With Spring here and Summer just around the bend it’s time to start changing out our closets and deciding what we need to buy to fill out our kids summer wardrobes. With budgets always tight this is a great time to take advantage of our 5 Ways To Save On Kids Summer Clothing. Not only can you grab great name brand clothing at a fraction of the cost, but you can also make a few dollars back on items your kids have outgrown with some of these methods!
Shop Online Resale Sites: Two of the most reputable sites we have purchased from are ThredUp and Schoola. Both offer great name brand gently used clothing at discount prices. We also love the fact that you can easily earn free clothing by referring your friends to purchase from the sites. Not to mention the options available to sell your own kids good quality items they have outgrown.
Swap With Family & Friends: If you have a good circle of friends with kids similar ages you will likely find it easy to create a circle of clothing swaps that will help all of you to “go shopping” in each others kids closets. This is a great way for each of you to get gently used quality clothing to help build around the low cost items you pick up on sale.
Sign Up For Store Rewards: Many of our favorite childrens clothing stores offer rewards programs via email or text message that alert you to sales, events and even offer special discounts for members. Check out the stores local to you, our favorites online (Gymboree, Carter’s, Osh’Kosh, Crazy 8’s, The Children’s Place, Janie & Jack, etc) and make sure to subscribe to their emails for a heads up on great online and in-store sales. This is a great way to pick up those classics like solid tees, knit shorts and swim suits at great prices.
Shop Thrift Shops & Garage Sales: Spring is the best time to start hitting local garage and yard sales for great sales on clothes. Take a look at the classifieds this weekend and head out to a few of the local sales for great prices on gently used items. Thrift shops are also a great option in many areas. Check local church or community thrift shops, Salvation Army resale stores and Goodwill for great deals on clothing for the whole family.
Make Your Own: Get the kids involved to make an entire wardrobe of fun inexpensive t-shirts this summer. Grab a few packages of simply solid colored or white tees, fabric dye, fabric paints or easy iron transfers and make custom “graphic” tees. Iron on transfers are great for their favorite character shirts. Make homemade tie dye shirts as a fun afternoon activity, or invite their friends over to draw, sign and create fun t-shirts with inexpensive fabric paints.
Summer wardrobes don’t have to break the bank. Use these 5 ways to save on kids summer clothing to build a fun wardrobe full of great quality fun colors and styles that match your children’s personalities without breaking your budget this summer.