Here are some guidelines to help as you prepare your items for the sale. Click here to see what is acceptable and not acceptable for the sale.

Supplies Needed

HANGERS – in order to protect your clothing items we only accept plastic hangers. Find plastic hangers at Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar Stores. Retail plastic hangers are acceptable too.

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.

Clothing

The better they look, the better they sell! Please take time to wash and iron your clothes if necessary. Please check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, etc. We will be double checking at the store and will not receive any item that is not in excellent condition. 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.' No metal hangers, please! Plastic and wire-coated hangers can be purchased at discount stores. This makes shopping more pleasant for everyone! Click here to see what is acceptable and not acceptable for the Sale.

All clothes and shoes need to be Fall/Winter only. All clothing must be seasonally appropriate, less than 2-3 years old, and freshly washed (please make sure clothing is free of pet hair as well).

We will accept pants/shorts, long/short sleeve shirts, costumes, Fall/Winter holiday outfits, coats, boots, hats, dresses and winter accessories.

We will also accept name-brand sandals such as Keen, Birkenstocks and Chacos.

We will not be able to accept for our Fall/Winter sale: tank tops, swimsuits, sleeveless dresses, linen, seersucker, sandals, Easter, 4th of July, St. Patrick', and Spring/Summer themed clothing, and water toys. Clothing needs to be clean and odor free. If items have been in long term storage, please go through them and make sure they are current and clean. No stains, holes or excessive wear.

Any items that require batteries to work must have working batteries and items must have all parts.

Please group items together so that they will equal a value of at least $4.00. They may be pinned together on a hanger.

All pants must be pinned to a hanger, not folded over, as they tend to end up on the floor.

Safety pin all sets and accessories securely together. With pants hung on the back of the shirt at the waist. Both pieces need to be viewable without unpinning them.

Shoes

Please only bring your like-new shoes! First, put your consignor number and price on masking tape on the bottom of the shoes. Then safety pin the price tag to a shoe lace or through the shoe eyelet. Put the shoes and price tag inside ziploc bag or zip tie together. Zip ties are preferred since the shoes can be easily seen and tried on by shoppers.

We DO NOT accept snow or fur lined boots at our Spring/Summer events. Those need to wait until the Fall. We accept slides, rain boots or Birkenstocks year round.

Junior Clothing limits

Boy's and Girl's Junior sizes in teen styles of the following brands only. Abercrombie & fitch, adidas, aeropostale, altered state, american eagle, billabong, bke, brandy melville, charlotte russe, converse, draper james, forever 21, free people, h&m, hollister, jordans, la hearts, levi's, lily pulitzer, lucky brand, lululemon, michael kors, miss me, nike, obey, on the byas, patagonia, pink by victoria secret, polo, southern marsh, southern tide, sperrys, steve madden, the north face, top shop, true religion, uggs, under armour, vans, xhilaration and sports team apparel.

We accept boys and girls sizes up to size 20 and junior sizes up to 15 in teen styles. Acceptance of adult sized items in juniors clothing is at the discretion of Rhea Lana's.

Bedding and Blankets

It is best to package a bedding set together in its original clear plastic bag with zipper. These can also be purchased at discount stores.

Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that shoppers can see them. If they are small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a ziploc bag and seal with clear plastic tape. Pin the string tag to the outside of the bag and write your consignor number and price on the bag in case the tag comes off.

Loose Items

Bottles, bibs, rattles, socks, bows, etc group together appropriately in ziploc bags. Seal with clear packing tape. Pin tag to ziploc bag. It also helps to write your consignor number and info on the ziploc with a Sharpee in case the tag comes off during the sale.

Toys, Furniture, Equipment

Must be clean and in working order (batteries included.) Small parts must be bagged and attached to the main part very securely. If parts get separated it will not sell. Board games should be taped closed. Puzzles, books, videos and small toys should be grouped accordingly and put in ziploc bags. Secure with clear packing tape and pin tag to the ziploc bag. It is also good to write your consignor number and info on the ziploc bag with a Sharpee in case the tag comes off. Puzzles should be wrapped securely in clear Saran wrap to keep the pieces intact. TOYS NOT PACKAGED APPROPRIATELY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.


We will only accept Beanie Baby, Disney or other name brand stuffed animals in like new condition.


Large Little Tikes Toys and Furniture are in high demand! When tagging large toys it is best to also attach a piece of masking tape to the toy with your consignor information. This will enable us to sell your toy even if the tag comes off! We sell 95% of Toys, Furniture and Baby Equipment!


Toy recall information- Due to the high number of toy recalls during the past year, we will be inspecting toys very carefully. We reserve the right to pull any toy that we think might have been recalled. To help us, please do not bring any toys that have been subject to a recall. You may check the following website for current toy recalls: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html. Also for a helpful resource made available by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Click here.

Car Seats

Your car seat must have been manufactured within the past five years. It must not be subject to recall or have been in an accident. You may check the following website for current recalls: www.carseat.org/Recalls/179NP.pdf All seat covers and straps must be thoroughly cleaned. 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. Car seats will be closely inspected for safety reasons.

DVDs/Video Games

Double check for scratches and correct disc is in the case before consigning. Place string tag on the outside of the case with only the string taped to the case. Do not tape the case shut until after item has been inspected at consignor drop off. Place masking tape with consignor id and price on the outside of the case.

Children's Furniture Nook!

Rhea Lana's has always carried wonderful children's furniture. Our Hot Springs event is proud to do the same! Please contact Kim to ensure your item is appropriate. We are unable to accept any 'handmade' and 'handpainted' furniture, due to our safety requirements to confirm the craftmanship and materials used, along with the lack of manufacturer information for product recalls. In an effort to maintain excellent quality we will be very selective in the items we accept. All items must be assembled prior to arrival or at consignor check in. Assembled items will sell better during the event and the condition will be confirmed at check in.

If you have any questions we’ll be happy to help! Contact Kim Burbank at kim@rhealana.com.