Talk about it Tuesday: Stretching your kid’s clothing budget
Seasons are changing, weather is fluctuating, and you’re thinking, gee, I LOVED that adorable dress my baby wore last year. Too bad it doesn’t fit, right? WRONG! Get your money’s worth out of ALL your kid’s clothes..by re-wearing them in a different season or way! If you follow me on facebook, you got some of my tips last night.
- Last season’s baby/toddler dresses are this year’s tunic tops.
- Overalls become overall capris, this works with pants, too, roll them up if they are too long!
- Pair right-sized skirts that are too short with shorts or leggings underneath. Great for winter to get ‘all season’ use out of skirts!
- Buy t-shirts several sizes too large and let them wear them as pj tops and then when they actually do fit, you’ll have gotten some ‘extra’ use out of them. This is great if you find an *awesome* shirt that’s just too big… and let’s face it, $10-$30 for pjs is ridiculous when you can t-shirt it for $3 right?
- Buy zip up hoodies too large, too. As youngsters, they can cuddle in them, and they’ll be ‘just right’ later on.
- Larger sweat suit in the back of the car serves as back up in case there’s a mess, and when they’re the right size, move them in and find some bigger ones for the car. We used the same camo sweat suit for winter over a fluffy diaper, then they were too big, so they went out to the car and then as pjs and extra layers the next year. For this one, who cares what they look like, warm, dry and clean is the necessity, right?
But I want to hear from you. How do you stretch your clothing budget? Do you shop at goodwill? Pass clothes down? Use credit card points? Go ahead, talk about it!