Whether you have two children or five children, it gets pretty expensive to clothe all of them. This is especially true since children grow rapidly. They’ll grow out of shoes and clothes as quickly as you buy them. Thankfully, there are creative ways to finding clothes for growing children.
4 Tips for Finding Clothes for Growing Children Online
Consider the following tips.
Shop in the off-season
Most stores are trying to get rid of their winter inventory during the early months of spring. Knowing this, you can enjoy a ton of great deals during this time. As summer comes to a close, it’s time to purchase great bathing suits for your children. However, when you purchase these items in the off-season, purchase them for the sizes they’ll “hopefully” be in the following year. Buy a few sizes up.
As we move from spring into summer, start buying colder weather clothes like a Rasta zip-up hoodie. Think a few seasons ahead.
Place offers through reselling platforms
There are plenty of resellers on platforms like Poshmark, eBay and Facebook Marketplace. Look for resellers who keep their stores stocked with children’s clothing. Create a large bundle of items. Then, place a discounted offer on those items. Make sure it’s a reasonable offer. It’s pretty common to receive offers and counter-offers on those sites.
However, it’s in poor taste to low-ball a reseller. Plus, when you create great relationships with some resellers, you can get first dibs on various sales and new merchandise for great prices.
Avoid the need for dry-cleaning
An industrial washer is an incredible investment for large families with a lot of clothing. Even with the best washer, be mindful of the care and upkeep required for various garments. If your clothes tend to need dry-cleaning sessions, that tab will add up. Before you purchase items online, look for the tags or descriptions that indicate how you’ll need to take care of those items.
Use excellent coupons and rebates
Join rebate sites as a member in order to receive great discounts and cash back offers on various purchases. When you’re shopping online, a lot of retailers will offer free shipping when you pass a certain threshold in sales. If you shop for a few kids at once, you’ll be able to enjoy discounts, free shipping and more.
As you become more resourceful and creative in the way you approach clothing shopping for your children, you’ll find new tips and tricks of the trade. Consequently, you’ll be able to use your tricks in other areas of your home management routine. Whether you need new blankets or new tires, you can become an online shopping whiz when you commit to the process of searching for the best deal.
Author Bio: Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan