2 Ways To Save 80% On Your Kid's Clothes
once you learn the art of saving money on items you need, and are able to have money left over, it becomes an addiction
I spent $10 on the next to perfect clothing below:
4 infant onesies for the new baby; and 4 whole sets of pajamas, 2 pairs of pajama pants, 3 shirts, 4 shorts, snow pants, snow jacket, and winter boots for Maverick
I totalled the cost of only Maverick’s clothings if we were to purchase brand new: $314.56
The big question: how?
I have 2 major ways on how I save money on my children’s clothes. Although, I acknowledge I have been fortunate enough to been given so many items of clothing for my children before they even arrived, I have still purchased clothing as time went on. I was also still incredibly frugal, regardless of being given so much!
Putting your pride aside and utilizing garage sales, consignment stories, and buying second hand.
I typically only buy clothing that is in a smoke free and pet free environment. You can tell the difference in quality of the clothes. I will make exceptions if they have a single cat or dog, but generally am picky! Although my children are not allergic and I love animals, I want to ensure we are getting the best!
The reason I buy second hand is because children truly grow so incredibly fast, they hardly get to wear items to their fullest potential! I have been fortunate enough to been given so many items of clothing for my children, but I purchase clothes alongside their growth to make sure we have enough for those busy weeks where laundry isn’t fully put away! (oops!)
Often times, you can buy “lots” of clothing for under $40 on Facebook marketplace that usually come with multiple matching sleep sets, handfuls of t-shirts, and pants. I purchased 2 baby girl “lots” and it was all I needed to cloth my kiddo! Sometimes utilizing used clothing can save you hundreds.
I encourage you to negotiate on cost with the seller as well! I have seen sellers selling multiple lots, and offering them a price for all 3, managing to get an entire section of clothing for a fraction of what the cost would be in store!
If purchasing online, buy when there is a 20%+ sale, and ONLY shop in the clearance section.
on the right hand picture the drawstring jersey pants were originally $12 each. I managed to get them for $5, as well as 33% off my order!
I spent $3.35 after the sale per drawstring jersey pants.
the sleep sets range from $20-$30, and I managed to snag each for $6.99, then add 33% off.
I spent $6.48 after the sale per sleep set
Although not kid related, I got myself high- rise compression leggings $15 off each, as well as 20% off (left picture). These helped with my muscle separation after + during pregnancies.
I spent $27.95 after the sale per legging
jersey leggings for baby were $13, and I managed to get them for $8, and then add a 33% off on top of that.
I spent $5.36 after the sale per jersey pants
I know these tips seem extremely easy, as if they’re common knowledge! But how many of you shop in the “regular” section of a store, whether that is in store or online, and never utilize a clearance section?
Here is the break down of the numbers from regular price, to purchasing on clearance WITH a sale:
$12 vs $3.35 = 72% off
$30 vs $6.48 = 79% off
$50 vs $27.95 = 44% off
$13 vs $5.36 = 59% off