MBC looks for the highest quality items. Name brand items often sell well, however, high quality items sell EXTREMELY well. No matter what the brand, the quality is the most important! There is a $2.00 minimum with $.50 increments.
All-Seasons of clothing sell well at each sale. However, keep in mind the changes in weather…what will parents be looking for for their children? (i.e. At the Holiday Sale, fall & winter items sell much better than summer items.)
Please check ALL items to make sure they are not recalled (www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html). Pay special attention to car seats and cribs. (Note: If you would like to sell a car set, please print off a Car Seat Safety Checklist, fill it out, and attach to the car seat.) **Do you have an expired car seat? MBC no longer recycles expired car seats, but we watch for local opportunities and will post on Facebook.
Item Limits – 300 total items. You can decide what you’d like to consign, as long as you are within the following limits:
* up to 125 hanging clothing items (counted per hanger; blankets or other non-clothing hanging items to not count in the 125). Don’t forget, only 50 items per gender for sizes between preemie – 24months/2T.
* up to 10 pairs of shoes per gender
For sizes preemie to 24 months/2T, consignors are allowed 50 clothing items per gender. Have more than 50 items? Try combining like items (i.e. 2 tank tops, 2 onesies, 2 pairs of pants, etc.) or make sets. Gender neutral does not count within the “50 under 2T” rule.
Need a second consignor number to bring more items? Please email Joanna for specific rules on this option!
We accept ALL SEASONS of quality children’s clothing and accessories.
Sizes preemie to pre-teen.
Children’s shoes in the best condition, including sandals, dance shoes, snow boots, ball cleats, etc. We will only take new or nearly new tennis shoes. Limit of 10 pairs of shoes per consignor, per gender.
Toys, books, puzzles, games, children’s videos, DVDs, dolls, action figures, computer games, etc. REMINDER: All toys requiring batteries MUST contain working batteries to be accepted for the sale. (Battery powered toys that do not contain working batteries will be sent home with the consignor.)
Bikes, wagons, ride-on toys, climbing equipment, cars, sporting goods, etc. (All items must be fully assembled for the sale, or a photo of the fully assembled item must be included.)
Cribs, strollers, play gyms, pack ‘n plays, high chairs, swings, bouncy seats, activity gyms, baby slings, car seats, etc. (All car seats must be no more than 5 years old with only one owner, and have never been in a car wreck.) Check for recalls at www.recalls.gov.
Infant and child items including nursing supplies, diaper bags, blankets, potty chairs, cloth diapers, bathtubs, guardrails, hats/mittens, etc. Note: Normally there are numerous blankets and diaper bags for sale and bathtubs generally don’t sell well…so be sure to price these items accordingly.
Children’s bedding and children’s decor including picture frames, mobiles, rugs, lamps, etc. Note: Normally there are numerous bedding sets for sale…so be sure to price these items accordingly.
NEW – Bedding and linens for twin size mattresses or larger must be complete sets. We will no longer accept individual linens (i.e. flat sheet only) as they do not sell.
Items Not Accepted
Remember: Clothing not meeting MBC standards can be donated. These items may not be perfect for the MBC sale, but they still make great play clothes!
Breastpumps, single-user; For more information, please read articles from the FDA and the La Leche League.
Clothing sets must be the same size AND brand. Mismatched sets will not be accepted. If a single item can’t bring $2.00 on its own…it is probably not the right item for MBC standards! Exception: “Outfits” with pieces from different brands can be matched together as long as the tag clearly states the different brands. Example: Tag would say “Carters/Gap, Short/Shirt Set”, not “Gap, Short/Shirt Set”.
Clothing that is out-of-date (over 5 years old)…they will not sell.
Clothing that shows excessive wear (pilling on sweaters, faded colors, worn knees on pants, etc.). Please be very selective with pajamas.
Clothing that has stains, tears, missing buttons, broken zippers, an odorous smell, etc. We are only accepting items from NON-SMOKING households.
Battery operated toys without batteries
Toys with missing or broken pieces (please be sure to double-check ALL puzzles)
“Happy Meal” / Kids Meal toys
Adult Clothing, including Maternity (exceptions: nursing bras, pregnancy/support belts, etc.)
Any stuffed animals (exceptions: stuffed animals that “do” something, licensed characters)
Household furniture or home decor, not related to children
Undergarments such as underwear and panties (except for socks in great condition or new items in original packaging)
Pacifiers, bottle nipples, & “sippy cup” inserts (unless in original packaging OR inserts are permanent/can not be replaced)
NEW – We will no longer accept individual linens (i.e. flat sheet only) as they do not sell.
Custom/Homemade Items – Please respect our vendors and do not sell items you make. For example, hair bows, tutus, blankets, etc. It is okay to bring one or two of these items, but please do not bring more or they will be left in your tub. Please sign up to be a vendor if you would like to bring additional items.