Dressing your kids can be expensive these days! Kids grow fast and they’re ultrasensitive to trends they see around them, on friends and older siblings. Here are a few ways to keep your kids dressed in style without breaking the bank!
Shop discount. Stores like TJ Maxx and Walmart have some quality brands at low prices. You often need some patience to comb through the racks of these stores to find the best deal. However, especially for your little ones who outgrow things so quickly, these can be a great option for some nicer clothes.
Try Goodwill. Many people donate old clothes to Goodwill and it doesn’t mean that the clothes are in bad shape. Though they may be slightly worn, often times the donor just doesn’t have a need for them anymore and their trash is your treasure.
Ask around. Talk to friends who have kids that are older than yours and see if you can take some old clothes off their hands. Many people need an excuse to clean out their closets, but once they have the incentive of an easy way to get rid of the things they don’t need, they’ll be more than happy to spend a bit of time making space.
Try older models. When your kids need new sneakers, take a look at last year’s model. Stores will often heavily discount an older model that is almost identical to the current season’s one. Since there’s no fundamental difference between the products, don’t waste your money on brand new!
Look for lots on eBay. This is one of the easiest ways to find a bunch of clothes from a brand you know your kids like. Buying in bulk is usually a money saver and in this case, because it’s a one-stop shop, it’s a time-saver too!
Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for QuickQuid, the cash advance lender, and enjoys taking any idea and making it easier or cheaper to complete.