Wow! You can easily spend a lot of money on kids clothes these days, and what with the fact that they grow out of them so fast this can be a real issue. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep the kid’s en vogue, without breaking the bank. Read on to find out what they are.
Invest in good quality basics
The first thing you can do to ensure that your kids remain well dressed, even if you don’t have a massive budget is to invest in good quality basics. What this means is that instead of buying loads of cheaper bit and pieces that don’t last or wash and wear as well, you focus on a small wardrobe of better quality.
In fact, cutting down the number of clothes that you kids have can not only help you to save money but also help you to keep on top of the washing better as well. It also something that can help the little one to learn to appreciate and look after the items of clothing they do have. Something that is a very valuable lesson for them as they mature.
Wait for the sales
Next, if you are looking for ways to save money while keeping the kids in fashion, waiting to buy things until the sales roll around can be a smart move. In fact, by creating a list of everything your child needs and waiting until crucial times like the boxing day sales, and summer clearances, you can get them some great stuff. All at a vastly reduced price.
Of course, the critical thing here is to buy items big enough for the coming year. Then you can put them away, and your kids will have a whole new wardrobe once that season comes around.
You can also save some significant amount of money on clothing you kids by putting your crafting skills to good use. Of course, I’m not suggesting that you get out the Singer and start making clothes from scratch unless the idea appeals to you that is.
Instead, the intention here is that you can repair, let out, and take up clothes that would otherwise need to be replaced. Something that can help increase their lifespan, and means you don’t have to spend money on new items.
Lastly, one of the best things about kids clothes is that they grow out of them so quickly. Yes, you heard me right! This is a good thing for two reasons. The first is that clothes stay in good condition so you can sell them on easily. Something that means you will have extra money for new items.
The second reason is that this phenomenon happens with everyone else’s kids as well, which means buying preloved, good quality clothes at a cut-price isn’t hard at all. Something that can really help you keep your clothing bills down, but still ensure the kids are well dressed and fashionable at all times.