When you are starting out with a young family, sometimes you need to take advantage of every opportunity you can find to save money. Buying kids’ clothes is one of those things that often feels a bit self-defeating. You know that you want to keep your kids clothed in the finest, but it gets a little depressing watching them grow out of those items so fast. On top of that, in just the short time your kids are wearing those clothes, you watch them totally destroy them, whether sliding for first base in the baseball game, or playing in mud puddles on a rainy day.
If you want to make sure that your kids have great clothes to wear, but you do not want to get depressed thinking about the huge amount of money you have spent on their clothes, you have a few options:
Accept Hand Me Downs
This route often leaves your kids clothed in other families’ unwanteds pile. Even though they have multiple kids that could fit these clothes, whoever gifts you these items has obviously already decided that they are not good enough for their own kids. That, or the item was so beloved, it’s already been worn by three or four kids ahead of your own, meaning it comes “well-loved,” or pre-stained and ripped.
This age old frugality tips only work if you know where to find second-hand items that have never been worn before. While that is possible in some rare locations, the chances are good that you are only going to be able to get your hands on items that are in much the same condition as those in the above category.
Finding the Best Deals
This is the best option for anyone who wants their child clothes in items that make them feel good, while still respecting the family budget. Take advantage of deals from The Children’s Place’s Groupon Coupons page, for example, to save huge on all kinds of fantastic clothing.
You do not need to drive yourself crazy working long hours for clothes that your kids are simply going to wear thin in weeks. Likewise, you don’t need to clothe your children in items that have already “seen their better days.” Just do a little deal hunting, and walk away with great clothes at fantastic prices.