- March 18, 2007 at 3:26 pm #239239BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
Hi there! I also live in Utah and I buy most of my kid clothes at
yard sales! In the summer I get up and go every Saturday bright and
early to get the good stuff. I have found some GREAT deals at yard
sales. I even buy clothes that my kids may not be able to wear for
2-3 years, if the price in right! I also always check out the
clearance racks anytime I go in a store. I have to admit I am a
sucker for buying kids clothes and it makes my husband mad since we
don’t have alot of money, but I can justify my spending since I get
them for so cheap! For example, last summer at a yard sale, I found
a winter coat for my son, 25 cents!! and it was in perfect
condition! It looked like it had been worn maybe once or twice. It
wasn’t name brand or anything, it was Target brand…. but 25 cents
was a steal! When I was pregnant with him the summer before I
bought him a pair of Levi Strauss brand 3-6 month jeans for 50
cents! Yard sales are also a great way to make a little cash. Last
August I sold tons of my kids old clothes and made $400!!! My
oldest daughter isn’t even three yet, and I was able to make that
much off of old clothes! And it was mostly clothes, not many toys or
other nick nack things!
I don’t shop at the DI, I have found their clothes expensive for
being used, I can find better deals on clearance racks for brand new
clothes! There is also Kid to Kid. I just sold a garbage bag of
clothes to them and got $50 cash, they also give a little more if
you get store credit. I could have gotten $60. I rarely find
anything in there that I really like…. maybe once in awhile!
Another great place to get clothes is in Park City if you can ever
make it up there to the outlets. Watch for when Children’s Place
has the “Monster Sale” and you get an additional 30% off of already
reduced prices! I have found great deals up there too! but
probably only worth it if you have the time and a little money to
spend on gas!
Okay, I think I have rambled on enough. BTW, if you are still
reading this…. : ) My name is Tonya and I live in Utah. I am a
SAHM to dd (3 in Feb) and ds (16 months). My dh and I are both
starving students attending the local community college. My dh lost
his job last year and had to take a major cut in pay! So now we are
really living frugal!
Another thing I just though of after reading a previous post about
clothes not holding up… if you think this may be a problem for
you, check out Sears and Shopko. They will replce the article of
clothing if it get worn down before your child outgrows it!
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