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Saving Money on Baby Clothes

21 Jun

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Saving money is one of the most important things to do when you have a baby in the house or on the way.Buying designer clothes or any type of expensive clothing is just a waste because baby doesn’t know any better and will outgrow it soon enough. Not to mention the likeliness of a blowout or spit up on an expensive outfit. Why? Why pay so much for so little clothing and to wear something for so little time. Here’s the simplest tips I know of to save money on baby clothes:

  • If you have older children always keep their clothes washed and stored away that way when the next baby comes along of the same sex you don’t need all new clothes
  • Buy clothes that are larger (baby will grow quickly) plus you through in a diaper and the next thing you know 0-3 months often only take care of baby for the 1st month (just buy the 3-6 month size for your newborn)
  • Go to the thrift stores (Goodwill and Salvation Army make a great start) and buy lots of clothes for very little money (here’s my suggestion take $100 and go there you will be surprised how many baby clothes you can buy for that amount)
  • Go to garage sales
  • Don’t be afraid to swap clothes with other mothers and don’t be ashamed to ask (so you give her your child’s old clothes from your first son and she swaps you her daughter’s old clothes) very affordable
  • Go ahead and lie, there I said most moms I have ever known or read about complained (not trying to make them sound ungrateful) but made a valid point those that disclosed the sex of their baby to any friends or co-workers for baby showers found mostly clothes for gifts those that claimed they didn’t know or really didn’t find out found themselves receiving more baby blankets, diapers, bottles etc. Let’s face it as soon as someone tells people their having a baby and the sex of the baby people can’t resist all those cute little baby clothes. The choice is ultimately yours.

How to Store Baby Clothes

16 May

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Storing baby/child clothes can be a challenge, because people tend to get over cluttered and frustrated so they just give up leaving themselves with overstuffed closets and one big mess.  Now I know some professional organizers would say to donate, sell or get rid of the clutter- however when properly organized these garments will not be clutter in your home and stored properly they can be relocated to an attic, garage, or basement. If you end up having another baby down the road the clothes could come in hand saving you lots of time and money. Here’s my simple steps:

  • Sort all clothes
  • Wash/Dry all clothes – so they are clean for storing
  • Now you need some storage tubs with lids you can find them in a variety of shapes, colors, & sizes  (tubs are my personal favorite because they keep water, dirt, & bugs out)
  • Here’s where to buy tubs: Wal-Mart, Rubber maid online store, The Container Store, and Amazon
  • Also, you need 1 dryer sheet per tub (you will tape this to the inside of the storage lid) for a fresh scent
  • Don’t roll clothes, gently place them lying as flat as possible on one another – rolling will take more space and incur wrinkles
  • Label the boxes like you see in the above picture (sizes and items – visible to the outside of the container)
  • Make a separate bin for non clothing items (baby wash clothes, towels, crib sheets, blankets, etc)

 

This project may take a day or two but its well worth it and make it fun have your kids help sort clothes and carry them to the washer