April 2, 2011

Tips for shopping children's formal clothing on a budget?

Dear Valued Customer,
As the flowers are beginning to bloom and sunny warm days are becoming more and more frequent, you’re most likely going to be doing a little spring cleaning around your house. It’s time to get rid of the old clothing that no longer fit and bring in the new!

While this is a fun time of year for everyone, it is also an expensive time of year for those with young children who are still growing. However, it is possible to shop for new kids’ clothing on a budget. Below are a few tips that will make this time of year easier on you…and your wallet.

Take Notes and Get Organized: One of the easiest ways to blow your budget when shopping for kids’ clothing is to go shopping without knowing what you really need. To prevent this, you should take the time to make notes as you clean out your children’s closets before you begin your clothes shopping!

Be Thrifty: One of the best ways to make your budget stretch is learning to be thrifty. There are several ways to achieve this. First, as you are sorting through your children’s clothing, carefully inspect each piece of clothing and determine whether or not it will work as a piece of “play” clothing for your child this summer. For example, your toddler may be wearing 4T shirts/pants now, but have some 3T shirts/shorts that will work just fine for outdoor play. This will limit the amount of clothing you have to buy.

Another great way to reduce your costs when shopping for kids’ clothing is to sell your children’s old clothing before you go shopping for new. You can also save a lot of money by accepting used clothing from family and friends with older children. While you obviously can’t do this for all clothing, there isn’t anything wrong with saving money on your kids’ “play” clothes.

Compare Prices: Once it is time to begin shopping for new spring and summer clothes for the kids, you need to take your time and compare prices. Not only should you be comparing the prices at your local stores, but you should also compare your local prices to those with online retailers. However, if you shop online, make sure you have the right sizes and measurements to ensure the ordered clothing fits properly.

While KidsFormal.com isn’t able to help you purchase all of the replacement clothing you will need this spring and summer for your kids, we are able to help you with the formal wear. While we encourage you to use the tips above when shopping with a budget, we are confident that we offer the best deals on children’s formalwear as our prices are exceptionally low for the quality of clothing your children will receive!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at KidsFormal.com