Toys should be clean and in working condition, including having working batteries. Toys that do not have working batteries will not be accepted. We will have batteries available for $1/each at drop-off for your convenience. If a toy has small parts, place them in a Ziploc bag and tape them to the main toy using clear packing tape.
Books need to be in good condition. Please flip through the book to be sure all the pages are intact and whole. Books with significant rips or tears in the pages will not be accepted. Attach tags to books using blue painter’s tape or masking tape to prevent tearing of the cover when the tag is removed.
These items need to complete and not missing any items. These items are best wrapped in clear Saran Wrap and taped closed on the backside. Tape tags using blue painters’s tape or masking tape. Please do not use packing tape on these items as it usually removes colors/tears the package when removed.
We will not accept VHS. Only children’s DVD’s rated G or PG will be accepted. Please check the DVD case to ensure that the right DVD is in it. Place the movie in a Ziploc, wrap with Saran Wrap or tape the case closed with blue painter’s tape or masking tape. Tape the tag onto the back.
Large toys/Outdoor play equipment:
These items must be clean, and include all the pieces. Tape the tag onto an area easily spotted by shoppers. Include any user manuals in a Ziploc and tape to the toy/equipment.
These items only sell if they are set up and people can see what they look like. At drop-off you will need to assemble items that need to be set up, such as a Pack-N-Play. Strollers need to be unfolded. Jump-a-roo’s need to be assembled. Attach tags to any cloth portion of the equipment using a 1-inch safety pin. Zip-ties are also efficient ways of attaching tags to large equipment/furniture. Please use blue painter’s tape when attaching tags to solid furniture pieces. Be sure that none of these items have been recalled. Please see our safety page for more information. Include any user manuals in a Ziploc and attach to the equipment/furniture.
These work best in an extra large ziplock bag, so that you can include the entire bedding set in the bag. Recycled plastic bedding bags work well, too. Dollar stores generally carry blanket storage bags and other similar large bags. Attach tags using packing tape.
Small items (such as hair bows, bottles, etc.) work best in a Ziploc bag. Be sure to tape the top of the bag with clear packing tape so that items don’t get lost.