All consignment stores I have ever dealt with want their merchandise clean, pressed and on hangers! THIS IS NOT A GARAGE SALE---so of course, you are going to find a better deal at a garage sale--but they may not be clean and likely will not be pressed or on hangers---and probably will also have tears and missing buttons. For people who take meticulous care of their children's clothing and would like to pass it on, consigning is a wonderful way to make a little money. We all know that garage sales cannot generate this type of money for quality, almost new clothing--people would not pay it! I have found that consigning is a wonderful thing for parents who must clothe quickly growing children, and a green way to protect the environment from waste when clothing is outgrown or toys are no longer loved.