"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." - B. Derek
A friend found out that I buy consignment clothes for my Children. She has always commented how nicely dressed the kiddos are when we are out and about but I never told her where I got their clothes. It isn't a secret. I just never bring it up.
Well, she wrote me and said that she snuck into my blog and went through some of my thrifty post and that it has encouraged her to think out side the box when it comes to not just mall shopping. However, she wanted to see a more adequate depiction of the more realistic one time bulk buying at the seasonal consignment sale that I attend. I told her that I would try to get around to her request since she wanted to see more than just the occasional snap shots of when I pick something up at a consignment or garage sale.
Obviously, I have 5 children so my total is crazy!
But, it does show the possibilities of how little you can spend on just one child.
Keep in mind this doesn't include shoes or undergarments because I buy those new.
The 2 boys wear the same size. They didn't have any shirts in their sizes due to growing. So, I bought 11 (short sleeve and long sleeve) polos and it averaged just under $3 a piece. I bought the boys 2 pairs of jeans and 2 dress pants for the average of $4.00 a piece as well. And, they have shorts already for the summer due to my sister tossing some my way.
The bigger girls were born in the fall and winter so sizes are off with the Little Lass. A few things overlapped but not much so she gets a few things that are new to us.
9 outfits with bloomers (one not pictured ) at about $2.70 a piece (12mo and 18 mo sizes)
2 night gowns as well for about $2 a piece. A few of these items were never worn with tags still on them.
The Little Miss (3T and 4T short and long sleeve)
12 outfits with bloomers averages out to be $5 a piece
Little Miss will wear these and then the Little Lass will wear these too in just a few years.
She also got a nightgown for $3.
The Little Lady
7 items averages out to be less than $3 a piece
It is hard to find her clothes that are modest and not tweeny!
So, I do have to buy things for her online.
I wonder how other families do it?