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7 Tips for saving money on kids clothing

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If all parents could agree on one universal principle, it would be that kid’s clothing can be way overpriced. Your children have to wear clothing, which means major costs adding up quickly. Over the course of my life, I have found ways to create a budget-friendly kid’s wardrobe without breaking the bank. Check out my money saving tips below.

Tips for Saving Money

#1. Hand Me Downs

When I was a kid, my parents always seemed to have to hand me downs given to them for us. However, in today’s society, it’s a little tougher to find hand me downs. I’m very vocal with the fact that I love to hand me downs and if anyone is feeling generous, I’m open to receiving them. While some people think this is tacky, I think it’s a great way to save money and start point to building a budget-friendly kid’s wardrobe.

My three boys survived off of hand me downs. We would rotate clothing among my kids from time to time… When my 10-year-old doesn’t fit something, we pass it on to the 6-year-old than the 5-year-old. If you have several kids, plan to do the same. It helped us spend less and save money on our kid’s clothing. You can account for the money saved and budget it on some other expenses.

#2. Don’t Go Name Brand

Name brands are wonderful and there are a million and one reasons to buy them. I’ve noticed that non-name brand clothing does work in the same capacity as the name brand clothing. Avoid name brand clothing at regular cost and buy second hand or on sale. This will help you build your kid’s wardrobe on a budget. You will have  achieved your goal without straining your financial life.

#3. Swap Clothing

There’s a huge fad online called “swapping.” It may sound a bit strange, but it’s a great way to save money on kid’s clothing. Find a Facebook group that carries out swapping services of children’s items and go for it. Most of the time, the item is given away and all you pay for is shipping. Of course, you are asked to donate your used clothing as well, so others can benefit in the same way. You get clothes for your kids without spending much of your savings. You can start doing this regularly.

#4. Flea Markets

Just like garage sales or yard sales, flea markets are a great way to build up a kid’s wardrobe. I have found that flea markets are great for shoes, coats, and even socks and underwear. Those items can get exhaust your credit card and it’s nice to get those items and pay for them at a smaller price. If you plan to visit the flea market, you will have more savings in you bank every month even after spending some on kids clothing.

#5. Go Simple

Kid’s clothing can get pretty complicated and we try to keep ours as simple as possible. We try to go for plain pants that will match any shirt we can find. Plainclothes are also less expensive than clothing with graphics. By taking account of these price differences, we got to save a lot of money on kids’ clothing.

#6. Put Together Outfits

If a mom or dad were to check their kid’s closet right now, they will notice there’s a lot in there. When you’re putting together the next season’s wardrobe for your kids, put together outfits. Also, keep in mind that your child will be okay with a certain amount of pants and shirts. However, you know your child best, so it’s hard to put a number on the amount that they need.

#7. Get Choosy

When you’re picking out second-hand items, you really need to be choosy and plan before hand. Just because you are buying it “while on a budget” doesn’t mean you can’t pick out quality. Also, set goals on the number of kids clothes to buy and the account for the amount you spend every time you go shopping.

Creating that perfect kid’s wardrobe should be fun and exciting. Start using my money saving tips to help you put together a budget-friendly kid’s wardrobe. What are your best tips for creating a budget-friendly kid’s wardrobe?

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  • “Hand me downs ” are really no brainer, I do that for all my kids. I have really never thought of buying clothes from flea market, now that you’ve said it, I will look into it

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