By the time you have talked yourself into potentially trying out this consigning thing, you are finding every excuse to maybe just throw in the towel. Personally, I am the biggest procrastinator on tasks like item preparation. Now, don't get me wrong - we have a handful of ladies that just THRIVE in this type of situation and environment. They have their process, they have the space to work, they enjoy the washing and hanging and pinning and tag writing. For safety sake, I am having some of them evaluated for mental stability ;) But for the rest of us, there are few things that make this appealing except for the "end game" vision.
Empty house. Money in pocket. Okay, for that - maybe I can stay interested a little bit longer.
One of the biggest complaints we hear from new consignors is the Hanger and Pin debacle. What size does the safety pin have to be?
What kind of hanger do you accept?
Do I have to strip the plastic coating off my wire hangers?
Where do I GET hangers and pins?
Like most questions, our answer is simple. Any. Yes, any. We take any pin, any hanger. Okay, I know you still don't believe me (most people don't when I first tell them). Yes, we take plastic hangers, yes we take metal hangers with plastic coating, we don't care if you want to use those tiny gold pins or the gigantic dry cleaning ones. Really. Any.
You see, by the time you get to the point of convincing yourself to do the big thing (consign), I do not want to give you a "sweat the small stuff" roadblock. Are there reasons for rules on hangers and pins? Yes. Do I think those reasons trump your courage to even TRY this? No.