Accepted Items

    • High Standards

      Please do not even consider selling an item if it has a missing piece, a stain, tear, excessive wear, smoke or musty smells, etc.

    • $2 Minimum

      All items (including clothing, toys, books, etc) must be priced at a minimum of $2. If something only has a $1 value then you will either need to bundle it with something else to make an outfit or multiple items otherwise, please leave it at home!! Do NOT take an item that should cost $1 and price it at $2, it will NOT SELL!!

    • Working Order

      Please understand that in order to keep our customers coming back from season to season we can only offer items that are in season & in great working/wearing condition!!

    • 150 Item Limit

      There is a clothing limit of 150 items total, per consignor. The guidelines for infant and maternity items are still in effect. (DIFFERENT for HOLIDAY SALE)

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  • Accepted Items

    • Girls Clothing Sizes Preemie-Juniors
    • Boys Clothing Sizes Preemie-20
    • Infant Clothing – limited to 25 items per size regardless of gender up to 24 mos. (preemie, 0-3mos;3-6mos; 6-9mos; 9-12 mos; 12- 18mos; 18-24mos)
      • This is where things might get a little confusing…our racks are set up this way. So if you have an item that does not fall into one of these sizes (3mos; 0-6mos, etc) you will need to choose where to hang the item. We recommend that you size down since used clothing items are washed they may run smaller than when purchased new. But you may size up if you feel an item runs large. The limits are based on our racks so if you have put your 0-6mos item in the 0-3 category, then that counts for 1 in that category. You can adjust that item though to put it in 3-6mos if you have reached your limit already in 0-3. I hope that makes sense!
    • Maternity Clothing – limited to 20 items per consignor
    • Shoes – maximum of 10 pairs of shoes per consignor. Kids wear their shoes hard so please make sure they are in great condition before you try to sell them!
    • Costumes – accepted year round, but especially popular during the Fall season
    • Gloves, Hats, Heavy Jackets – these are accepted during the Fall sale seasons or ALL season sales ONLY. Please do NOT bring in the Spring sale season.
    • Outdoor Toys (Outdoor play equipment, outdoor children’s furniture, beach gear, bathing suits) – these items are accepted in the Spring & Summer Sale seasons ONLY.
    • Toys
    • Books – any books for children & parents (no “adult” theming)
    • DVD’s – for children & parents (no “adult” theming)
    • Puzzles
    • Games
    • Parenting & Pregnancy books & DVD’s
    • Baby Bedding – blankets, crib sheets, mesh bumpers only, nursery decor
    • Diaper Bags & Purses
    • Stuffed Animals – ONLY those that do something (move, music, talk, etc) and they MUST work with batteries.
    • Baby Furniture & Equipment – strollers, baby swings, pack n’ plays, baby carriers
    • Cribs – Please not that we will NOT accept cribs manufactured prior to June 28 2011.  ALL cribs must have the manufacture date on the crib showing it was made after this date.   
    • Sports Equipment & Accessories – cleats, shin guards, baseball gloves, etc.
    • Craft supplies including scrapbooking items
    • Anything else related to children!!
  • What’s in Season?

    Due to limited amount of rack space and popularity of clothing items, we do limit which season of clothing items may be sold at each sale.  Here is a list of seasons that are allowed to be sold for each of our sales throughout the year:  

    • January Timonium – ALL Season Sale
    • March Gaithersburg – Spring/Summer items ONLY
    • March Frederick – Spring/Summer items ONLY
    • April Timonium – Spring/Summer items ONLY & Home Decor
    • April Howard – ALL Season & Home Decor
    • June Gaithersburg – ALL Season
    • July Timonium – ALL Season
    • September Gaithersburg – Fall/Winter ONLY
    • October Frederick – Fall/Winter ONLY
    • November Timonium – Fall/Winter ONLY & Home Decor
    • November Howard – ALL Season & Home Decor
    • December Gaithersburg – ALL Season 

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    Items Not Accepted

    • FREE ITEMS – free formula samples, free toys from fast food restaurants, free diaper bags, etc.
    • VHS Tapes
    • CRIB BUMPERS – The sale of these items has been outlawed in the state of Maryland.  Please remove these from any bedding set, they are NOT permitted for sale.  Mesh bumper pads are still OK.
    • Underwear – please leave used undergarments at home!!
    • Breast pumps
    • Battery operated toys without batteries – batteries can be purchased at the dollar store
    • Dirty toys, furniture, or equipment
    • Items that have been recalled – please check prior to bringing items