Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to recycle items your family is outgrown!
We are currently taking in Fall/Winter Styles only, we will make exceptions for only sizes 5T through 14y very gently used styles we can save for next year! See list of needs below!
The demand for us to take in goods is very high and we love it!
We do however have limited space and can only physically go through so much at once. Please help us keep this train-a-moving by reading and following all of the important requirements below; we appreciate it so soo much!
If you are looking to donate item vs trade please call ahead! 775-392-3530
See below for full list of soft & hard goods that we trade for.
1. Newborn baby through 12 months clothing & soft goods-LIMIT 4 brown paper bags per appointment.
Toddler 18m up to youth size 14 clothing and soft goods-LIMIT 5 brown paper bags per appointment.
*Please no stuffed trash bags*
Please go through your clothing items and discard visibly stained/worn items beforehand.
Everything must be laundered and free of odor/animal hair. We will stop going through your trade if there are mouse poops or crusty equipment that has not be looked at before drop-off so please give this some thought before making your appointment!
2. We DO buy in equipment and gear such as swings, bassinets, co-sleepers, bouncers, strollers. Cribs- must send info beforehand. We do NOT resell car seats.
If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram @carsonvalleykids you can message us pictures so we can let you know if it is something we need before you put it in the car.
**We will not take in excessively dirty, recalled or old (6+ yrs.) products. Not sure if your gear is recalled? head to www.cpsc.gov to check.
If you bring in old/broken/recalled equipment you will be responsible for picking it back up or paying a $5 disposal fee.** as we cannot donate these items anywhere.
3. We love gently used toys, puzzles and games! Please group toys in zip locks or recycled grocery bags so we know what goes together. Feel free to bag like-items i.e cars, heroes, legos etc. If the item needs new batteries we can replace them for cost of batteries.
4. Your store credit is good for gently used items in the store. We will have a lot of new items from popular brands that will need to be purchased separately.
Store credit will eventually expire one year after it is entered on your account. Your store credit will be good to use on gently used items at both of our locations!
5. We do not go through your items on the spot but will text you as soon as it's done!
We kindly ask for up to 10 days to go through your items-average is 4 days- it just depends on business volumes.
You can choose to pick-up or for us to donate any items we do not need. If you choose to PICK-UP your items vs. selecting for us to DONATE them for you, you will need to pick-up these items timely. We try to donate to local families in need when possible, otherwise items are donated to the Reno chapter of the Friends of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. As of July 2021 Friends of MS Reno has stopped taking in any hard goods for donations so it is important for us to make sure we are not left to take care of a bunch of hard goods that cannot be resold or donated so please please reach out to us beforehand if your unsure!
**If we do not hear back from you we will have to eventually donate your items; we do try to hold on to them as long as we have space.**
More on Store Credit:
-The amount we offer for your items is a percentage based on what we think we can re-sell the item for.
-We are not a consignment store. We make your offer before the item sells. We inherently take on the risk of the item not selling or having to reduce prices over time.
-We base our retail price on popularity, brand, condition, season, quality and need.
Items re-sold at $2.50-$3.50 are paid .15c per item.
Items re-sold under are grouped and are .15c per 3.
Anything that retails in our store for $4.50 is bought in at a General Price of .30c per item.
All $5.50+ is a percentage based on standards listed above from 20% and upwards.
Large equipment & furniture or premium designer clothing 30-50%-Older equipment 25-30%
If we have to put batteries in an item to get it to work. The cost of the battery will be deducted at .30c each aa/aaa & $1 each for C/D batteries.
Reminder, we do not buy-in stained, excessively worn, faded or ripped clothing or toys, games or gear with missing pieces.
We do not take on items that need excessive cleaning. For example a stroller that has been kept outside and not been cleaned or "crusty" highchairs.
OK, you made it through! Thank you for reading and go ahead and click the "book now" button if you'd like to trade with us!