It’s amazing how much children grow in a year. Have you noticed that problem with your children? They grow out of pants, shirts, shoes and it happens quickly. At least 2 – 3 times a year I find myself going through my grandchildren’s clothing or asking their mother what kind of clothing they need to get through the summer, winter and the school year for my grandson. Unfortunately there’s nobody to pass hand me downs too in the house for either, so I look for ways to shop on a wisely and within my budget.
I’ve found ways to cut down on clothing expense and the children look fabulous. Just walking into a store at any given time and just purchasing clothing is not an option for me. I shop on a budget and I want quality. Here’s 7 ways to shop for kid’s clothing that will help me cut down on expenses:
- Purchase clearance items – I purchase coats, tees, jeans, shorts, sundresses etc. in a bigger size for the next season.
- Shop sales – You can score some great buys during the holidays too. Check on-line and your local advertisements for sale items.
- Look for free shipping and discounts when you’re shopping on line – Not paying shipping costs or getting a discount on your order can help cut down on expenses.
- Shop thrift and consignment shops – I send tons of clothing to thrift shops that are in excellent shape. Others do the same.
- Don’t purchase designer items unless you’re getting a huge discount – Kids outgrow them too quickly, and you will rarely get your money’s worth.
- Check out neighborhood yard sales – You can find bargains on jeans for boys to play in and adorable dresses for girls. If you have a newborn, I’ve seen tons of baby clothing that look brand new.
- Check out on-line yard sales – I’ve seen great deals on local Facebook sites.