As a mom of 3 kids, I’ve learned how to cut a few corners to keep ends meeting. I’ve never been a huge coupon clipper, but I do appreciate a good discount. I know how fast kids grow, I’ve seen it first hand, thus paying full price for clothing or shoes seems like throwing away money to me.
I feel the same about toys, as well. Why spend a fortune when most toys just get thrown in a corner after a few days of play?
Here are a few tips to make sure you’re not paying too much for an item for your child that they’re just going to outgrow in a few months anyway:
1. Dig through the discount racks
Whether online or in store, always be on the lookout for clothes sales. At the end of a season, most of that season’s items are largely discounted at incredible prices. Of course, you’ll have to guess which size you think your kid will be next year at that time to wear those articles, but it’s definitely worth it if you can find a great deal. As for online, there are discount sites that you should always check first before submitting payment.
2. Don’t be afraid of dollar or thrift stores
Thrift stores are some of my favorite places to visit. It’s a treasure hunt to me. You can find some great items at next to nothing. Dollar stores, where every item in the store is a dollar due to the tiniest defect in the product or packaging, are the same. These make terrific places to shop for holidays, like stocking stuffers.
3. Check sales at the grocery store
This is an area where I need to work on. I know what my kids like to eat, so I tend to get what I know instead of looking for the best price. Because of this, however, this is also an area where I spend the most amount of money. I know I could easily add to our monthly savings just by trimming this amount. Pay attention to your grocery store’s weekly circulars and be better than I am about clipping coupons! it really does make a difference.
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