My o/n team has had the luxury of having the actual xerox's to work off of. Hanging clothes are always going to be NOP items but the tags generally have the xxx-xx-xxxx numbers on them and if you do it by gender, age, and brand block that helps as well. I know SL is tough, you kind of don't get trained and then thrown to the wolves. At least that's how it goes in my district/region.
That's why I don't generally go anywhere near softlines. Though one time, the softlines TL borrowed me to help with the insane amount of re-shop, and she had me work on shoes because shoes are located (as are items in the infant gondolas).