Parents are always looking for money saving ideas when it comes to raising their kids. Some of our best tips are about how to save money on those necessities like kids clothing. We are going to share our best tips for how to save a significant amount of money on your kids wardrobe. These tips are easy, useful and work no matter where you live.
Money Saving Ideas When Buying Kids Clothing
Shop second hand.
Whether you choose to look at local yard sales, thrift shops or consignment sales, shopping second hand is one of the best money saving ideas when it comes to buying your kids clothing. Most second-hand purchases are up to 75% off the original price. This makes those clothes they are only in for a few months, much easier to afford. Babies tend to grow so fast they don’t stay in the same size for long, and buying second-hand is a great way to save tons of money. This is also a great way to find name brand pieces for your tween or teenage children at a much lower price. You may even be able to set up a clothing swap with your friends or neighbors who have kids of similar ages and sizes. Swapping back and forth can save everyone a lot of money and give kids a fun new wardrobe.
While you may want to go to a local store to try on some pieces, shopping online can often make it much easier. You can find exactly what you are looking for, eliminate the arguments with your kids in store and utilize great online coupons, deals, free shipping and more that are offered by many popular brands. You can also take advantage of some great sites like eBay for savings on second-hand clothing. Some allow you to send your kids clothes in to earn credit while eBay offers you a chance to list your kids gently worn items to make a little money.
Get to know your store sales and clearance procedures.
One way to save is to actually figure out how your local stores do sales and clearance. You can ask the sales staff, or watch sale cycles to get an idea about when the best deals will happen. You can easily figure out when clearance happens so you can stock up ahead of seasons by buying the end of season products at discounts. Ask about any special customer sales, coupons or email newsletters that will alert you to sales earlier. Many large retailers offer great promotions to what they consider their VIP members who sign up for their newsletter.
Make your own.
This is one of the classic money saving ideas when it comes to buying kids clothing. However, with the time involved, the price of material and changing seasons it can sometimes be more expensive. There are a few fun things you can do, however, to make your own clothing. Upcycle items like your own worn out shirts, dresses or pants to create items for your kids. Perhaps you can make fun pillowcase dresses for little girls, or just use t-shirts to create fun tote bags for your teen to carry. There are always options for making your own or upcycling an existing item to revamp and give it a new look.
With this list of money saving ideas you can easily stay in budget while buying clothes for your kids no matter the season!
How do you save money on kids clothing? Let us know in the comments below!