How to save money on clothes for your kids!
Buying clothes for your little ones adds up quickly. I know! I have four kids under the age of five. Trying to have your kids dressed so they don’t look like a homeless child can be a little tricky when you have a tight budget. Maybe that budget needs to go for all the other living expenses as well? Or towards other important bills? So what can you do to have your children decently dressed for years to come but not break the bank? Here are a few great tips to have well dressed kids for little money.
Siblings are a blessing!
Having come from a large family, I have lots of siblings. And with this comes with lots of nieces and nephews. So we decided to start our baby boxes. This is when a few of my sisters and I have clothes that range from newborn to twelve months,(boy and girl) and keep them in totes to pass around whenever one of us has a baby. We have several different totes. A tote for each gender, two for 0-3 months, two for 3-6 months, two for 2-9 months, and two for 9-12 months.
Sorting the bad from the good!
I guess you can imagine that every mom will want to experience buying their own clothes for their baby right? Yup, me too. So we all buy anything we think is too cute to pass up and throw it in. Oh does this get crazy! The baby boxes were getting too full! So we had to make a small adjustment that whenever you got the box, you need to throw out anything dated, stained, dingy, holy, etc. So that this would no longer happen. Doing this it was an out with the old and in with the new kinda thing. And it is amazing!
How does this save me money?
This can save you money in multiple ways. Like these…
1- You only have to buy a few outfits per baby.
This is because the ones in the totes last quite a while and are always being rotated.
2- You can have your clothes used with multiple babies.
Because you don’t have to buy a brand new wardrobe for each child that comes along this saves you a bundle.
3- You can make money!
Yup, you heard me right! You can actually make money off doing this. Any of the older clothes that are no longer needed you can sell, or even better, donate to someone in need!
4- Everyone pitches in.
Because everyone in the family can pitch in it saves all of you a good amount by only paying a little for a lot.
More totes for more savings?
If you feel it is necessary you can do this with clothes with any age instead of just up to a year. We chose not to because by the time they are crawling, walking, and playing outside the clothes get ruined too quickly to pass on. But I am sure it could work if you have kids not as rambunctious as mine, ha.
If you don’t have siblings you can try this with friends, neighbors, or other relatives.
Best of luck!
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