Tips for saving money on shopping for clothes for your children

Kirsten HStarred Page By Kirsten H, 11th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1l1cw3fa/
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When purchasing clothes for your child, the expense can be immense. Try these tips and save a lot of money.

The wardrobe

When you have kids they grow like weeds. Trying to keep their clothing needs filled without spending a fortune can be daunting but is doable. Take in mind several tips to save money on clothing. Your wallet and you will be much happier.

Shop at home

Take a look in your child’s closet before you begin your shopping. Have your child try on any clothes and see what your requirements before you head out to purchase any clothing. You will find many items that items you thought you need to purchase you already own.

Buy at the end of season

At the end of each season the stores have huge clothing sales that can help you save a lot of money. You can purchase: winter coats, swim suits, dress clothing and so much more for as much as 90% off. If you do this for each season you will have enormous success with saving money. Purchase what you can and store it for the following year. When you are ready for the next season, you are unpacked and don’t need to spend a lot of money.

Look at thrift and consignment stores

You can find some fabulous clothing at these stores. Most items are hardly worn and you can discover the occasional item with a tag still on it. This takes time and patience to look through the racks, but it is well worth it. Starting your shopping at these stores you can fill most of your need for your child. The savings from these stores will be immense.

Start a hand-me down community

Talk to your friends about starting a clothing exchange party. Bring all the items that your child no longer can wear to the gathering. This will give everyone a chance to exchange clothing sizes and have a start to a new wardrobe for your child. Doing this on a regular basis you will find the group to grow and a significant savings each year for everyone.

Coupons

Take a look at the stores to see if stores have any specials or coupons. Many times stores will have great savings during certain seasons. Shopping online you will also find the stores will have deeper discounts and more of a selection than in the stores.

Victory

Saving money on children’s clothing can be significant if you follow these tips. Your child will look fabulous and your wallet will be happier.

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Consignment Shopping, Sales, Save, Save Money, Shopping, Shopping Online, Thrift Store Shopping

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author avatar tootsieharveystories
11th Sep 2010 (#)

When you're on a limited budget, this helps. Thanks for sharing.

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