Attaching tags is easy. Here's how!

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Things you'll need to attach tags:​

  • Clothes hangers

  • Safety pins (no straight pins or small brass pins, please)

  • Ziplocs (for small items)

  • Packing tape (for attaching tags to non-clothing items and ziplocs - no masking tape, please)

  • Optional: Tagging gun like this one (Makes tagging clothes so fast and easy! If using a gun, be sure to place the needle inside a seam to reduce the risk of putting a hole in the fabric.)

Clothing:

  • All hangable clothing must be on hangers with hook opening facing left like a question mark(?).

  • Attach tags to the front-top-right of clothing items using a safety pin or tagging gun.

  • Pin multi-piece sets together with bottoms underneath or behind tops.

  • Pin small items such as socks or hats to outfits or separately in a ziploc.

  • Remember that clothing must be free of stains, holes, and excessive wear or fading.

  • For stain removal: We recommend Grandma's Spot Remover, Tuff Stuff foam cleaner, or the OxiClean family of products. Always test for colorfastness on a small area first.

Shoes:

  • Place pairs of shoes in individual ziplocs with tag taped to the outside center.

  • If shoes will not fit into a large ziploc, attach them together. Zip ties from DG, Walmart or Target, work great!

  • For cleaning: In many cases, shoes may be machine washed and air dried. A water/baking soda paste and toothbrush works great on white soles. Armor-All shines up Crocs!

Hair Bows:

  • Place bows in ziploc bags individually or in sets with tag taped to the back so that the bow is visible.

  • For stain removal: Many hair bows may be machine washed on cold and air dried. Never put hair bows in the dryer.

Toys, Games, DVDs & Books:

  • Attach tags to these items with packing tape in the most visible location.

  • Make sure all parts are present and in good working order.

  • If possible, include batteries for electronic items.

  • Place small loose items in ziplocs and tape them to toys or games.

  • Secure the opening of games and DVDs with a strip of tape.

  • Sets of books sell best! Secure them in gallon or oversized ziplocs with titles listed on the tag description.

  • For cleaning toys: Magic Erasers work wonders on dingy plastic items. Spot clean fabric toy parts with Tuff Stuff foam cleaner.

A good rule of thumb is that if it will fit in a ziploc, use one! (Excluding hangable clothes.) Ziplocs make tagging and organizing so easy!

Tagging FAQs

What supplies do I need for Self-Service tagging?

It depends on what sort of items you're tagging, but most consignors will need white card stock, clothes hangers, safety pins (or tagging gun), ziplocks and packing tape.

My printer's down. What can I do?!

Consider having a friend print for you, or visit a local office supply store for super reasonable printing services.

How do I attach my item tags?

Visit our How to Attach Tags page for easy instructions.

How many items can I tag?

As many as you'd like! We don't currently have any item quantity limits or seasonal restrictions.

View all FAQ topics here.