Children are expensive. It’s a fact. They need feeding; they need clothing, and they need things. Lots of things. I’m not just talking about toys here because we know that expensive gifts aren’t the answer, But even paper, pens, and other bits have a price tag. If we can save money when we can that has to be a good thing, right? I find that children’s clothing can be where a lot of money can be spent. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can be a bit more frugal in this area and save some extra cash.
Repair and Upcycle
Sometimes clothes can get rips. Whether their climbing tree’s or just falling over, these things do happen. Repairing these rips instead of buying replacements can save you some money. You could also upcycle clothes. You could turn their short jeans into shorts. Maybe customize a boy’s shirt into a girls shirt. Even repairing the items until younger children grow into them. Or even making them appropriate for them straight away by shortening sleeves or adding to them. It’s a good idea to invest in a sewing machine if you haven’t got one already.
Buy as much as you can in the sales
Store sales can save you a lot of money. Especially if you are organized. Buying clothes in the sales means you can bulk buy for the year ahead. Of course, this means you may spend a lot of money in one go, but you will save yourself a lot in the long run. If you buy Children’s clothes for nieces or nephews, or gifts as presents, then using the sales will help you keep your costs down.
Shop in thrift stores
Shopping in thrift stores could save you a lot of money and allow you to buy a few bargains. A lot of what goes into these stores is barely worn and maybe even new. The cost of these items is a fraction of what you would pay retail.
Use store coupons
Do your research online and hunt around for coupon codes and printables. Sometimes these coupons can give you money off or just a percentage of discount, but the savings can all add up.
Sell any unwanted clothes
The baby clothes you no longer need and the clothes that can’t be kept for younger children can be sold on to recuperate some of the cost back. Using sites like eBay can help you declutter the house and generate some income to go towards the new clothes that are needed.
Swap with friends
If you have friends with younger or older kids why not ask to do a swap With your children’s clothes. You could even get a few of your mum friends round. Get them to bring any unwanted children’s clothes, and have an evening rummaging through and seeing if you can use anything yourself. You may spot something you can upcycle or offer a friend in need of some of your unwanted baby clothes. You will feel good to be giving as well as saving some money yourself.
Do you have any ideas on how you can save money on children’s clothes?