We have three kids age 5 and under, so naturally I’m always trying to find ways to save money on kid’s clothes!
I am constantly reorganizing the dresser drawers in order to find anything that fits!
And when nothing does, it’s time to shop.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to splurge on Instagram worthy outfits, especially for my daughter (don’t even get me started on the bows!)
In order to stay on budget, and still afford a splurge or two, I’ve become pretty good at saving money on kid’s clothing.
A combination of traditional saving strategies (garage sales, buying used), and some new and improved saving hacks, help us to save hundreds on kids clothing every season.
How to Save Money on Kid’s Clothing
Cardpool is an app where you can buy and sell gift cards.
Let’s say I’m about to buy $100 worth of kid’s clothing at Old Navy.
I will head to the Cardpool app, and see if there are any gift cards for sale.
Depending on supply and demand you can get the cards for a discount, usually around 10-20%.
They will send you an immediate electronic gift card to use.
Boom! Instant savings.
I do this all the time to save a few extra dollars.
They have gift cards to every store imaginable on there, as well as, restaurants, coffee shops, movies, and more.
I use Poshmarkto make money on clothing that the kids have outgrown.
Sometimes I transfer the money into my bank account, but if I know I will be needing to buy kid’s clothes soon, I will save my balance to use for purchases!
It makes me feel like I’m getting the clothes for free!
On Poshmark, you can make offers to the seller at a lower price, and also bundle items to save on shipping.
Last summer I purchased 5 pairs of shorts, 3 pairs of shoes, and two tops for my daughter for 20 bucks and then flat rate shipping of 6.49.
I then listed these items in my own shop when my daughter grew out of them.
I sold the 5 pairs of shorts for $16 last week, so I ended up making money!
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Ebatesis one of those things, where you see the commercials and you’re like, “mKay, seems like a scam.”
The only thing I regret about Ebates, is not signing up sooner!
You can shop through the app on your phone, or install the Google chrome extension to your desktop so you never miss a penny of cash back.
It’s completely free to sign up, and you can get a welcome bonus by signing up here.
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Consignment Shops & Thrift Stores
I love to shop at consignment and second hand stores.
I always find the most adorable stuff in perfect condition.
The best time to shop is when they have sales!
I can get leggings, jeans, and tops for as low as 70 cents on a good day! What?! What?!
Take advantage of “fill your bag” days where you can get 70% off of everything you can fit in one bag.
Create a Capsule Wardrobe
A tip that keeps us on budget, and eliminates excess laundry, is to create a capsule wardrobe for your kids.
Each season, take inventory of what you already have, and only purchase a few things that pair well together, and can be used to create several outfits.
This eliminates the feeling of overwhelm in the mornings, and keeps the closet from busting at the seams.
Shop Off Season
Take advantage of end of season sales and stock up for next year.
Summer over? Pick up swimsuits, shorts, and sundresses in the next size up!
Winter coming to a close? Time to grab coats and boots at freakishly low prices!
Wear Year Round
I love to try to get maximum wear out of my daughter’s dresses by using basic cardigans, leggings, or tights to turn a spring or summer dress into a winter staple!
What are your best tips to save money on kid’s clothing?
Let me know in the comments!
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