19 Supplies You Need for Tagging

Whether you’re a first-time seller or a seasoned pro, our list of supplies is a great place to start when you’re ready to get your items tagged.

  1. Cover Stock Paper minimum #67lbs or Higher –for printing your tags. Tags printed on 20lb printer paper tear easily and will NOT be accepted. White or cream-colored paper only.
  2. Wire Hangers (in-person only) – You can get these from most dry cleaners for free. They can also be bought on Amazon, Walmart or at a Dollar Store.
  3. Safety Pins – Variety of sizes to secure clothing to hangers and secure tags to clothing. No 1” gold pins please!
  4. Zip Ties – Variety of sizes to attach tags to shoes and secure things together.
  5. Hole Punch – This will help when you need to zip tie your tags to an item.
  6. Ziploc Bags – You will want a variety of sizes to be used for small pieces or items with multiple pieces that can’t be zip-tied together.
  7. Packing Tape – To attach your tags to your bags (or large items) and sealing Ziploc bags closed.
  8. Masking or Painters Tape – To attach tags to books, puzzles, or other items where packing tape may damage the item.
  9. Scissors – Something always needs trimmed or cut off.
  10. Laundry Detergent – Clean and brighten clothes before selling to remove odors and dirt. 
  11. Dryer Sheets – Use something with a pleasant aroma, nothing too strong, to give the clothes a nice fresh scent. 
  12. Clothing Rack or Place to Hang Your Clothes – Make sure to identify a place in your home to put your clothes once they are on hangers. You don’t want to risk them getting wrinkled and undo all your hard prep-work.
  13. Unique Print or Colored Tape – This can be used on the top of your hangers to help quickly identify your items during pick-up after the sale.
  14. Several Cloths or Box of Swiffer Cloths – To wipe down and clean items.
  15. Batteries – Dollar store batteries are fine; you will need these to replace the ones in any items that require batteries.
  16. Screwdriver – To replace batteries.
  17. Lint Roller – To tidy up the fuzz left behind on darker clothing.
  18. Clothing Shaver – Use this if you have minor pilling on sweaters. If it doesn’t come off with this, it doesn’t come to the sale!
  19. Paper Cutter – A paper cutter will reduce your tag prepping time drastically, but scissors will get the job done.

What did we miss? Got a useful item to add to our list? Tell us in the comments!

2 Responses

  1. PLEASE take off the scented dryer sheets. These are migraine triggers and require stripping the clothing before washing to remove. I have NOT bought items because the scent was so strong. These things wreak havoc on older people with memory related diseases as well as adults and children with allergies. If a person uses it normally fine but to encourage this as a necessary step or tip is insane. Clean clothes don’t stink. A vinegar rinse gets rid of lingering natural smells. It is almost impossible to get rid of the fake chemical coating that scented products give.

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Suzette Decker in the founder and owner of KidStuff Sale. With Suzette’s unique seller/buyer match-making skills that she acquired from her years in real estate, she envisioned a fun and financially beneficial way she could bring families in her community together to buy what they need…and sell what they don’t. Wallah! And the rest is history with more than 25 years and counting serving Kentuckiana families.

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