Save Money on your Clothing Budget
Once i decided to take control of my finances, lowering the clothing budget was a serious challenge for me personally. Two pre-teen girls plus a teenage girl certainly didn't make life any easier.
Children grow out of their clothing before we are able to get it home and it in the closet it appears. O.K., maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much! It is simply as likely the item you bought today won't be worn next month because of fashion "issues." Taking this into consideration, it just doesn't make sense to throw away a lot of our hard earned dollars on clothing expenses.
It's also the reason that acquiring used and new items at budget saving resources is so satisfactory. Much of a child's wardrobe is still in great condition after they grow out of, or no more want to wear, the things. Many times their unwanted clothes are given away, donated to thrift stores, sold at rummage sales, or offered at art shops.
When I decided to make the most of these resources to save cash on clothing and "tame the closet monster", my girls were greatly disappointed. The newest methods of clothing acquisition, freebies, thrift stores, yard sales, consignment shops, and clearance items weren't exactly their style. My son wasn't a challenge. Thank goodness, he's not "fashion conscious".
I found that changing generate income approached them on the subject made things easier. For instance we don't buy "used" clothing. We buy "previously owned, unwanted, or gently worn" clothing. And, I was sure to point out the many benefits of shopping at these budget saving resources.
The thrift store where I shop is managed by the National Children's Center , a local organization that provides educational services, early intervention preschool, and child care to infants and small children with and without developmental delays. You will find that many of your local thrift stores are non-profit and support worthy charities.