Keep your Family’s Clothes vibrant Longer #ChurchAndDwight

For quite some time my children seemed to be growing non-stop fast! Especially the boys since they are both over six feet now. It looks like the one finally stopped but my one son is still growing as is my youngest. Every-time the season changes and sometimes before, we are needing to buy new clothes and replace what they no longer fit into. Being two years apart it was easy to give hand-me-downs to  my youngest son from his big brother. But in their teen years he quickly passed his brother in size.

Now when my kids outgrow their clothes I donate them, not having anyone to pass them along to. Most of their items are still in great shape. Actually, I have found a few that still have tags on them that were tucked away in their closet.

Spring has finally sprung and the days are getting longer! After a long winter we started our Spring cleaning and purging of outgrown and out-seasoned clothes. I know many of you have done this as well. The cost of buying new is not always an affordable option though. Instead of purchasing all new clothes for them, hand-me-downs are a great cost-effective way to easily turn-over your little one’s wardrobes.

Keep kids clothing vibrant

Just as important as getting new clothes for your kids, is passing down your kids’ old clothes that are in great shape! You can pass them along to siblings, other family members, neighbours or friends. If you do not have anyone to share them with, you can always donate like I am. Here are some simple and affordable ways to keep your kid’s clothes in great condition, and hand-me-down ready:

  1. Host a clothing swap. Gather all your friends and have a clothes swap. Everybody can bring their kid’s old clothes that they have either outgrown or are simply tired of. It gives you and your friends the chance to catch-up and socialize while refreshing your kids wardrobe and saving money. Bonus: gather your friends who wear the same size as you do for a clothes swap of your own!
  1. Keep it in the family. At the end of every season, have your children pack away any clothes that are getting too small for them. Label the box with the date and season so in a few years, when your next child is ready for a new outfit, you know exactly where to find them. Make sure to wash everything before you store it away, so that it is clean and fresh when you pull it out of storage. Pro Tip: OxiCleanTM Foam Pre-treat rids your children’s clothes of tough dried on stains – even grease!
  1. Embrace the bold colours. Fun, bright and colourful spring clothes can lose their vibrancy quickly during the year – making it hard to pass them on. The right laundry detergent can go a long way in caring for clothes. Pro Tip: Upgrade from ordinary detergents and give your kids clothes a high definition clean with OxiCleanTM HDTMLaundry Detergent (available in liquid and paks). It will ensure your whites stay radiant and your colours vibrant.

I have also sold clothes on consignment and used the money I have made towards buying more. This is a great option if you have quality clothing with nobody to share it with. All the more reason to keep them in great shape!

Do you have any great tips for re-using old clothes and saving money?

Spring Fashion

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