Frugal Tip

4 Simple Strategies to Save on Children’s Clothes

Children grow like weeds. Since they change sizes so quickly, it can be challenging and expensive to maintain an appropriate wardrobe. But you don’t have to empty your kids’ college funds to keep them decked out in the latest fashions. With these four simple strategies, you can save a ton of money on children’s clothes.

Buy Out of Season

Retailers discount out-of-season clothing, and these discounts can be substantial.

While you could try to approximate how big your child will be when the clothing is in season again, there’s another way to maximize your out-of-season purchases. Try to find seasonal items that can be worn all year. For instance, t-shirts are a summer staple, but they can be layered all year long. A hooded sweatshirt might be classified as a winter item, but it’s also perfect for chilly summer nights.

Buy Used Clothing

The good thing about kids growing quickly is that it happens to every child. That means a lot of other families need to offload children’s clothing that was barely worn, so you can snag some great deals.

You can find used children’s clothing at thrift stores, garage sales, or online via Facebook Marketplace or eBay.

Aim for Neutral Items

Whenever possible, try to focus on neutrals.

Trends can go out of fashion quickly, so your kid might be embarrassed to wear a once-trendy garment before they’ve outgrown it.

Similarly, aim for neutral sizing. Purchasing a garment that fits perfectly now will mean your child will grow out of it that much more quickly. Instead, try to size up so that it’s not too big to wear immediately, but your child won’t grow out of it right away.

Ask Family and Friends

People often wind up with children’s clothes they no longer need or want, so put the word out that you’re interested. Some of your friends and family might be happy for you to take their unwanted children’s clothing off their hands!

Children’s clothes don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. These four simple strategies can help you find great children’s clothing without breaking the bank.

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