Clothes are a major expenditure in any budget. This is especially true if there are children in the household. Finding cheaper ways to get clothes can make your budget stretch further. Other than getting hand-me downs from friends, there are a wide variety of ways to get cheap used clothing. This simple process involves some shopping around and the time it requires to find clothes that fit your needs.
1. Look online. There are several venues, such as Ebay, Craigslist and Freecycle where you can find people selling or giving away used clothes. Check these sites to see if they have what you need at an acceptable price.
2. Keep an eye out for local garage and rummage sales. Churches will have large sales of donated items periodically, which will generally feature a large number of items compared with a normal garage sale. Multi-family garage sales will also provide a wider variety of options.
3. Check out thrift stores, flea markets and other discount stores in your area. Other options include outlet stores and charity organizations like the Salvation Army’s stores.