Gather Your Items

Whale of a Sale accepts quality, current, clean, items in excellent condition. Please examine your items in good lighting. 

Accepted Items
Clothing limit

150 total children’s hanging clothing items may be sold. Pieces may be combined on one hanger to make a set. The count does not count maternity or women’s pieces.

Maternity limit

A limit of TEN maternity pieces may be sold.

Dollar Amount

The minimum dollar amount of an item is $2. We suggest grouping items together such as books, hair accessories, and other appropriate pieces.

Hot items

In-Demand: baby equipment/strollers, outdoor toys/bikes, women’s activewear, XBox/Wii and similar electronics


Whale of a Sale accepts cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured before June 28, 2011, may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds.

Unaccepted Items

Whale of a Sale will not accept items that are stained, outdated or not in working condition. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the full list of unaccepted items. 

Items that do not meet our criteria will be removed from the sales floor and returned at consignor pick up, if not marked to be donated. 

Accepted Items


High Demand Items: Bikes, Tricycles, Scooters, Kitchens, Dollhouses, Ride-on Toys

Books, DVDs, Games, Puzzles, and Crafts

Stuffed Animals: ONLY those that do something (move, music, talk with working batteries)

Sports Equipment, Accessories and Outdoor Play

Biking: Bikes (Kid and Adult), Bike Racks, Helmets, Cycling Accessories, Child Seats and Trailers

Outdoor Fun: Skateboards, Rollerblades, Roller Skates, Scooters, Tricycles, Kayaks, Life Jackets, Pool Rafts and Floats, Water Tables, Slides, Houses, Ride-on Cars, Pool Toys

Equipment: Cleats, Balls, Helmets, Bats, Tennis Rackets, Lacrosse and Hockey Sticks, Practice Nets, T-Ball Stands, Gloves, Shin Guards for all Sports, Skis

Exercise: Ellipticals, Treadmills, Weights, DVDs, Bands, Bosu, Mats, Game tables: Foosball, Ping Pong, and Air Hockey
ADULT SIZED rackets, skis, skates, helmets, bikes, etc. are accepted!


Strollers, High Chairs, Exersaucers, Swings, Bouncy chairs, Baby carriers, Car Seat BASES (no car seats)

Quality Baby/Kids Furniture and Decor

Changing tables, gliders, dressers, toddler beds and cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011. Decor to include canvas pictures, basket, lamps, rugs and shelving. No bedding or glass items unless NEW in the package.

Accepted Clothing

All Sizes

Newborn to Kids Size 16 and Teen XS-XL. 

In-Demand Brands

Gymboree, Gap, Janie & Jack, Boden, Hanna Andersson, Lands End, Crewcuts, Tea, Matilda Jane, Under Armour, Nike, Boden, The North Face, Patagonia, Persnickety, Mud Pie and similar brands sold at Nordstrom, Von Maur, Saks and boutiques.

Juniors/Teen Clothing

Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Justice, Wet Seal and similar brands. Must be sized XS, S, M, L, XL.

Maternity Clothing

Limited to 10 pieces please.

Women’s Activewear Clothing

VERY POPULAR! Suggested brands in current and excellent condition are Lululemon, Athleta, Lucy, Nike, Under Armour, Gap Body. Please size in XS, S, M, L, XL. Women’s tennis clothing and equipment is also accepted. Lularoe and Matilda Jane women’s clothing is also accepted. Mall brands/non activewear are NOT accepted.

*Clothing Accepted By Season*

The 2020 sale is an ALL SEASONS sale! All clothing items accepted as long as they are clean and not stained.

We also accept Designer Handbags and Diaper Bags!

Items we are unable to accept

• VHS tapes
• STUFFED ANIMALS unless brand new or “do something”
• BLANKETS unless new in the package or in excellent condition on a hanger (no ziploc bags please)
• Battery operated items without batteries
• DIRTY toys, furniture, or equipment or HAPPY MEAL TOYS
• Items that have been RECALLED
• UNRELATED to children and maternity

Clothing we are unable to accept

• Items with stains, odors, tears, smoke or excessive wear.
• VACATION/CAMP type T-shirts/sweatshirts.
• ONESIES unless brand new with tags, with an outfit, or a thicker piece. (no thin)
• SOCKS or UNDERWEAR unless brand new in packaging
• OUT OF SEASON – except sports wear and bathing suits accepted year round

UNACCEPTED BRANDS: ALL brands are accepted at the Columbus, IN sale.