“I look forward to this sale every season!"– April from Barnstead, NH
The Children's Museum of NH Consignment Sale is a huge children's clothing and gear sale held twice a year. Items for sale include gently used, good quality children's clothes, baby clothes and gear, toys, shoes, sports equipment, nursery furniture and décor, music and videos, costumes and books. All proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of New Hampshire.
WHEN: Our next Semi-Annual Consignment Sale will be held on Saturday, September 15, 9am-3pm and Sunday, September 16, 10am-1pm (half-price sale).
WHERE: The Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road, Dover NH (see map below)
FOR CONSIGNORS: Clean out your kids' closets and your attic and earn extra money. Consignors earn 60% of all revenue from their sold items, help other families, recycle, and benefit a good cause all at the same time. Registration opens mid-June and preference is given to returning consignors. If you are interested in becoming a consignor and want to be notified by email when registration is open, please sign up for The Children's Museum of New Hampshire's e-newsletter and be sure to check "Consignment Sale" under Email Lists. Consignment Sale FAQs
FOR SHOPPERS: Do you have kids or grandkids? Shop with us for current styles and provide for your growing children at a fraction of the retail cost. Consignment Sale FAQs
NEW PARENT PASS: Are you or are you about to be a New Parent? The first 100 New Parents to contact us will receive a "New Parent Pass" to shop at a PreSale on Friday night, Click here for more information.
FOR VOLUNTEERS: Sign up to volunteer before, during or after the sale and qualify for the early shoppers hours, plus earn a higher % of your sales.
“I consign my daughter’s clothes that she has grown out of, then use that money to buy her an entire wardrobe for the season! It’s so easy and the clothes are always fabulous.”
The Sale is held at the Hellenic Center in Dover
How does consigning with the Children's Museum of NH Consignment Sale work? Follow these 10 easy steps!
READ all the helpful info on our website. Be sure to check out all the links to the left!
REGISTER to consign!
SCHEDULE your drop-off appointment and, if so desired, your volunteer shift(s) - remember, consignors who volunteer earn a higher percentage of their sales!
WASH, hang and sort your inventory by size and type! Spring & Summer items only!
ENTER your inventory in the consignment system (click on "work with inventory")! Entry deadline is September 10 at 11pm.
PRINT your tags on WHITE card stock!
ATTACH your tags with a tagging gun or safety pin in a label or seam (no straight pins, please)!
BRING your sorted and tagged inventory to your scheduled drop-off appointment!
SHOP our Private Pre-Sale on Friday, September 14 open to Consignors who bring in 25 or more items and sale Volunteers!
PICK UP your unsold, non-donated items between 4:15-5pm on Sunday, September 16!
After that, all you have to do is keep an eye on your mailbox for your check!
· Earn 60% of your sales (up to 75% for volunteers)!
· You decide the price of your items, and if you want to include items in our Half Price sale.
· We process all sales and mail your check to you within 60 days after the sale.
· Pick up your unsold items or simply leave them and they will be considered a donation to the Children's Museum of NH.
· Shop early! Consign 25 or more items to get a Consignor + 1 Guest pass for our pre-sale (for consignors: 5-8pm on Friday, September 14 - consignors who also volunteer get into the pre-sale at 4pm).
· Enjoy the ease of letting us get the word out and coordinating the sale.
How does it work?
Sign up: Both new and returning consignors can click on the login/registration links above to launch the account login screen.
Prepare, Price and Tag: Gather the items you have for sale then use our automated system to enter your items online and print customized barcoded tags. PLEASE NOTE: All items for the sale must have a barcoded tag on them and must be on hangers. Print barcodes on white cardstock, and then safety pin or use a tag gun to attach each barcode to each item for sale.
Drop off: Click here to schedule a time to drop off your items. Bring your prepared items and one of our volunteer staff will check your items in.
Pick up or Donate: Pick up any unsold items during the designated pick up time and save them for the next consignment sale, or choose to donate them to the Children's Museum of NH.
Get Paid!: Your sales will be calculated and your check will be mailed within 60 days of our sale date.
Links to Useful Information:
Volunteer and earn up to 75% of your sales AND shop early at the Pre-Sale!
EACH VOLUNTEER SHIFT IS FOUR (4) HOURS
Consignors who Volunteer for:
1 shift: receive 65% of your sales and a presale pass which you can use or give to a friend.
2 shifts: receive 70% of your sales and a presale pass which you can use or give to a friend.
3 shifts: receive 75% of your sales and a presale pass which you can use or give to a friend. (Pre-sale for consignors who volunteer happens Friday, April 6 from 4-8pm)
Non-Consignors who Volunteer:
At least 1 shift: receive 1 volunteer presale pass good for volunteer and a friend. (Pre-sale for non-consignors who volunteer happens Friday, September 14 from 5-8pm)
What can you expect during a volunteer shift?
Sale Prep - Do you like to organize? Are you good at customer service? During this shift you hang sale items, help check in consignors, and get the sale floor ready for the big sales!
Sales Floor – This shift is for you if you’re a “people person”! You may be assisting cashiers by “de-tagging” items at the register, assisting shoppers at our hold bay, straightening racks and rehanging items, assisting shoppers, or assisting with security by checking bags and strollers as folks leave.
Sale Breakdown – This shift is for you if you like to sort and organize and want hangers for our next sale! You will be helping us sort unsold items and packing up donated items.
Please note that volunteer spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
If you want to volunteer please register here.
Cancellations – We understand that things can happen at the last minute so if you find it necessary to cancel or reschedule your shift we ask that you call to let us know as soon as possible. Volunteers who do not notify us of a cancellation will not be allowed to register as a volunteer for the next season's sale. Please understand that these guidelines have been put in to place to maintain a high-quality sale.
Children – For their own safety, children are not allowed during volunteer shifts. It is a very busy time and it is too difficult to watch out for little ones while we are preparing for the sale.
Drop Off Appointments & Volunteering – We ask that volunteers not schedule a drop off appointment during their shift. Volunteers may either before or after their shift(s), to schedule a volunteer shift, click here.
Other Ways to Earn an Early Shopper Passes or other benefits - contact us if you're interested!
Spread the Word - We will give you a pre-sale pass if you have a school, sports club, dance school, daycare, etc. where you can pass out our sale fliers.
Have other ideas? We're always open to any cross-marketing ideas or any other suggestions that will make our sale better! See our Contact Us page to send us a message.