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Think Spring and Spring Clean

Spring-into-Spring-Cleaning-400x225I love the snow….I know, it’s not a popular opinion!  But it’s finally been above 40 degrees here in PA and the snow is melting.  I can’t say that I’m sad to see my spring flowers starting to peek through the ground.  It’s officially time to think of Spring and Spring Cleaning!  We have some tips for you to help you get organized to consign as you clean out those closets and garages.

As I sort my own items at home I have a system that might prove useful to you.  I get a couple of bins with lids for the clothing. One bin will be labeled “TCT Spring” and the other “TCT Fall” (and while you are labeling go ahead and put your consignor number on the bin and lid just in case you leave it with us by mistake.)

Anything that I have checked for stains or damage that is acceptable according to TCT guidelines for consigning go into the bins.  If it is toys, books, or games, I will wipe or clean it before I put it in the bin.  Other items that I wish to donate or pass to others goes into a trash bag.  This is my visual way of sorting and keeping my piles straight.

As you sort your clothing and jackets from winter remember we do accept light weight long sleeved items and jeans year round at The Clothing Tree.  We also accept unlined hoodies.  These items can be placed in your spring consigning bin for this season.  We also suggest keeping items sorted by size as you pack up your clothing, it will make your item entry into our tagging software go much quicker.  If you want to read other tips about entering your items into our tagging program see this information.

Once your bin is full place a fabric softener sheet in each clothing bin to keep it smelling fresh.  Here is a list of Acceptable Items.

GOT PRINT postcard-4inx6in template with graphics FRONT FINALOutdoor toys are very popular items at a consignment sale!  It is a nice safe way for you to sell your items at top dollar without risk of meeting strangers.  (Have you read some of the terrible news articles lately?  Some even local!)  Some sun fading on these items is acceptable.  Items that are cracked, mildewed, or peeling are not accepted.  Remember to clean the pedals and tires of bikes, the bottoms of outdoor toys, and flip scooters over to see if there are cobwebs or dirt underneath….eeewww!!  Magic Erasers are my favorite item to clean the plastic of all toys, but especially outdoor toys and the type of bumpy plastic they have.  You will be amazed at how much cleaner it gets than just using a scrub brush!  (Do yourself a favor and just buy the brand name…the generic ones seem to fall apart easily.)

To register to consign with The Clothing Tree all you need to do is click here!  New consignors earn up to 70% and Loyal Consignors earn up to 80%.