The Most Affordable (and Free!)
Ways to Shop for Kids Clothing

Kids grow out of their clothing so quickly, it’s a shame to spend a lot of money on brand new clothing. There are ways that you can get clothing for the fraction of the retail price, and even for free!

The secret to my kids’ clothing budget success is purchasing gently used clothing in places like consignment shops, garage sales and eBay. I try to place a price limit on most of the clothing, because if the clothing is still in good shape when my children outgrow it, I can resell it for the same amount that I purchased it. It’s a win-win.

A few places where you can find used clothing can be found in your own neighborhood at yard and garage sales. If you use Facebook, check out the groups for local garage sales. Craigslist is a good option too. Selling on eBay has brought me the highest profits, although it is a little more time-consuming.

I also love consignment shops. Not only am I able to build my own wardrobe purchasing at these shops, but you can find an excellent selection of kids’ clothing. If you can’t find one locally, there are online consignment shops like ThredUp and

Another idea is to hold a clothing swap. Get friends together that have kids similar in age and ask them to bring their gently used kids’ clothing to swap with each other. 

How do you save money on kids clothing?


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