Kids of all ages need a range of basic clothing items which can take you from season to season.
Stockpiling or stocking up on clothes, at the right time, can be a great way to save time and money. But knowing what to buy and when can be tricky.
Here are some of our favorite tips for stocking up on clothes for your children and making your life a little easier in the process:
- Buy off-season: This is probably the biggest tip when it comes to saving money. When it’s winter, you’ll find that summer clothing is on sale and you’re likely to find amazing deals. Look out for basics that are marked down like t-shirts, shorts and basic dresses.
- Avoid trends: You’ll never really know what the trends will be next season so by sticking to basics, you can then accessories with a few trendier items (if you want to) when spring or summer come around.
- Watch for growth spurts: Kids grow at different speeds and at time keeping up is a challenge. You may be a parent who keeps a growth chart so you can spot any overnight changes or you may have children that seem to grow at a regular rate. Only you can be the judge so just be aware.
- Attend a clothing swap: Whilst clearing out clothing that no longer fits your children in readiness for next season, consider joining in (or hosting) a clothing swap. It’s a great way to get a new wardrobe for free.
- Plan ahead for events: When you’re stocking up on clothes, don’t forget about items for the holidays and special occasions. If you want to get a great bargain on a Halloween costume, buy it the day after the event and put it away for next year. The same concept goes for items like Christmas dresses.
- Consider higher quality items: When you’re stocking up on basics, consider incorporating some higher quality items. These are the pieces your kids are likely to wear a great deal and since you’re specifically shopping at times when you’re more likely to find deals, go for the highest quality brands you can reasonably afford.
Do you stock up on clothing for your children? If so, what are your tips?