As all parents discover, kids grow up way too fast. Part of growing up is outgrowing clothes as well. Parents often find that the clothes that fit just a few months ago are now too tight and that kids outgrow their clothing a lot quicker than you can afford. Instead of spending a lot every season on a new wardrobe, here are five ways you can find better deals on your kid’s clothes this winter.
Shop at Thrift Stores
You can get many durable and even stylish clothes at places like these at just a fraction of the cost. At most, you will likely pay only a couple of bucks for each item you buy at a thrift store. This is a great deal that can really stretch the budget you allow for your children.
Check out Garage Sales
Garage sales tend to have similar prices to thrift stores. You can find amazing values if you start hitting up your local garage sales every weekend, and oftentimes will find things that have barely been worn for incredible prices, including designer clothing items. It may take some time and dedication, but you are sure to find a few steals this way.
With your busy schedule, you may not have time to go out hunting for the best deals. If this is the case, one great option you can use is to shop for kids’ clothing online. There are loads of great fashion websites for kids that offer great prices. Places like Southern Tots are great for getting fashionable and adjustable types of clothing. Shop around to find the best deals, and always try to shop at online stores that offer free shipping.
Organize a Clothing Swap
A creative way to get your kids clothes without paying a dime is to organize a community clothing swap. At a clothing swap all your neighbors come together with the clothes their families don’t wear anymore. They can then swap each item for a new one their family could use.
Look for Clearance Sales
Your local department stores will often have clearance sales to get rid of merchandise that has been sitting on the shelves. They have to do this regularly to make room for new merchandise. If you keep your eyes open, you will find incredible deals on kids’ clothing at local stores if you wait for their clearance sales.
As you can see, there is no reason to pay an arm and a leg for clothing that will soon be outgrown. If you use these five tips, you can get all the clothing for your kids at a fraction of retail prices. Shop smartly to stretch your clothing budget as far as it can go.
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