Consignment & Volunteer Guidelines
Check the calendar for the drop off times. No appointment is necessary. We will be inspecting all your things at the door, so allow some time, though mostly things move along well. New consignors should e-mail Don@DanisDuds.com for a code number. (You do not need a code number to shop, but if we have you on our list we send out a few e-mails before the sale to remind you.)
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help Dani’s Mom & Dad get ready for the sale, during the sale, and directly afterwards, cleaning up. The only thing you have to do is give a total of six (6) uninterrupted hours of your time. In return you will be able to shop on Thursday night, before the consignors, who shop Friday night, and the general public, who shop on Saturday & Sunday. If you sign up to volunteer for a time after the volunteer sale, we will have an entry ticket waiting for you at the door on the night of the volunteer sale.
Clothing sizes accepted: girls (Newborn to teen), boys (Newborn to 20). Like new shoes, slippers, & boots for all ages accepted. All things & everything to do with children. Please ensure everything is clean. Except for maternity and nursing wear, no adult clothing, please. Any quantity of merchandise: “anything & everything dealing with children” at both semi-annual sales. We also take all books, CDs, DVDs, and videos, not just those for children. And this has become very strong since we started. Although we don't have a maximum, we do have a minimum of 16 items. This is because the new system allows you to print eight per sheet.
We inspect all merchandise at the door when things are brought in for the
sale, so please allow some extra time. We are really tight about this: we don’t
want anything that’s not in excellent shape. After inspection, consignors have
the option to take any rejected items home for repair and/or cleaning and
resubmit the items or donate them on the spot. If you have items you
specifically wish to donate which may not be suitable for our sales, please
bring them in during our receiving times. We’d be happy to pass your things
along. We work with several charities.
We reserve the right to reject any item. We are very selective!!! Items must be in good condition: no tears, rips, spots, stains, missing buttons or snaps, broken zippers, hems out, seams out. If you wouldn’t buy it, don’t ask us to sell it. Please do not bring too worn-out items.
All items must be tagged and priced before they are brought in for the sale. You will do this on a database website set up by Dani's Duds. You must be already signed up with Dani's Duds, and have a number from us, then go to
and follow the directions on that site after you have initially registered. You must use sheets of card stock, get the 60-65-pound stock of this, printing out the labels on your own printer. Once you have started doing this, it will be easier. We have been told this by consignors and have experienced it for ourselves. Things move quite rapidly after the first couple of pages.
On clothing, attach the card to the left hem or left sleeve seam of the item (do not pin the card to the front of the clothing-pins make too large of a hole) and make sure the card is on the outside of the rack. In other words, away from the “pointy prong” of the hangar. See our illustration of a blouse on this page. When you attach a pair of pants to a hangar, please attach with safety pins (never straight pins) to the top rung of the hangar, so the pants won’t slip off. If it is not clothing, attach via twine (through hole punched in card) or use masking or packing tape. For books, attach the card on the outside rear cover. For other items, use your best judgment, we don’t want to lose the connection between the card and the item, but we also do not want the attached card to cause damage to the item when it is removed. Do not use staples! If you do not want an item not sold at the sale to go for half price on the last day, there is now a place to enter that via your computer.
You will need to put your clothing on hangers. Check out Craigslist, or Freecycle, search on "hanger." Sometimes cashiers at Walmart will give you some. Also, every time you bring things to your local cleaners, ask them, sometimes they give out extras. Also, check with us as our sale ends, we give away all the extra hangers.
Bring all clothing on hangers ready to sell. Drop off times can be hectic. The hook of the hanger should point to the right sleeve of the article of clothing. Starched and pressed clothing will sell better. Group clothing together by size. Do not put S-M-L, put the number size on the outfit; e.g., 24mo, 3T, etc. Please match children’s clothes where possible — DO NOT MIX SIZES — as that is how things are sorted at our sales. When preparing shoes, write your code number on the sole of each shoe in ink for identification purposes. Shoes still require a card. Please, no straight pins, only safety pins. Safety pins work well keeping the shoes together, but you can also tie the shoes together, use string or cable ties. No shoe boxes, please.
Toys with multiple pieces must be secured properly. Group bibs, sheets, socks, newborn T-shirts, receiving blankets, blocks, puzzles, small toys, etc., in clear plastic bags. All items wrapped in plastic should have a description of contents. Place a note inside bag, along with your customer consignment code number (for example: 2 crib sheets; 3 bibs; 3 t-shirts, size 3-6 months; 4 small diaper wraps; doll w/4 outfits; etc.). Puzzles and games with missing pieces will not be accepted.
When you check in, we will inspect your merchandise. After check-in, you will be asked to place your merchandise in the appropriate area (e.g. male/female 2T clothes on the male/female 2T rack, puzzles on the puzzle table, etc.) All clothing is separated by size and gender. Special sections are holiday.special occasion wear, winter coats/jackets/snow pants/rain coats, uniforms (sports and school), dance wear, dress-up/costume, pool/swim wear.
This is a one-week event: from move-in Monday morning to move-out Sunday night. Please remember, no children are allowed in the store for volunteer night or consignor night, not even nursing babies. We know this is an imposition for some mothers, but it is dangerous for the little ones. Lotsa people rushing around. On Saturday, we allow children after noon. Bring everyone and the kitchen sink on Sunday, which is also half price day.
PICK-UP DAY (for consignors’ unsold merchandise) is the last day of the sale, SUNDAY. Suggested time is 3pm-4:30pm. All items not claimed become the property of Dani’s Duds. If you can’t come, please ask a friend, and give them a signed permission slip. We are sorry we cannot allow more time for this, but we must vacate the premises fully on Sunday night. So pick up your stuff by 5pm.
All commission checks will be mailed as soon as we can get them processed. Since we computerized, this has come down to a couple of days...
Dani’s Duds is not responsible for lost, stolen, or abandoned items but we work very hard to keep this at a minimum.
We always receive special requests for children’s dress-up clothes, mothers’ nursing wear, jogging strollers, outdoor play equipment, bunk beds, double and triple strollers, videos, CDs, and toys, toys, toys, and more toys.