Getting Children's Clothes CHEAP! | Andie Ibanez

Getting Children's Clothes CHEAP!

Would you believe me if I told you most of Belle's outfits were purchased for less than $4?? Oh, and that most of them are also brand-spanken new???! Believe it or not, my mother and I have taken this whole buying Belle cheap clothes thing to an extreme and I absolutely love it. We follow two main rules and it has saved us an unbelievable amount of money throughout the past year. 

First Trick: Learn the TARGET MARKDOWN SCHEDULE!! 

If you call my mother at 8:00am on a Monday morning, she's at Target. You might wonder why that was the first thing on her to-do list for the week... That is simply because kids clothes get marked down on Monday mornings and she wants to be the first one there to grab the good stuff for her grand-babies. It's a bit of work getting their that early, but it is sooooooo worth it. 

 Since she gets there so early, she sometimes beats the workers and they haven't applied the new discount stickers yet. She grabs what she loves, heads to a machine to re-scan (since some items have been discounted even more through the computer system, but haven't received the new sticker), and decides which items are a killer deal, and which ones would be better to wait another week to see if they go down more in price. 

Here's the schedule to stick with: 

Monday: kids clothing, baby, books and electronics
Tuesday: women's clothing, food, domestics
Wednesday: men's clothing, health & beauty, furniture
Thursday: shoes, houseware, toys, decor, sporting goods
Friday: cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, auto 

Second trick: Buy children's clothes in ADVANCED

The best way you can find killer deals for your little ones is buy shopping for your child seasons in advanced. Recently, Target has been trying to get rid of all of their summer gear which means it's the perfect time to buy Belles gear for next year. Pay attention to your child's size throughout the past. Belle has always been small for her age, hence I can do the math to get an approximation of what sizes she will be wearing next summer if she stays at the same growth rate. I try not to purchase super trendy items for Belle since you never know if it will still be a huge hit a year down the road.   

After I snag some killer deals, I go home and organize the purchases I made in advanced. I currently have three bins in Belles closet for future outfits. Belle is currently wearing 9-12 month clothing, so I have 3 bins labeled 18 months, 2T, and 3T & up. This prevents her room from being a disaster as well as missing out on outfits I had bought in advanced because I didn't know where they were placed. 

The main lesson?? Be smart with your purchases and don't underestimate the power of waiting a few more days to see if it will be marked down even more. My rule of thumb is not to buy any kids clothes unless they are 70% off, or you're dying to purchase it. They grow up way too fast to be paying any more than that!! Do us all a favor, take a screenshot of the Target Markdown Schedule and start saving!! 

Xoxo, Marie 
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