There is no hiding from the fact that children are expensive. A recent survey by Liverpool Victoria estimated the cost at £218,024 from birth to 21 years old. Clothing was one of the most expensive items on the list, with an estimate cost of £10,781 over a 21 year period.
This got us to thinking about ways in which you can make the most out of your children’s clothes, what to do when they out grow them and other basic tips for sorting out their wardrobes.
With the help of our Facebook and Twitter followers, we have put together some top tips!
- Clear out the wardrobe and drawers every few months and split clothing into piles: good condition, still wears =keep. Bad condition and still fits = keep for playtime. Good condition and doesn’t wear or fit = pass on. Bad condition, doesn’t fit = throw away.
- There is nothing wrong with hand me downs when the clothes are in good condition.
- If you don’t have any children to pass the clothes onto, you can donate them to a family member of a friend who can make use of them. Alternatively you can donate them to a charity shop.
- If you want to make some money out of the unwanted clothes, you can sell them on eBay or at a car boot sale.
- When they grow out of their trousers or these get a hole in the knee, you can cut them and turn them into shorts.
Have you got any tips for us? Why not comment on the blog or visit our Facebook page and join in the discussion.