Picking clothes for your family is definitely not the easiest task to do, however, it’s not as difficult as it seems. A bit of planning is what’s necessary if you would like to shop smart, so grab your pencil and a tape measure and start taking notes! Here are five easy ways you can save some money on clothing, so check them out!
Yard sale will save the day.
A good yard sale is one of the best ways to save some money, especially when it comes to clothes for your kids. Before the yard sale season starts, you’ll have to write down their sizes and detailed measurements, since that’ll make the whole process much simpler and help you make wise choices. Apart from that, you should bring a tape measure in your pocket. If you’re lucky enough to find a large amount of appropriate items at one place, you can always make a request for an additional discount! Don’t worry even if they say no – it’s always worth to ask!
Check out your local thrift stores.
Your local thrift stores are often stacked with good clothes you can get at ridiculously low prices, so what are you waiting for? Such stores offer some amazing deals, even though people tend to think that these are filthy places filled with junk. Well, we have to say that they are wrong! You can even find true gems – unique designer pieces for just a few dollars. Bear in mind that many thrift stores run various kinds of specials, such as discounts of 50% (or even more) off their regular prices, so that you can save even more!
Repurpose what you already have.
What’s great about clothes is the fact that particular pieces are more than versatile – you can always do a little bit or sewing in order to give them a whole new purpose. Your son’s old shorts can make a top-notch skirt for your daughter, whereas a pair of jeans with holes in the knees can become a perfect shorts! Possibilities are truly infinite, and all you need are basic sewing skills and some good will – nothing less, nothing more!
Shop discount online stores.
Well, if shopping is not your cardio, you most certainly hate wandering from store to store searching for a good deal. That’s exactly why shopping at discount online stores may be your cup of tea! This is a perfect way of getting a good piece of clothing from the comfort of your home – just make sure that you’re fully aware of your measurements. If there’s an important event coming up, but there’s not enough time for regular shopping – you can find an astonishing dress online! There are so many beautiful yet inexpensive dresses for sale these days, and all you have to do is to click on the one you like the most!
Opt for high-quality basics.
High-quality classic pieces are and have always been must-haves, so make sure that you always have them in your wardrobe. Items such as a little black dress, a good pair of jeans, a leather jacket, and ordinary T-shirts in black and white should be staple pieces of any casual outfit, so make sure that you pick high-quality ones. If you do that, they’ll certainly last much longer than their cheaper alternatives, which means that you’ll save your money in the long run!
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to keep your money in your wallet while being all dressed up – that’s called smart shopping. No matter which one of those five ways you choose, you’ll surely manage to do it right!
***Guest Post by Peter Minkoff***