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Worth Reading: Recession-Proofing and Saving Money on Children’s Clothes

::Amy from The Finer Things in Life has a great guest post up at Homemaker Barbi on Recession-Proofing: It's Not About How Much You Make. I completely agree with Amy that you can thrive on a small income. Who says it takes lots of stuff and money to make one happy and fulfilled?

::I found Stephanie's post on "Clothing Your Children Without Breaking the Bank" to be timely and insightful. I'm still learning the art of planning ahead and clothing my girls on a budget so I found her post to be very helpful.

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  • Thank you for the link Crystal! I’ve really enjoyed doing the recession-proofing series so far. We’ve gotten so many great tips from moms about the preparations they’re making, and it’s been very insightful. Amy’s site (Finer Things) also has tons of frugal tips to check out!

    Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi

  • anonymous says:

    My Kroger doesn’t start the catalina deal until monday. I’m not sure if that goes for all the stores or not.

  • Michelle says:

    With my 1st child I was given a lot of hand-me-downs before he was born and even through the first couple years. After he outgrew it I saved it for my next child. I put stuff in smaller rubbermaid totes labled by season and size (2T-3T spring-summer). After my 2nd was born I saved most stuff again, selling some stuff in my yard sales. When I realised we wouldn’t be having any more. I consigned the really really good looking pieces and sold the rest in my yard sale.
    I love shopping at yard sales and using the money I make at the consignment store to purchase “new” clothes we need.

  • Thanks for the link! 🙂 I’ve always thought you do well with your kids clothes (from what you post about it, anyways), but I’m glad you found it helpful!
    Next week, I’m going to continue on, and I hope to get up some more pictures, which I didn’t have available to me at my MIL’s house.

  • melissa says:

    We love hand me downs, but live by the pay it forward standard. It is given to us, so we pass it on once it doesn’t fit anymore. When you have another baby the circle keeps on working!

  • S Adair says:

    Thanks for the link. You have helped me so much with your tutorials and thoughtfully written posts!

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