Like many mamas, I'm a super thrifter. I pick up super cheap clothes for my kids all year long, spending $5 here and sometimes $30 there. I maintain set prices in my mind if what I will and won't pay for clothes. For instance , $4 is the highest I'll go on pants or shirts and I'll [maybe] splurge and spend $5 on a designer kids dress.
I also will pick up clothes a size or two bigger and hold on to them for a few years if it's an amazing deal. This gets a bit confusing because it's easy to forget what's neatly tucked away in a box and what we actually need for the next season.
I decided to make a simple way to inventory each childs size, and what they have stores for clothing so I don't end up with 4 different winter coats that are girls size 4. They're cute though :)
First, I had to figure out just how many shirts, pants, dresses, and pjs my kids needed.
I started by keeping this number basic to allow room for when I come across a Paw-Patrol t-shirt for $1 that my two year old can't live without.
I decided on 6 shirts, 6 shorts/skirts, 7 pjs (because my kids can't grasp wearing one pair for two nights...) and 3 dressier items (i.e: dress shirts for boys and dresses for girls).
My latest Savers 50% off haul was
2 boys pants
4 boys super hero shirts
Boys rain boots
6 girls shirts
2 girls pants
1 dress shoes
1 girls rain boots
And that about meets our fall clothing needs.
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