Just because you want to save money and ease up on your spending doesn’t mean you have to give up your love for fashion. There are still ways to save money and stay in style. Buying clothes you need and want shouldn’t break your bank. Since kids grow out of their clothes faster than you can buy them. It seems so silly to waste money on expensive clothes that they may ruin or will hardly ever wear. And just because you are a mom doesn’t mean you have to neglect your wardrobe either there are ways to have your cake and eat it too. We will provide you with some thrifty ideas that will save you money and have your family looking great!
There is nothing wrong with wanting to buy new clothing. But to be perfectly honest I never pay full price for anything. I enjoy wearing fun fashionable items but I do not want to fork out the money they are asking for. What I do is always stick with sale items. Just dodge all the clothing in front of the store and head for the back. A wise woman once passed on this piece of information and it has saved me a lot of money. Look for the clearance racks they are usually filled with items you may want or need. You can find yourself purchasing more items for less. The same rules apply for kids clothing as well. And if you’re worried about getting their holiday outfits, you save the most amount of money buying right after the holidays. That way you are already prepared for next year’s holiday season. Shopping off season is where it’s at. And do not go shopping without those coupons. They are there for a reason. Think about buying a Calvin Klein winter coat on sale and having a coupon, for me that was a 60% savings off the original price.
Now that you know where in the stores to shop know that it’s also important to shop smart. Shop for clothing that can be used year long. For boys clothing limit the amount of long sleeves you have to buy each year by utilizing tee shirts. Buy neutral thermal long sleeves the little guy can wear under his tees all year long. Dresses can be worn with leggings all year long. Purchase staple items that can be mixed and matched. That way you can enjoy your favorite clothing more.
Check out consignment stores. Bring your gently used clothing and swap out for cash or new used clothing you need. It is astonishing at how much you can save. There are some stores that may not carry what you need but will allow you to cash out for the items you brought. Since it’s clothing you were already getting rid of it will be worth the amount of money you will receive. There are even kids only consignment stores, which will save you probably hundreds of dollars.
Thrift stores are a hidden treasure. It may take some time digging through clothes but you can even find designer clothing for cheap. As long as it looks like it’s in good condition why not. No one has to know that you bought it from a thrift store or will care. You will probably even get compliments on your frugal finds.
Hand-me-downs are a godsend. You usually know where the clothes are coming from so that will put you at ease and they are free. People love to give their kids clothes to someone that can and will use them.
So get over the thought of having to have something brand new. It’s not budget friendly. And if you prefer something new then shop smart. It’s not worth it to buy clothing at full price when there are so many other pocket friendly options.