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Items Accepted

Decatur Consignment Sale accepts most items related to babies and kids.

Items must be in excellent condition with no tears, holes, missing buttons, broken zippers, odors, or stains. Only seasonally appropriate items will be accepted. All items will be screened during drop-off and any item that does not meet our high quality standard will not be accepted. Check your items in bright light as it is easy to miss a spot or tear when you are getting your items ready at home.

  • Seasonally appropriate children's clothing (newborn - 16 to juniors 1-7) in excellent condition
  • Seasonally appropriate children's shoes in excellent condition
  • Swimwear (Spring sale only)
  • Heavy coats, scarves, mittens/gloves, winter hats (Fall sale only)
  • Clothing accepted at both the spring and fall sales include: jeans and khakis (lightweight for spring), solid color Polo-style shirts (suitable for school uniforms), cardigan sweaters (lightweight for spring), jackets/raincoats (lightweight for sping), dress up items (lightweight for spring), socks, tights and underwear (in like new condition), Maternity for all seasons.
  • Hair accessories, hats, belts, etc.
  • LIMITS ON INFANT CLOTHING: There is a 30 item limit on infant clothing up to, but NOT including 6 months (i.e. 0-3 & 3-6). You may bring 30 items per gender between 0-6 mos. This does not include costumes, coats or swimwear.
  • Maternity clothing for all seasons

  • Nursing Supplies (pumps, bottles, books, nursing pillows, etc.)
  • Feeding accessories (cups, dishes, utensils, bibs, etc.)
  • Nursery items (potty seats, baby monitors, towels, baby bathtubs, etc.)
  • Baby carriers (slings, front carriers, backpacks, etc.)
Bedding & Room Décor
  • Bedding sets, sheets, blankets, decorative pillows, etc.
  • Picture frames, rugs, clocks, mobiles, lamps, etc.
Toys, Games, Puzzles
  • That work properly
  • That include all pieces unless CLEARLY noted on tag
  • With working batteries for battery operated items
  • Stuffed animals in very good condition and odor free
Books, Videos, and DVD's
  • Books (infant, toddler, preschool, early reader, chapter, series, pregnancy, parenting, homeschool curriculum, etc.) that are not marked in and that do not have torn pages
  • Videos and DVDs that are original (NOT copied or recorded) and in good working order. (Note: Please be sure that the video or DVD matches its cover!)
  • Strollers, walkers, highchairs, exersaucers, swings, bouncers, bikes, outdoor play equipment, etc.
  • Toddler beds, twin beds, bassinets, mattresses, pack 'n' plays, changing tables, etc.
  • Children's furniture such as train tables, toy chests, table and chair sets, child size rockers, etc.
  • Car Seats that were manufactured less than 5 years ago, have not been involved in an accident, and have not been recalled. Sellers must call the manufacturer or visit to make sure that their seat does not need a replacement part or has not been recalled.
  • Due to the enormous amount of crib recalls, we are not accepting cribs at this time.

Items NOT Accepted

  • Clothing with missing buttons/snaps, tears/holes, stains or odors
  • Clothing or shoes that are unclean, out of style, or heavily worn
  • Books with writing or torn pages
  • Bath seats with suctions cups
  • Cribs
  • Toys that do not work properly or that have broken or missing parts
  • Items have been recalled. Please visit to double check that you are not unintentionally selling a recalled item.

We reserve the right to remove items from the sales floor that do not meet our guidelines but were overlooked during the screening process.

Tagging Items

Sellers tag and price all of their own items. In order to keep the sale organized and easy-to-shop, we require that all sellers' tags are of a similar format.


  • Card stock (see details on color choices below under "Making Tags")
  • Painter's Tape for books and puzzles (and anything that might rip when the tape is pulled off)
  • Clear packaging tape (not the cheap stuff as it is difficult to remove and leaves residue)
  • Wire hangers
  • Safety pins
  • String or zipties for securing shoes together and for securing items with multiple pieces together.
  • Scissors
  • Red pin for items that you do not want to sell for half price on Saturday

Making Tags

  • Tags must be on card stock. 

    Items tagged on WHITE cardstock may be picked up following the sale
    Items tagged on ANY other color than white will be donated following the sale.

    Important: Please do not tag on beige/light tan/sand colored cardstock as it's confusing for volunteers who are sorting items for pick-up and your items may not be returned to you following the sale. Also, please do not tag on red cardstock due to the use of red pens on 1/2 price day.

  • Circle an item's price in RED if you DO NOT wish to sell that item for half price on the last day of the sale. Prices circled in anything besides red will be sold for half price.

Handwritten Tags

Tags must be approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches and printed clearly.

hand-written tag

Printed Tags

Upon registration you will receive an Excel spreadsheet with detailed instructions.

printed tag

Tags must NOT:

  • Have anything scratched out
  • Be written in light ink or pencil
  • Be made of lightweight paper
  • Be covered with a sticker.

NOTE: Do not reuse the back of an old tag.

Tagging clothing and shoes

  • All clothing items must be hung on WIRE COAT HANGERS with the hook facing left. It will look like a question mark.
  • Attach tags with a safety pin in the upper right side of the garment. Items with straight pins will NOT be accepted.
  • Ensure garments are securely hung. Hang shirts directly ON THE HANGER (Smaller sized shirts and onesies DO FIT on hangers. Bend the hanger if you have to.) Items pinned to the hanger, without being hung on the hanger, will not be accepted. Secure shirts with safety pins only if they might fall off during shopping. Attach pants, shorts, and skirts through the waistband with safety pins.
  • Hang two-piece outfits on the same hanger with the pieces back to back as pictured (below). Hang shirt directly ON THE HANGER and pin bottom to the other side of the hanger with front facing out. Pin bottoms to the hanger, not the back of the shirt. Do not group items as an outfit if they are different sizes.
  • Secure shoes together using plastic cable ties (available at hardware stores) or twine. Attach tags with safety pins, being careful not to damage the shoe. Use ziplock bags only for shoes that cannot be attached to each other.

tag placement

2 piece outfit - front

2 piece outfit - back


two-piece front

(Shirt is hung directly ON THE HANGER)

Tagging other items

  • Toys with Small Pieces: Put small pieces into a ziploc bag sealed with packing tape, tape or cable tie the bag to the toy, and safety pin the tag to the bag.
  • Items with Multiple Pieces: Tag each piece with your code, a brief description, and “1 of 2”, “2 of 2”, etc.; however, only write the item's price on the main tag. If the item has small pieces, they should be packaged securely in clear plastic bags and attached using tape, safety pins, or cable ties.
  • Books: Use painters tape so the cover does not tear when the tag is removed at checkout.
  • Puzzles: Use painters tape, ziplock bags, or plastic wrap secured with tape. Please check that puzzle is not missing pieces and note this on your tag.
  • Board Games: When tagging board games, rubber-band boxes or tape them with painters tape. Secure small pieces in a plastic bag inside the box. Please check that games are not missing pieces and note this on the tag.

  • Write the size on your tags in number sizes (e.g. 6-12 months, 3T, 8, etc.).
  • Write if the item runs large or small on your tag (e.g. Tag says 3T, fits like 2T).
  • DO NOT write the weight as a size on your tags.
  • DO NOT write the size as small or medium. Please see chart below for size guide.
  • European or English clothing and shoe sizes should be stated on the seller tag with the U.S. size. If the U.S. size is not listed on the clothing tag, please check the manufacture's website for size conversion.
Clothing tag:
Seller tag:
Youth XS
Size 4
Youth S
Size 6
Youth M
Size 8
Youth L
Size 10



  • Minimum item price is 50 cents. Items priced other than 50 cent increments will be sold at the nearest 50 cent increment lower than the marked price (e.g. $2.75 will be sold at $2.50).
  • If you do NOT wish for your item to be sold at half-price on the last day of the sale, you must CIRCLE the price in RED. Any item whose price has not been circled in red will be sold at half price.


  • A general guide on how to price your items is 25-35% of the original price (65-75% off original price).
  • If your item is new or in like-new condition, you may be able to sell it at a higher price, especially if it still has the tags.
  • For large ticket items or for items that may need a little help selling, attach instruction manuals and/or print-outs from websites that include a photo, details about the item and the retail price (when possible), as it can help to facilitate the sale.

Price Guide


The following are examples for common brands such as Carters, GAP, Old Navy, OshKosh, Gymboree, etc. Boutique and European brands such as Strasburg, Oilily, Orient Expressed, Tea, Baby Lulu, etc., can be priced a little higher.

  • Play shirts and shorts: $1-4
  • Pajamas : $2-5
  • Nicer shirts and shorts : $3-8
  • Nice 2-piece outfits : $6-12
  • Jeans: $3-8
  • Nice Dresses: $6-15


  • Stroller prices vary greatly based on their condition, style, and features. Most strollers (excluding umbrella strollers) are priced between $20-$100, with double strollers possibly going higher.
  • Walkers and Bouncy Seats: $5-25
  • Exersaucers and Swings: $10-35
  • Car Seats: $15-60
  • Pack-n-Plays: $10-50

Books, etc.

  • Books: $1-4
  • DVDs: $1-8
  • Puzzles: $1-5
  • Games: $1-8 

Seller Tips

In order for your items to sell well, they should be made to look as much like new as possible. Buyers also like to know that they are getting a good deal! Here are some tips on preparing your items to sell well:

  • Launder clothing and remove any stains!
  • Button, snap, and zip all clothing!
  • Write: "like-new", "new with tags", or "worn once" on the tag when appropriate.
  • Include a print-out for larger items including it's original cost.
  • Include a good description of your item (in case the tag falls off).
  • Attach tags securely to your items and clothing securely to the hanger.
  • Price items to sell. Consider selling items at half-price on the last day of the sale!
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