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As a mom, I absolutely love buying clothes for my kids. Since I have 3 kids, I definitely have to make sure I stay inside my family budget when fulfilling their wardrobe needs. It is totally possible to do and I’ve put together a list of my top tips to help find great kid clothes on a budget.
Utilize Second Hand Shops-
Considering how fast kids grow, they can be in and out of clothes quickly. Especially babies and toddlers, they grow so fast. Places like Good Will and Salvation Army are stocked full of great clothes that are at a more affordable price point. I’ve even been able to find brand new clothes with tags at second-hand stores at a fraction of what it would have cost me somewhere else. It’s a great resource to really help save money.
Save for Special Events-
You’re going to have times when you need to buy that fancy dress for the special event or a snazzy suit for your teen. Make sure you plan ahead and save money each month for these larger purchases. This way your child can still pick their special items brand new and you can still stick to the budget.
Shop Online Sales-
An obvious way to save money on new clothes is to wait for a sale. You can subscribe to clothing retailers and wait for a sale that will help you spend less on things you would have already had to purchase. I like to do this for items like jeans and clothing my children have specifically requested to be new. You can also use online catalogues with credit accounts to buy the clothing you need now and make lower payments each month.
Swap clothes with other moms-
As your kids grow out of clothing, consider finding a mom in your area who is in need of clothing for their child. Send out the word that you would also like to be a recipient. A Facebook group can be created in your local area to help with setting up the exchanges and matching up families with the right age kids. Hand me downs are alive and well and a fantastic way to help everyone out with their clothing budget.
It is totally possible to keep those kids looking sharp while sticking to the budget. Happy Clothing Shopping Mamas!