Parents have been in constant struggle to make ends meet. Some parents shy away from buying children’s clothing due to costs. Parents experience lots of stress and anxiety as they balance their budget and their children’s clothing needs. This should not be the case. Here are great ways to save money while buying new clothes for your children.
Buy slightly bigger clothes
Find out your kids’ sizes before shopping for clothes. When choosing the kind of clothes to buy, go for those half a size or a full size bigger. This will allow your children to grow into the clothes. Tube socks can be worn longer compared to the footed variety. Jumpers are great because they can be worn over some slacks. Buy bigger shoes since it has more wiggle room for your children’s feet. Use laces to secure it in place. Kids can grow up so fast and before you know it, you will need another new set of clothes again for your children to wear. But, if you buy those clothes that are bigger than their size, you will never have to buy clothes that often.
Online stores are often cheaper than brick and mortar stores. Online stores have virtually no rental costs and need fewer employees which are savings that can translate to selling items with lower prices. Consult family and friends for their recommended online stores. Get expert advice on how to properly shop online for clothing. It is easy to mess up everything if you don’t know how to deal with e-commerce sites. Knowing your children’s sizes is important to get the right fit. Returning items can be difficult if you shop with an online store. This is why it is very important to shop online with your kids beside you to ensure that the clothes will not only be according to your budget but according to your children’s preferences as well.
Look for great deals in thrift stores
Don’t turn your nose away at thrift stores. Prices of items in thrift stores are cheaper than consignment. Buying in thrift stores assures that you are getting brand-new clothes compared to buying in a garage sale. Thrift stores often stage weekly sales which further push prices down. Overstocked thrift stores frequently slash their prices to encourage item movement. Get other low-priced items such as toys, books and other children’s need from thrift stores. Shopping at these thrift stores will allow you to buy more without the need to blow your budget.
Go for secondhand clothing shops
If you have no issue with used clothing; then consider shopping in secondhand clothing shops. Children outgrow their clothes quickly. You can get much benefit from the things that other people throw out. Just be sure to carefully check every inch of these used clothes before finally paying for it. This is to ensure that the clothes do not have any torn edges, holes or stains.
Buy the best
Buy clothing with sturdy materials if you get the chance to buy some. Avoid snaps that break easily or zippers that may not close well. Always check the quality of buttons and how they are sewn onto the garment. Children are notorious in picking on buttons when they are at play. Buying clothes made from high-quality materials may seem a bit expensive at first. But, in the long run you will realize that these high quality clothes are durable and more comfortable. Not to mention the fact that it will spare you from the need to buy again some clothes.
Track your expenses
Keep tabs on how much money you have spent on children’s clothes. Slow down if you feel that you have spent too much. Make sure that there is a dire need for new children’s clothes. Avoid impulse buying just because the local department store has a sale.
You can save a lot of money if you know where to shop and when to buy. It takes a lot of practice but eventually you can become a pro in saving money. The key is to buy quality yet cheap clothing; anyway some kids have no idea on fashion trends just yet.
About the Author:
Ryan Rivera used to suffer from anxiety attacks for seven years. He now dedicates his life in writing articles that will help people in coping with anxiety, stress, panic attacks and depression. You can read more of his writings at Calm Clinic.