Raising a kid in South Africa is anything but cheap! Clothes, school supplies, tutors, food, trips and doctor appointments are a few of the many costs involved in looking after a kid. Luckily, it is one of the most fulfilling challenges you will ever face.
While we love watching our children grow, keeping up with their ever-needing-to-be-updated wardrobe can become quite expensive.
Children just grow so fast! Avoid spending a small fortune on clothes. Here are four modern parent tips to help you save money on children’s clothes:
- Buy out-of-season clothes.
Catch the best clothing sales and discounts by buying summer clothes in the wintertime and winter clothes in the summertime. Now is the best time to buy your kids’ summer clothes and swimwear!
- Browse online stores.
The internet gives you access to a host of online shops. Take time to browse online and compare prices. This way, you won’t have to go in and out of all the different shops at the mall to find what you’re looking for.
- Use Social Media.
There are many helpful social media groups where parents share advice and information. Plus, most companies are using Social Media to advertise sales and deals to consumers. You can follow store brands on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other Social Media platforms.
- Shop for quality items… sometimes!
Buying cheap clothes for your kids may cost you more in the long run. Cheaper items have the tendency of wearing out faster. So, make sure you purchase quality clothes, especially when it comes to clothes that will be used often, such as shoes and jackets. However, don’t buy expensive clothes if they’re going to grow out of them too quickly – remember, babies grow exceptionally fast.
Let us know how you save money on kids’ clothes.
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