How to Save on Children's Clothes
One of the most expensive things we have to spend money on is Children's Clothes. The problem they don't last long because kids outgrow clothes fast. Sometimes faster than we can afford. When I was a single mother my daughter was young I was in my early 20's and had a baby to take care of here are some of the tips I learned over the years that helped me save money.
Sell your Too Little Clothes
This is one of my go to options for kids clothes if you have read my article with What to do with your Kids too Small Clothes. I helped show you how to not only get rid of the clothes but also how to get money for your kids too small clothes. The one place I recommend is Thred Up, this is a great way to not only earn money but if they can't use the clothes it goes to a local charity. Now remember you have to have name brand clothes, to find out what brands they accept check out the site. If you want to sign up you can also get a free $10 credit when you sign up here. You can always look up local options to this as well so the return can be instant.
Store brands are great
One of the brands that I am a big fan of is not even a name brand so to speak but well known, Garanimals. This brand is one of the most affordable and a great go to with tops starting at $2.88 and bottoms at $4.88. I personally buy a lot of Garanimals when my daughter was little during the summer and winter as a base for her wardrobe as they have a ton of solid colors that can be switched out to create totally new outfits. The great thing about them is you an get them at Walmart and Target at these prices.
Store Sales and Coupons are your Friends
When shopping for kids its easy to want the best for your child but realistically affordability can sometimes be a problem. So what I do is look for sales and deals. One way you can do that is by getting text messages on sales going on at your favorite store. I have a list of 50 stores that have mobile coupons.
Reuse your clothes
I am all about using clothes longer than the season and over the years with my little one Especially Girls. I have learned to extend the clothes from Summer into Fall. This gives you a longer life on your little ones clothes. That is always a good thing.
Switch clothes you someone that has older kids
One way to save is to ask friends that have older kids if they have any clothes in your kids size. I personally have given a lot of clothes to a little girl that lives diagonal from my grandmom's house she was a few years younger and would give her some play clothes and some super cute church clothes all the time.
What way are you going to save on your children's clothes ?
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