The price of things is increasing daily with inflation. With the Covid-19 pandemic, no one is sure when this will end or become the norm. This has left many are feeling the heat on their finances. Shopping for clothes for kids can be pretty expensive, and in these difficult times, you want to save as much money as possible. So how do you save money on seasonal children’s clothing with everything going on?
How To Save Money on Children’s Clothing
Buying seasonal clothing for kids can be pretty expensive, which is why you’ll appreciate a couple of handy tips and tricks to save money when shopping for your kids, both online and offline. Without further ado, here are four simple tips and tricks to save money when shopping for clothes for your kids.
A great way to save money on off-season shopping for kids’ clothes is discount offers that are not seasonal. These offers go all year round and often have great deals. However, you need to keep track of them to utilize them as they can quickly get piled over by other offers from other stores. Signing up for online newsletters is another way to get updated on deals from different stores.
You can also join different social media groups that specialize in keeping track of and sharing discount offers from various stores among group members. Try to find local groups in your vicinity as joining up for a group in a different part of the country is impractical. Also, keep an eye out for outdoor advertisements in physical stores, which can often be missed when you’re on the move.
Shopping off-season for seasonal children’s clothing is the simplest and oldest technique in this list, something you probably already do when shopping for clothes for yourself. Yet somehow, most parents forget to apply the same principles when shopping for clothes for their kids. Since winter is in full swing, summer clothing is being offered at steep discounts in many stores across the globe.
These discounts can range up to fifty percent or more, depending on your shopping skills. You can get quite the bargain in bulk off-season purchases. Usually, physical clothing stores are better for off-season shopping as they offer popular designs off-season, unlike online stores with more stock.
Hand Me Down Clothing
If you have several children, then reusing them is a practical way to save money shopping for their clothes. You can save clothes like t-shirts, sweaters, shirts for future use. Relatives can also be a great source of used children’s clothing, especially if they had kids before you, which can help you end up with a bunch of free clothing.
Sometimes these clothes may have a stain or not be in style. Instead of tossing them, try making some easy modifications. Tie-dye is an easy fix for white t-shirts. Patches work great for jeans and some shirts, plus they add personalization to them! Jumping on Pinterest will give you more ideas than you could ever imagine to reuse old clothes!
Buying Second Hand
If you don’t have more children or any relatives who’ve had kids, you can always buy used clothes from different sources. Thrift stores are an excellent source for buying used clothes in particular. These stores can offer a treasure trove of good quality clothing at a reduced price as long as you have a good eye for spotting defects.
There are tons of places online that offer used clothes if you know where to look. eBay and Facebook Marketplace are both great places to start. You can also check out apps like NextDoor, Craigslist, Mecari, and Poshmark. All of these places offer both local pickup and shipping.
Shop Smart, Save Money
Saving money on seasonal clothing for children can be affordable if you know how to shop smart. Make sure to check back often and sign up for our newsletter for more great parenting tips!