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How to make sure your consignment is a success!

Use-Ta! takes almost all of the hard work out of re-selling your out-grown kids clothing but there are still a few things you can do to make sure your items sell quickly!         Select the best of the best! We sort through items on the spot at Use-Ta! but if you go through everything beforehand this process is much quicker so you don’t have to wait around. If something has an obvious stain, is damaged or obviously well-worn then chances are we won’t take it. Think about whether or not the item is suitable for the current season as the store can’t take items that won’t sell in the consignment period. Reputable brands and clothes with a bit of personality...

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Love your clothes!

  One of the things about Use-Ta! that motivated me to start this business and continues to inspire me is the idea that we can reduce the demand for cheap clothing by keeping the clothes that already exist in circulation. A huge element of this is looking after clothes. In the good old days people would buy just a few items, wash them carefully and when things broke they would take the time to fix them instead of replacing them. In the store I spend time re-attaching buttons, patching holes and re-sewing undone seams (to be fair, I outsource some of these tasks to other businesses in the area because I am not exactly the best seamstress.) I feel like...

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Update

Eeek! Haven't updated the old blog in a while- When we last posted the Use-Ta! store was still a mess of smelly old carpet and dingy green walls. We're now officially open and have created a lovely space to browse and play. We have had a great response to the consignment concept and have had some great items brought in for resale in particular for baby boys and girls. We also now stock Green Toys from California -they're made of recycled milk bottles and are heaps of fun! We'd love you to come and check out the store!  

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Use-Ta! Begins

Use-Ta! is almost ready to begin!Final negotiations are under way to lease our very own shop in Northcote, the web-store is almost up and running and beautiful inventory is stacked on every available surface of my lounge room and laundry. Can't wait until it's out of my home and into the shop! We have treasures just waiting to find new kids to wear them and a beautiful store in our imaginations ready to be built. All we need now is the green light and it's go, go, go!Stay tuned for progress photos!

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