Clothes for children can be expensive, especially as they grow out of them so quickly. However, there are a number of ways to save money on children’s clothes without sacrificing quality or style.
1. Shop at discount stores
Discount stores like Primark, Matalan, and H&M offer a wide range of childrens’ clothes at a fraction of the price of high-street stores. The quality of the clothes at discount stores is often just as good as the quality of the clothes at high-street stores, and you can often find great deals on sale items.
2. Look for sales, promotions & discount codes
Most high-street stores run sales and promotions on children’s clothes throughout the year. This is a great time to stock up on clothes for your children at a reduced price. You can also sign up to email alerts from your favourite stores so that you’re always the first to know about sales and promotions.
If you’re buying clothes online, it’s also worth searching for suitable voucher websites, such as Love Discount Vouchers, to see if you can get money off at the checkout. For example, a search for joules promo code brings up a number of deals, some offering as much as 15% off.
3. Buy second-hand clothes
There are a number of ways to buy second-hand children’s clothes. You can buy them from charity shops, online marketplaces, or from friends and family. Not only are second-hand clothes are a great way to save money on children’s clothes, they’re also a great way to be more environmentally friendly. With the explosion of sites like Vinted, it’s never been more fashionable or easy to by pre-worn items – and you can often get a bigger discount by buying a bundle of clothes from a seller.
4. Borrow clothes from friends and family
If you know other parents with children of a similar age, you can borrow clothes from them. This is a great way to save money on clothes without having to buy them. You can also swap clothes with friends and family, which is a fun way to get new clothes without spending any money. There are also a growing number of services which enable you to rent childrens’ clothes, such as TheLittleLoop, which was featured on the BBC TV show, Dragon’s Den.
5. Make & mend your own clothes
If you’re crafty, you can make and mend your own children’s clothes. This is a great way to save money, to create unique clothes that your children will (hopefully) love and to extend the life of their garments. There are a number of resources available to help you get started, such as books, websites, and YouTube tutorials.
6. Wash clothes less often
Washing clothes too often can wear them out quickly. Try to stay away from the “one wear then wash” routine and wash clothes only when they’re dirty. The weather doesn’t always make it possible, but if you can also hang clothes to dry instead of using the dryer, it will help them last longer.
7. Store clothes properly
When you’re not using your childrens’ clothes, store them properly. This will help them stay in good condition and prevent them from getting damaged. It’s always best for clothes to be stored in drawers, wardrobes, or storage boxes, rather than on the bedroom floor!
8. Take care of your children’s clothes
Teach your children how to take care of their own clothes. This will help them learn how to wash, dry, and maybe even iron (if they’re old enough) their clothes properly. It will also help them learn how to be responsible for their belonging.
9. Set a budget
Set a budget for how much you’re willing to spend on childrens’ clothes each month. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.
By following these tips, you can save money on childrens’ clothes without sacrificing quality or style.