Clothing is not cheap and it is even more expensive when the kiddos start hitting growth spurts. I like to shop online sales which is a great way to save on kids clothing however you can get it even cheaper! Buying used clothing for your kids is an awesome and easy way to save money. Saving money buying used clothing is easy to do as long as you know where to look! You can easily save at least $100(many times a LOT more) by buying used clothing.
When it comes to used clothing I do not do used socks, undies or bras. Those items are a little to personal for me to have a kid share, even between siblings. I am also not a fan of passing on shoes to other kids due to kids having different shaped feet and it can cause issues with comfort if the kids feet are shaped differently.
Where to Buy Used Clothing:
Facebook Resale Groups:
Use facebook and search for local resale groups in your area. Many times you will find people listing clothing their kids have out grown and for cheap! I have found clothing for 50¢-$1 per item for shirts and pants!
Shop online Consignment stores:
There are a few online consignment stores that I personally love shopping at and shop often. Swap.com has recently become my favorite. They often have discount codes to make it so you can save even more! Plus you will get FREE Shipping on your first order of $10 or more!
Another one of my favorite online consignment stores is Schoola, when you use this link you will get a FREE $10 credit to spend.
You would be surprised at what you can find at thrift stores, both mom and pop owned and places like The Salvation Army. Also to make your savings even more go on days where they give additional discounts.
I have found MANY deals on clothing at garage sales. I have found many times you can get bags of clothing for $1-$5 when you fill a bag and as low as 25¢ per item.
Consignment sales are always a great place to find used clothing. They normally have even better prices on the last days of the sale because everyone is wanting to sell as much as possible, so if you are looking for even deeper discounts go on the last few days of a consignment sale.
Another thing that my friends and I do to save money on kids clothing is to pass them down between kids. We have some outfits that all have been worn by all of our kids, which in total we have 6 combined. So if you have a friend who has kids older or younger then yours, talk about swapping clothing between the kids when they out grow things.
Everyday for the month of October we are sharing a different way to save money. Each of these ways can help you save over $100 each per year! See the rest of the 31 Ways to Save $100 or More Per Year posts here. Using these ways to, you can save $100 in 31 different ways and you have a savings of $3100.00 in a year (if not more!)!