With the cost of, well, pretty much everything going up, you might want to save on kids' clothes as the new school term fast approaches. Here are some handy ideas that won't hurt the bank.
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Spend Some Time Online
It's rare to find someone who doesn't spend some time shopping online. Often you can find amazing deals on everyday household items, clothing and gifts at much lower prices than high street stores and supermarkets. For example, you can find things like Fairy non-bio washing pods at 30% less on Amazon. But a reputable online outlet store like The DOM offers seasonal designer clothing essentials for kids at competitive prices. In addition, you will find things like sweaters and hoodies, which are great for keeping mud and dirt off their new school uniform.
Wait for School Uniform Sales
Further to school uniforms, the cost of a new one can add up. While kids are growing all the time, you can go through multiple school uniforms per year. However, a good tip is to stock up before the school year. Most clothing retailers such as M&S and supermarkets like Tesco and ASDA offer school uniform essentials at low prices. Additionally, they will offer deals like 2 for 1 trousers. So get what you need for the start of the school term. And also, plan ahead with some extra items a few sizes up for when they grow out of their current uniform size.
Save on Kids Clothes with Proper Care
Buying clothes for the kids begins to add up quickly. But you can make clothes last longer to be passed down to your other kids. Here are some valuable tips to make them go a little further:
- Wash clothes according to the manufacturer's labels and maintain the washing machine.
- Clean away spills, stains and dirt immediately after exposure and wash immediately.
- Learn to make minor repairs to clothing, such as altering lengths and sewing seams.
Not washing clothes properly will dull the colours, ruin materials and shrink them, especially if you use a tumble dryer. So take care of them and make repairs to get a little more wear.
Buy Gender-Neutral Clothes
Suppose you have a few children or a larger family. In that case, you can make clothes go even further by buying a ton of gender-neutral articles. For the most part, kids don't mind what they wear. And a t-shirt is a t-shirt, and jeans are jeans. All gender stereotypes aside, such as pink and frills, you can buy plain clothing or neutral patterns that all your kids can wear. This works well on laundry days. But it also saves a ton of money since you can easily hand down clothing to younger siblings who don't care about fashion. Red, green and yellow work for boys and girls.
Ask for Clothing Gifts or Vouchers
Gifting is a huge part of modern society, especially in countries like the USA, UK and Canada. Yet birthdays and holidays become expensive if you have more than one child. And these are times when you might need new clothes for your children. So rather than the latest toys or gadgets, consider asking relatives, such as Grandma, to throw in some clothing instead. This will save you a considerable amount. Yet it's possible adults aren't aware of the latest kids' fashion trends. So request clothing vouchers your kids can use to buy the clothes they want.
Increasing expenses mean you may want to save on kids' clothes before school starts again. Try looking for online sales, caring for clothes properly and requesting clothing as holiday gifts.