Last year my husband and I decided that it was time for us to tighten our belts a little when it came to how we spend money and we began to review just how much we were spending on the various aspects of our lives. We have 3 children and whilst they are expected of course to cost money, the level of money which I realized that we were spending on their clothes was absolutely crazy. I have never been one to dress my kids in the latest expensive trends, nor do they look unkept, but all three kids were going through clothes on what seemed like a daily basis. I decided that this had to stop and so I came up with a plan to make sure that my kids still looked great, but so too did our bank account.
Using the Internet
I had never realized how many exceptional prices and awesome deals there were online and once I unlocked this secret (which almost everyone in the world already knew about ) I was hooked. Once I had found my favorite kids clothes store online, I couldn’t stop picking up bargains and in all honesty, I cannot remember the last time that I actually went into a physical store. I you are anything like me and are a bit of a technophobe, I would urge you to go online and check out some of the amazing offers and promotions which you will find there.
I never really liked the idea of handing down the clothes from my eldest to my youngest but the truth of the matter is that kids usually grow out of their clothes whilst the clothing still looks great. With this in mind and the idea of trying to save some money, I gradually started to slip a few items of clothing from one washing pile to another. I quickly realized that something which I thought the kids would hate, turned into something which they had practically no idea about for the first 2 months, and then were completely unbothered by it once they knew. Kids eh!
Stitch and Sew
When trying to save money I made the decision that I would start fixing some clothing when to got ripped or torn instead of just slinging it out and buying new. This inspired me to get my old sewing machine out again and before long I was adding new additions to the kids clothing such as badges etc. Before long I was taking request form my kids to alter their clothing, something which I was beginning to really enjoy. I now have the sewing machine constantly on display and I not only like to fix up the clothes that get ripped or get holes in them, I have also become something of the infant fashion designer, and saved a great deal of money in the process.
How do you save money on your kids? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.