Kids can grow fast, and can also love their toys so much that they end up destroying them, because they’ve played with them way too much. Parents have the responsibility of clothing their children, but the cost can be very hard on their bank accounts. There are ways to be able to take care of their kids, but spend a lot less money on the necessities for them.
#1. Check out Facebook for garage sale groups.
There are garage sale groups on Facebook that advertise when there will be a sale, but also do things like post exactly what they will be selling. Members of the groups can show their interest in some of the items, and buy them before the garage sale happens. It is not hard to find a garage sale group, just go to Facebook and search using the name of your city or town.
#2. Look into consignment stores.
In some communities there are consignment stores where people can put items they no longer want for sale what is known as on consignment. The prices for the items on clothing and toys will be lower than anywhere else, and parents can get a good deal on things for their kids. What is great about consignment stores is that parents tend to use the same store over and over again, which can mean being able to find a lot of really good bargains.
#3. Discount websites can save parents money and time.
There are a lot of websites that offer short term sales that offer huge discounts. The sales may be for only one day, but with these sales, parents can save a high percentage off of name brand clothing, toys, and other items for their kids. Parents who find and register with these websites will be sent email alerts every time there is a sale, and they can literally get an email at least once a day talking about all the great items that are on being heavily discounts. Now that summer is coming, the sales will become more frequent because a lot of items are coming on sale for kids to use once school is out like clothing, outdoor toys, and shoes.
#4. Craigslist has clothing, toys, and other kids items for less.
For people who do not have the time to take their clothes into a consignment store, or have a garage sale, there is Craigslist. Craigslist is available in pretty much every state and city, and with it, parents can advertise that they have items for sale. What makes Craigslist very hand is the fact it is divided up into categories, and there are special sections for kids. Another benefit of the Craigslist listings is that there is contact information available, and parents can call, text, or email and talk to the seller. A great benefit of Craigslist is that it can help parents connect to one another. Parents can find other parents that have children, and it can lead to things like toy exchanges, and maybe even play with other kids.