bike Carriers & Trailers; Skateboards & Roller Skates
Halloween & Year-round Dress-Up
Coats & Jackets
Uniforms (School, Scouts & Sports)
Maternity Related Items
Clothing, Breast Pumps, Nursing Pillows and Books
Safety Related Items
Baby Monitors, Bed Rails, Safety Gates, Door Knob Covers & Cabinet Latches, Fireplace Bumper Guard, etc.
Toddler/Child TV Systems; Wii, X-Box, Play Station, Karaoke Systems Videos, DVD's, CD's, Games (Please check to make sure that the title on these items match the title on the case and tape them closed.) Clocks and others electronic that entertain/serve a purpose.
Rugs, Lamps, Clocks, Bookshelves, Closet Organizers, Bedding (x-long), Small Refrigerators, Microwaves, Crockpots, Toasters and anything "dorm" related will be accepted!
Shopping Cart Handle Cover
Large Item Bulletin Board - You may list anything! (not limited to child related items!)
If you have items that are too large to bring to the Sale we encourage you to post them on our bulletin board at the sale. On a standard sheet of paper, compose an ad, but do not include name or contact information; rather, design the ad as you would any other item being placed in the Sale. Be sure to Include: Consignor number, price, description, photo (optional, but preferred).