I will be writing about different ways we accomplish different goals of preparedness: from saving money to creating a food storage system, to decorating on a budget, to saving on groceries. Since I do all of these things on a daily basis, I would love to share with you what I do to live within our means without sacrificing fun. It will not go in any order. Today I will like to show you how I save on clothes. I am pretty sure a lot of you do this too.
In my Goodwill there is a Friday of the month (usually the last) that all the clothes are $1.23...amazing deal. They open at 9 am and they usually have a line of people waiting outside. I have a budget for what I am willing to spend there, even if the clothes are really cheap I can get over excited and spend more than I should. I usually have a list of things I am really looking for, especially clothes for the kids. In my last trip I was looking for clothes for me (I only buy tops, sweaters and t-shirts but I never buy jeans, those I can get for cheap at Old Navy with coupons) and I was especially looking for dressy pants and shirts for the boys. My budget was 60 dollars maximum, but when I shop I NEVER surpass my budget, I always spend less.
Here is what I got, lots of goodies!
I did not have to sacrifice brands either. Here is a perfect jacket for Fall, in perfect condition and it is from American Eagle.
I got cute t-shirts and shirts for me, a couple of sweaters and a cardigan. And there you can also see a pair of shoes for my son that were $1.99 and had Batman on them! He loved them!
Some other brands were Gap, Mossimo, Old Navy, Dockers and Hollister. Not bad. Good quality, gentle
used clothes for only $1.23 each!
I know you are dying to know how much I spent...total of $44 dollars for all these clothes. If you have this at your local Goodwill give it a try! Have a budget for what you can spend monthly in clothes for your family. This will save you tons of money if you don't mind wearing used clothes...I don't. With jeans I am a little more picky because I want them to fit nice. But I can tell you that I have NEVER bought a pair of jeans and paid full price. The Target 50 and 70% off clothing are a great way to save money too. I have bought pants there for 8 dollars. If you have any other ideas to save money on clothes or shopping, I would love to hear them! If you would like to be featured on Frugal Fridays with your ideas send me an e-mail (on the right sidebar). Have a great weekend!