Preparation Checklist

Now that you have yourself ready to tag items, you can proceed to our preparation checklist below.  Please use this list as you prepare your items for drop-off.
1. _____  ITEM PREPARATION: Launder and sort your clothing by gender and age. 
  • Snap, zip and button all clothing prior to check-in.  Clean all items so they are in excellent condition.  Please use wire hangers.
  • Battery operated items must be in working order including batteries at drop off.  Batteries must be left with items.
  • Schedule a check-in appointment online!  Walk-ins are not guaranteed check-in upon arrival, but will be given an appointment time based on availability.  

2. _____  ATTACHING: Safety pin 2 or more items together. 

  • Use safety pins to hold pants and shorts to the top arm of the hanger, not the bottom.  This prevents the pants or shorts from sliding side to side.
  • Coordinating outfits must be safety pinned together on the top arm of the hanger.  
  • All clothes must be on hangers with the tag safety pinned to the front left shoulder of the garment and the hook turned away from the tag. Please see photo sample below.
  • If you have an item with multiple parts, secure those items together with tie straps or clear packing tape. 

3.  _____  ZIPLOC BAGS: Use Ziploc bags for socks, hair bows and other small                     miscellaneous items. Underwear are not accepted at this sale.
  • Tape shut all bags with clear packing tape rather than scotch tape.
4.  _____  ZIP TIES:  Zip ties must be used to hold shoes together.  In some instances, you will need to use ziploc bags for shoes (infant shoes and flats specifically).        
  • Please hole punch the tag and place the zip tie through the tag before closing.  After the zip tie, a small piece of clear packing tape over the hole will help prevent the tag from ripping.
5. _____  PRICING: Items MUST BE PRICED IN $.50 increments with no item less than $1.00. 
  • Pricing information is all contained on the barcode of your seller tag.  Please do not make any marks or cover the tag in any way. 
  • Items should be priced higher than a garage sale, but lower than a consignment store.  A good rule of thumb is 1/4 of the original price (unless the item is brand new, then 1/3 of the original price).  Ask yourself as you price your items, "Would I pay this price?" 
  • If you would like to sell your items at a 50% discount on Saturday, please indicate so as you create your tags in our online system.

6. _____  TAGS: To ensure credit for your items, please use only white 64lb to 67lb white card stock to print your tags. 
  • Large items with multiple parts should have tags with seller number and description on all items, but the price should be only on the first tag.  For example, write 1 of 2 parts or 2 of 3 should be on tag.  Secure multiple parts together with clear packing tape.
  • DO NOT alter your tag in any way.  (hole punches, markers, etc unless the hole is to secure a zip tie.)
  • When adding inventory, please add a description of the item using the color, design, brand name and anything special of note.  (Ex. "Brand New!  White Children's Place Sweater")
  • Do not place tags inside any bags (barcode may not be accessible if you do so).

7. ____  SELLER DROP-OFF: Please be on time for your appointment to drop of your items.  We must be respectful of our volunteer's time.

  • Appointments are available only when we have scheduled volunteers on site. Please do not drop off your items if there are no volunteers at our church.  You will be asked to retrieve them and be unable to sell in our sale. 
  • Bring you signed Consignor Agreement the following items to your appointment. 
  • If you require the use of a handicap ramp to access the church, please park on the left side of the building.  Otherwise, you may bring your items up the stairs in front of the front doors.  CCC MOPS will be accepting items in the lobby straight through the front doors. 
  • Please have all of your items tagged, hung and zip tied as specified above before arriving at drop off.  Excess usage of any MOPS items to prepare your items may result in a small fee for the items used.  
8. _____  PICK-UP ON SATURDAY: You may pick up your unsold items from 4-5pm on Saturday of the sale. 
  • We ask that you do not enter the Sales Floor when picking up your items. You may wait in the lobby until 4pm unless we finish break down early.
  • There will be no volunteers after 5pm available at the church.  Any remaining items will be donated at that time.  We, unfortunately, can not make any exceptions.  Sellers will accrue a $25 fee taken out of seller's profits if items are left after 5 pm.
  • Please consider donating some or all of your items!  All donations go to a charitable organization for those in need.
  • If you are unable to pick up your items, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up your items for you.  CCC MOPS is not responsible for any seller items that are not picked up by 5pm on Saturday.

 Sponsored by Cumberland Community Church and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

CCC MOPS Consignment Sale,
Jan 14, 2018, 4:36 PM