How to Get Kids’ Clothes for Free

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The expenses associated with children can add up quickly. You’ve essentially doubled your necessary expenditures while your income remains unchanged. While clothing stays a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a costly obligation. Here are some ways for you to get kids’ clothes at a low-cost, as well as how to make up that money to break even.


Consignment Shops

Consignment shops usually carry some of the nicest used clothing you can find. Since they are businesses, and they intend to turn a profit, expect to pay anywhere from $5-$10 per article of clothing. However, there are discount consignment shops that will offer these things at a lower rate.

Craigslist is great for selling items directly from individual to individual. You’ll undoubtedly find great deals on the website, with clothes being as low as $1-$3. However, Craigslist does have a reputation for being unpredictable with how safe the service is, so if you intend to meet someone at a location for the exchange, exercise caution and consider having some precautions set in place to ensure your safety.

Garage Sales

Local garage sales give you the low-cost benefit of Craigslist while providing the safety of someone else’s neighborhood and home.

Making the Money Back

Selling Used Clothes

The main issue with spending a lot of money on kids clothes - besides the fact that there’s other options - is that kids will grow out of their news jackets, dresses, and pants quicker than you can imagine. By the time they’ll come to appreciate something they wear, they’ll already be far too big for it.

Sell Nicer Items on Craigslist

Remember how you bought clothes on Cragislist? Now’s your time to be the seller. Take any clothes that aren’t of use to you or your kids anymore and sell them. Make sure to take lots of detailed pictures and place them in your post to get the best offers.


Hold a Garage Sale

Pull out all the stops when you hold a garage sale. Place signs around the town, let family and friends know what’s going on - these will all give you a bigger turnout and profit.
If you follow these steps, you’ll have no fear next time your kids need some new clothes.

By: Tim Milles

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