Money saving opportunities are available everywhere in our family home. We as parents need to be strategic and creative when it comes to our everyday spending.
It is no secret that children grow out of their clothes faster than they can wear them out. Buying their clothing can get very costly overtime. So what can we do as parents to help offset these costs.
1. Purchase gently used items from thrift shops, yard sales, and consignment stores. Once upon a child is a consignment store, which has good quality used clothing. They will also buy back the clothing once your child is finished with it, although they are very selective in what they will take back.
6. Buy online. There are many discount clothing stores online and many offer free shipping for a minimum purchase. Ebay also has sellers who will action off new clothing, allowing for great buys.
- treating stains immediately before they can set
- wash in cold water if able
- line dry clothes whenever possible.
- socks that are outgrown can be cut at the toes and turned into leg warmers
- outgrown footie pajamas can be altered to fit longer by removing the feet
- stained t-shirts can be tie-dyed
- pants that have become short can be made into a pair of capris or shorts.