Andrea Dekker has a great post up on How to Save Time, Money, and Space on Kid’s Clothing.
If you need some ideas for cutting costs and cutting down on the amount of kid’s clothing you have at your house, head on over here to read it.
What ideas would you add to her list?
I have an 8 year old daughter, followed by a 4 year old son, and then a 2 year old daughter. When I found out I was having a boy, I got rid of all the girl stuff and only kept the neutral stuff… and my daughter was born in fall and my son in summer, so not much besides white onesies worked for him anyway. I donated all his stuff as he grew out of it, because I didn’t plan on having more kids. Ha! Then I got pregnant with my now 2-year-old. My kids are messy… like, my son will go through 3 shirts in a day. When my youngest was an infant, she’d go through 6-7 sleepers in a single day due to spitups and diaper blowouts. As a WAHM self-employed as a freelance writer, I can do laundry whenever needed but I still made sure to have a 3 day supply of clothes for each kid. I do buy a size ahead at garage and rummage sales. Things I buy ahead fit into each kid’s closet. Each kid has their own room so it’s not a problem.
Laura Vanderkam says
Agreed on the not-buying-ahead suggestion. It’s one of those things we think will save time and money, but it’s often a recipe for discovering that the kid you thought would be a 4T is actually a 5T, and you’ve just spent money and committed storage space for no good reason.