Kids Clothing On A Budget

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Kids Clothing On A Budget

Clothes can be expensive, especially for children. In addition to the cost, kids want to have stylish outfits, which can be even more expensive. But there is good news!

Even if you are on a tight budget, there are ways to buy kids clothing that are fashionable, but without breaking the bank.

Kids Clothing On A Budget

Shop the Sales

The first thing you should do is scour the ads and look online for sales. Some Big Lots have clothing and you can get basic t-shirts at Dollar General. I find a lot of clothes for $3 in Wal-Mart’s clearance section. Don’t forget to checkĀ Amazon.com. I love how you can filter your results, making it easier to find what you are looking for.

Go Thrift Shopping

I love thrift stores and have found some great clothes there. You do need to spend a little extra time looking for missing buttons, rips, tears and stains, but it is totally worth it.

Also, the Salvation Army thrift stores in some areas offer a deal where one day a week you can fill up a shopping bag with as many clothes as you can and only pay $1.

Garage Sales

Many people having yard or garage sales sell clothing they no longer want or that doesn’t fit anymore. Most of the ones I go to have oodles of kids clothes! Once again, check to make sure they are in good shape.

The downside to this is that the kids can’t try them on beforehand, but I have bought entire outfits for less than $1 at garage sales. If they happen not to fit, you can save them for a younger child, sell them at your own garage sale or donate them to a child in need.

Buy Off-Season

When I started looking for kids clothing on a budget for my children, I learned to buy off-season. During winter, buy shorts and during the summer, look for sweaters and pants. Kids do grow quickly, so I always buy one size up.

One word of advice: When shopping, take your kids with you. Many times what us parents consider “cute” or “fashionable” is downright embarrassing for kids!

What ways do you buy kids clothing on a budget?

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1 Melissa @ Living A Frugal Life August 21, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I LOVE finding kids clothes at Thrift stores! especially when you find that special store that have the name brand clothing!

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