Step 2: Gather Your Items

Clean out those stuffed closets and overflowing toyboxes!  

Reclaim some of that precious storage space and turn your clutter into CASH!!!  Gather everything your kids have outgrown or do not use. 

What Can You Bring?

We accept most anything for babies-kids-maternity!

Not sure about an item?  Text 417-496-5837 or email questions to julie@tradinghands.net

Children’s/Teen Clothing

(Spring/Summer items only for Mar/April sales)

Girls Sizes - Newborn thru size 16 

MO LIMIT: LIMIT OF 20 items in each size: Newborn up to Sz. 18 months

IL LIMIT: LIMIT OF 30 items in each size: Newborn up to Sz. 18 months

Teen Junior Girls (size 0 and odd sizes 1-15/17LIMIT OF 15 Junior clothing items

Boys Sizes - Newborn thru size 18/20, Young Men's: waist size up to 34" and Young Men's sizes Sm-XL above size 20 

MO LIMIT: Limit of 20 items size Newborn- 18 months

IL LIMIT: Limit of 30 items size Newborn-18 months

Maternity: sizes XS-3X LIMIT OF 15 Maternity clothing items

Our sale groups sizes together as follows:

NB/0-3 mo, 3mo/3-6mo, 6mo/6-9mo, 9mo/9-12 mo, 12 mo/12-18mo

SIZE LIMITS ABOVE ONLY APPLY TO CLOTHING ON HANGERS

NO LIMITS GIRLS 18 months-size 16!

NO LIMITS BOYS 18 months & up!

(no limits on shoes, accessories, bagged onesies, other baby suppl ies)

Shoes (up to youth size 7 or larger if kid/tween/teen style): includes cleats & dance shoes 


Other items: Belts, Hats, Pajamas, Dress-Up Clothes, Backpacks, Lunch boxes, Hair bows,  Accessories, etc.


Athletic attire including basketball/soccer shorts & jerseys, baseball/football pants, cleats, etc. SPORTS EQUIP/CLOTHING ACCEPTED SPRING & FALL

Dancewear & Gymastic Leotards are hot items!

Spring/Summer items include: 

Short Sleeve Dresses/shirts, Sleeveless shirts/dresses, Tank tops, t-shirts in light colors or with spring/summer designs, Boys short sleeve t-shirts (even in dark colors), lightweight pajamas, Skirts, Capris, shorts, Easter dresses/outfits, 4th of July-themed clothing, jeans, sandals, white dress shoes, tennis shoes, lightweight dress pants, cowboy boots, unlined Crocs, Swimwear, lightweight jackets/windbreakers. Jeans/denim overalls, cowboy boots, long sleeved baby sleepers and long/short sleeve onesies are accepted at both sales. NO FLEECE or long sleeves at Spring Sale!

Fall/Winter items include:

Dresses/skirts/pants in winter fabric (see below), winter coats, snow suits, snow pants, boots, hats/scarves/gloves, fleece lined jackets, wind breakers, tennis shoes, dress shoes, pajamas, Halloween costumes, winter holiday outfits (Christmas, Valentine's, etc), fleece baby snowsuits, sweaters, sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts in dark colors or winter designs, long sleeved shirts, turtlenecks, fleece jackets/pull-overs, jeans, pants, pajamas, robes, etc. Long sleeved  baby sleepers and long/short sleeved onesies.

**We will  now be accepting short sleeve dark tshirts Boys size 6 & up. We will also accept Young men's clothing in waist sizes up to size 34"**
Winter fabrics include: Denim, Velvet, Fleece, or Corduroy

Maternity

 We accept Maternity clothing, Fall/Winter clothing for Fall Sale, Spring/Summer clothing for Spring sale. Plus, Pregnancy books, nursing aids, nursing covers nursing bras/tanks, post partum supports, Boppy-style pillows, breast pumps & accessories, etc.
                  LIMIT OF 15 maternity clothing items!

Childrens/Teen Toys

Outdoor play equipment, Play Houses, bicycles/scooters, Lego tables, scooters, ping pong tables, air hockey tables, slides, wagons, battery operated cars, toy cars/trucks,  Superheroes, Beyblades, Legos, K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, train sets, matchbox cars/racetracks, doll houses/castles, Barbie, My Little Pony, dolls & doll accessories, play house toys: vacuums, plastic food, Dress up outfits, etc.

Step 2 and Little Tikes items are hot sellers!

Please check your items for recalls at www.cpsc.gov

Baby/Children Toys

Puzzles, electronic toys, action figures, activity gyms/mats, board games, rattles, developmental toys, ride on toys, tricycles, and more

Nursery/Baby Items

Cribs (made after June 28, 2011), changing tables, rockers, toddler beds, strollers, dressers, car seats, high chairs, swings, exersaucers, bouncy seats, Snugglies/baby slings, diaper bags, blankets, sheets, crib sets (bumpers must be included in a set), diapers/cloth diapers, changing pads, bottles, feeding supplies, booster seats, step stools, bath tubs, bath towels, bath toys, potty chairs, baby monitors, mobiles, room decor, etc.

RECEIVING BLANKETS, BEDDING AND HOODED TOWELS CAN BE HUNG!

Car seats must be within 5 years of the manufactured date, less than 1 yr from expiration date and not involved in an accidents

Children’s Furniture/Decor

Pictures, lamps, mobiles, wall hangings, cradles, toy boxes, twin beds, bunk beds, storage bins, dressers, desks, Childrens/baby bedding: sheets, comforters, crib sets, etc. * Bumpers must be included in a set!
(Décor must be child/baby related)

BEDDING CAN BE HUNG! Larger bedding can go in giant ziplocks or comforter bags!

Books/Videos/Music

Electronics/Gaming

Children’s books, parenting/nursing books, homeschool curriculum & supplies, videos & DVDs (rated G to PG-13), Game Boys, Video Game equipment (no Rated M games) etc.  (NO VHS or Cassette Tapes) NO ADULT APPROPRIATE BOOKS OR MOVIES

Seasonal Items Halloween costumes, Christmas outfits, etc. (Fall Sale), Easter dresses/outfits, 4th of July themed clothing, swimsuits, cover-ups, life jackets, pool toys, etc for Spring sale. Outside toys/climbers accepted at both sales. Easter baskets, Halloween buckets etc.  PARTY SUPPLIES NO LONGER ACCEPTED      

 

 Our Guidelines

To maintain the quality of the sale, we enforce very strict guidelines. All clothing and shoes will undergo a thorough inspection. Any item that does not meet our high standards will be removed from the sales floor. We DEPEND on you to examine your items appropriately.

Clothing

All clothing must be free of stains, holes, tears, or torn hemlines. No items with odors, pet hair, missing or broken zippers, snaps, or buttons will be accepted. All clothing must be applicable to the upcoming season.

ALL clothing must be HUNG on hangers with the exception of undershirt onesies and infant lounge pants. NO other infant clothing should be bagged. Nightgowns, sleepers, legging, etc must be on hangers.

 Must be current styles.

Shoes

Shoes should be in excellent condition! Must be current styles.

They must be clean and free of rips and tears.

Sizes NB-Youth 6 accepted. Extended sizes accepted if kid/teen friendly styles!

Toys/Equipment

Clean, clean, clean! All items must be clean and in working order. Battery operated toys must have working batteries.

Items must have all parts and pieces attached securely.

30% value of item deducted from consignor check if item is not working or all pieces are not included. Item will be removed from floor and returned to consignor

Books/Videos/Video Games/Music Books

Books need to be in excellent condition free of marks and torn pages.
Videos, music, and video games must include cover/case.

DVD/video games must be free from scratches and play. 

30% value of items deducted from consignor check ifgames/DVDs do not play, are missing from case or in wrong case. Item will be pulled from floor and returned to consignor.

 

                                       
         ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

 

  • Party supplies
  • Drop-side Cribs or ANY crib made before June 28, 2011.  Cribs can not be donated either.
  • Used pacifiers, panties, or underwear (except training pants)
  • Stuffed animals (unless battery operated/has a function)
  • Items missing necessary parts
  • Items without batteries, if required
  •  R-rated videos or DVDs or mature themed movies
  • Video games Rated R or Rated M
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Worn/broken books, mature themed books
  • Videos without the cover or case
  • CDs with mature/inappropriate lyrics
  • Car Seats over 5 years older than the manufactured date or involved in an accident or within 1 yr of expiration (unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer)
  • Recalled toys or equipment
  • Clothing with excessive wear, stains holes, missing buttons, broken zippers, odor, or pet hair
  •  Women's size or brand of clothing
  • Do not bring Fall/Winter clothing to Spring/Summer sale or vice versa.
  • Underwear that has been worn or out of package. Underwear new/in package IS accepted.
  • Patterns, fabric or other sewing items.

  

**Long/short sleeved onesies, Jeans, overalls and cowboy boots, sports equip/uniforms are accepted at both Spring/Fall sales.

 

(Please check your items for recall by visiting the Consumer Protection Safety Commission's website)