Clothing for Less
September 30, 2011
Smart attire need not exhaust your budget.
Bonnie Bailey's "Clothing for Less" suggests a number of strategies for keeping the cost of clothing down--especially children's clothing--and even finding some clothing free. Not only will you find tips about where and when to shop, but also how to carefully select clothing before you buy and more effectively organize clothing at home.
Don't forget that many articles in the "Raising Kids on a Shoestring" series are interrelated. When thinking about saving money on clothing, recall this passage from the "Recreation" article:
Many hobbies can actually save money while providing entertainment, and they can be shared with friends and family too. Examples include cooking, knitting and crochet, sewing, carpentry and mechanics, gardening, and other popular crafts. Some supplies may cost money, like recipe ingredients or knitting needles, but they are an investment in creating something useful and enjoyable, like dinner or a warm scarf.
As with other articles in this "Raising Kids on a Shoestring" series, we hope you will use the latest article as a jumping-off point for your own money-saving creativity and imagination--and that you will share your insights and discoveries with others. Real strength is in knowing how to get support, but it is also in creating and nurturing a community of mutual support.
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Next Week: "Caring for Children with Special Needs"