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Purchasing new clothes for your family season after season can become expensive in a hurry. While clothes are generally a pretty unavoidable expense, there is no reason you have to pay more for them than you want to. If you need to lower your clothing expenses, here are four ways to outfit your family for cheap.
Stick Mostly to the Basics
In addition to the amount of clothes you buy, the types of clothes you buy will greatly affect your clothing budget as well. Instead of purchasing every latest designer trend, stick mostly to the basics like great fitting jeans and Reem tee shirts. Even if you finish your look with trendy accessories, your family’s clothing expenses will be much less than they would have been if you had followed every new trend that hit the stores.
Shop Sales and Clearance
Shopping sales and clearance racks is a great way to get the looks your family loves for less. Instead of hitting the mall every weekend and purchasing new items as soon as they come in, wait a few weeks and see if they are marked down. You still get the new looks you love, but for a fraction of the cost.
If you do not mind wearing clothes that are not brand new, buying your clothes secondhand is a great way to save a bundle on your family’s clothing needs. Many clothes at secondhand stores and consignment shops have nothing wrong with them other than the fact that the owner does not fit in them anymore. Kids’ clothes are especially easy to find secondhand and in like-new condition.
Buy Clothes that Will Last
While high-quality clothes may cost you more upfront, the amount of wear you will get out of them can save you a great deal in clothing costs over the long run. If you are constantly replacing your children’s jeans because they rip the knees out of them, for example, buy a nicer pair with reinforced knees. If your clothes always shrink in the wash, be sure to buy clothes that have been pre-shrunk.
Even if you love shopping and have the money to head to the mall every weekend, there is still no sense spending more than you need to when buying clothes for your family. Use your money wisely to buy the looks you all love, and then save the rest for a rainy day or exciting splurge for the family.Facebook.com/doable.finance