A fun way to meet with other moms and let the kids play while saving money is to have a clothing swap at someone’s house. Each mother would bring over the clothes that children don’t wear any longer. The clothing would be set up on a table with each mother picking the clothes that will fit the current size for the child or children. Make the event fun with snacks and play time for the kids.
Yard sales are a great way to save money on clothing. You can often find children’s clothes for a fraction of the price you would pay for a new item. Make sure the clothes don’t have stains on them or tears, but even if there are a few stains, the clothes can be washed or worn while playing outside.
Thrift shops often have name brand clothing that has been donated at reduced prices. You can sometimes get new clothes at thrift shops that tend to buy wholesale items. Most shops have clothing for all seasons on the racks at one time so that you can stock up for the warm and cold months.
When stores have clearance sales at the end of the season, you need to take advantage of them. Get the next size up for the child as your child will likely grow over the course of a year. Wait as long as possible to get clothing on clearance as this is how you’ll save the most money.
Consignment stores allow you to take your clothing that children no longer wear and get a credit for more clothes or money that you can spend at other stores. Most consignment stores sell newer clothing as they will look through the items carefully before purchasing them.
Coupons are an ideal way to save money on children’s clothes. You might have to do some research, but you can often find deals for some of the larger companies that sell clothing. Some coupons can be paired with sales so that you save even more money on the items you like.