Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do I need to include batteries in toys, electronics, etc.?

    • Yes. Customers like to know if the product actually works. Items without batteries will NOT be accepted.


  • What is the best way to price my items?

    • Be conservative when pricing so that it will sell quickly. A good rule of thumb is: 1/3 of the new price for items in Excellent condition and 1/4 of the price for items in Fair to Good condition. Evaluate your prices: Would you pay that amount for the item? All items should be priced at $1.00 or above, in whole or half dollars. We recommend for items of lesser value be combined with like items for best results. Remember: Choose whether or not you want items discounted 30% on Saturday.


  • Why do you only accept metal hangers? My baby clothes will not fit. 

    • Plastic hangers tend to break after being shifted on the racks, and plastic coated do not move at all on the racks. If you will unsnap the infant's garment and put the hanger through the bottom, you will have no problem hanging your item. Please don't bend the hangers.


  • Why no straight pins?

    • Straight pins can stick, and we need to protect our shoppers and volunteers. Straight pins can also slip off the clothing, causing your clothes to fall off the hanger or your tag to fall off.


  • Why can I only bring 8 pairs of shoes and 3 stuffed animals?

    • We have so many shoes and stuffed toys to sell that we can only accept 8 of your best pair of shoes and 3 stuffed animals.  Sports shoes/cleats & dance/tap shoes DO NOT apply to regular shoe total.


  • What is your stroller policy?

    • We only allow umbrella strollers from 9am-1pm on Friday. Friday morning is our busiest time, and strollers take up a lot of room in the aisles. We simply do not have room for everyone to shop and push a stroller in the aisles until after 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Any strollers are allowed 1pm-6pm Friday and 8am-12pm Saturday. Please note that we will tag your stroller as you enter so that it isn't mistaken for merchandise. 


  • Will a nursery be available during the sale?

    • No, baby-sitting services are not available. We ask that you keep your children close to you at all times for their safety.

    • Interested in having childcare while you shop? We welcome anyone to become a committee volunteer! Childcare is available for our committee volunteers while they work their shifts and shop the pre-sale. Visit our Volunteer Information page for more details on how to get involved. 


  • What happens to the items left at the end of the sale?

    • All items that are NOT picked up by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday will be donated to charity.