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How to Prepare Your Merchandise

Jack & Jill only accepts quality, clean, and current items! See “Items Accepted” for additional information. Make sure you have scrutinized each item as though YOU were going to buy it. Check for stains, holes, missing parts, etc. These are unacceptable.

  • Packing tape is ideal for many toy items.
  • Cribs, swings, and pack ‘n plays MUST be assembled by you!
  • On large multiple piece items (for example crib and changing table set or car seat with 2 bases) write “1 of 2? and “2 of 2? with descriptions on each piece, but ONLY put a price on the tag on the most visible part of the set! DO NOT put a price on both tags, only on the tag marked piece #1 ! 

Tips for Preparing Items

  • A fresh laundering and ironing will help sell your clothing items
  • Please thoroughly clean baby equipment, including washing fabric covers to car seats and strollers to make sure your items sell
  • Please be sure that all snaps and buttons are all accounted for
  • When hanging clothing  make sure that as you face your item the hanger will look like a question mark “?”
  • When hanging pants, be sure you PIN the pants to the hanger shoulders (unless you are using pant hangers), not the straight bottom edge, to keep them from sliding around and to display them best. Pin through the pocket area, catching the backside of the pants as well
  • Undergarments (including “Onesie” undershirts) are the ONLY clothing items that are to be in clear Ziploc bags! If an undergarment is in a Ziploc, please attach the price tag to the outside of the Ziploc. Also write your consignor number on the bag.
  • If you group multiple items, seal in a Ziploc with clear packing tape, attach tag to bag and list all items under tag description. Tape Ziploc shut with clear packing tape
  • Hang all Snuglis, Bjorn Carriers, Slings, and Head Supports on hangers and safety pin to hanger so they cannot fall off
  • Toys get played with!  We cannot be responsible if your toy parts get separated. If there are multiple pieces being sold together, secure well!
  • Be sure to wrap wooden puzzles in plastic first before taping or tape ruins the front of the puzzle! 2 gallon Ziplocs fit puzzles well and help prevent damage from tape
  • Attaching a printout of your large toy items from the internet with the retail price shown can help sell your item
  • Consider providing manuals and/or internet reviews for high-dollar items, especially if they have unique features. Secure them to items in a Ziploc bag.
  • Toys and baby equipment MUST have batteries as needed to ensure that they are in good condition. We cannot offer returns, so shoppers are apprehensive of items that may not work. Dollar stores sell batteries.
  • Puzzles, games and all multi-pieced items MUST be complete. Assemble them or count items to verify a complete set before sealing the package, then mark “all pieces included” on tags and seal to prevent loss.
  • Check books for missing, torn pages. If you group multiple titles, seal in a Ziploc with clear packing tape, attach tag to bag and list all titles under tag description.

Regarding Sets

  • Be sure both items of a set are the same size, otherwise please sell separately!
  • Pin sets securely together with pants hung on the backside of the shirt pinned at the waist to the top of the hanger. Both pieces can be viewed fully without unpinning or raising the shirt, with the pants facing the opposite direction of the shirt and sets will not become separated when on the same hanger.
  • If you choose to hang pieces of a matching outfit on separate hangers (for example delicate fabric that may be damaged by pins), secure the hangers together with a cable tie through the triangle, not around the neck where it will slip off.  Make certain pants will stay on the hanger.
  • See directions for pricing multiple piece items in the Pricing section to follow.

Tagging Supplies Needed

  • 3x5 blank index cards
  • Child sized hangers for clothing up to size 4. Adult hangers are fine for sizes 5 and up. Old Navy  throws away hangers daily. Ask for them there or purchase them at Wal-Mart or your local dry cleaners
  • Safety pins 
  • Ziploc bags (assorted sizes) for shoes, toys, socks, etc.
  • Clear packing tape for attaching tags to Ziplocs and plastic toys
  • Blue painters tape for attaching tags to books and game/puzzle boxes. Unlike regular masking tape, blue painters tape prevents tearing of surface of items