With growing children in the house, the clothing for the family can turn out to be an expensive endeavor. Here are a few things that will help you in economizing over your children’s clothing.
Save it for later
For newborns and toddlers you don’t really need trendy expensive clothing, especially branded clothing, because they tend to grow very fast and whatever you buy today may become undersized within a few months. Also when kids are small they don’t care much about fashion, but as soon as they enter the teenage they begin demanding expensive and trendy clothing. So when they’re kids it’s better to save your money so that you can afford the trendy clothes for your children when they grow up.
Don’t ever give in to the temptation of impulsive buying, and buy clothes only when you really need them. And better still keep your hands off the overly fashionable clothing, because such styles vanish within a few months and then you’ll once again be seen making fresh purchases. So it’s better to look for the staple pieces which never go out of fashion, at least not before a year or two.
Time it right
Every season is not a shopping season, and so you’d be acting wise if you waited till the end of the season to get some good bargains out of the clearance sales. End of the season is the time when most stores want to empty their stocks, and you can use it as an opportunity to grab some exciting clothing deals, that can be used in the same season next year.
However, with growing kids it can prove to be a little tricky job, because whatever clothes you’re buying during the clearance sale you need to pick up sizes which are at least two sizes bigger then your child’s current size. It’s plainly because the child will be using those clothes only when the same season repeats next year, and by then he would have stepped up one or two sizes.