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54 Secrets to Save on Family Clothing Purchases
Before purchasing new clothing items, ask yourself if
you really need it!
If you charge clothing, pay your bills before "due
Consider shopping at discount stores.
Can you get along without it until a sale comes along
at season's end?
Is it a new "fad" that may be out of style in a short
Shop for clothing at rummage sales, garage sales,
flea markets, etc.
Shop for used clothing at "like new" shops - see your
Watch newspaper ads for store sales, clearances,
Consider buying or renting a sewing machine and
making it yourself.
Save by shining your own shoes.
Keep care costs in mind. Buy washables and save on
dry cleaning bills.
Shop for clothing at thrift shops.
always keep your clothes clean and in good repair.
They'll last longer.
Raise cash by selling discarded clothing at garage
sales, flea markets, etc.
Alter adult's clothing for your children.
Make minor clothing repairs yourself.
Get old shoes repaired for longer wear: resoled, new
heels added, etc.
Buy only clothing items that are well made and will
Stick to basic styles, colors, fabrics.
Trade clothing items with friends & neighbors
Carry a plastic raincoat to protect clothing from
Look for clothing bargains in newspaper classified
Buy versatile clothes that can be used for different
Buy coordinated clothing so you can mix and match and
have more outfits.
donate used clothing to charities for tax deductions.
Save older children's clothing for hand-me-downs for
the younger ones.
Hand clothes properly for longer life.
change into old (washable) clothes for dirty at-home
Before storing, shoes should be cleaned, polished &
shoe trees inserted.
Take extra special care of leather clothing items for
Avoid dry cleaning bills. Many spots can be removed
with cleaning fluids.
Buy dual-purpose clothing, such as reversibles,
If bored with a pair of shoes, consider dying them a
Use worn-out clothing for cleaning, household wipes,
and "nose blowers".
Consider saving by ordering clothing items from mail
Buy children's clothing items a size or two larger
for longer wear.
During sales, stock up on basics: sleep wear,
underwear, socks, etc.
Teach children to care for their clothing.
don't "kill time" in clothing stores or you may buy
things you don't need.
Get to know where to go for the best buys for certain
Practice sales resistance if you can;t find exactly
what you want.
Remember that high price does not necessarily mean
When shopping, have a definite plan and stick to it.
If you cannot find what you want, go home without it.
Never buy anything just because "everyone else is
Buy men's suits & coats in February, April, November
& before Christmas.
Stock up on children's clothes after back-to-school
sales in October.
Buy men's shirts, socks and underwear before Father's
Day in June.
Buy women's winter coats & suits in November.
Buy summer clothing, swimsuits, shoes & sandals
during sales in July.
Buy cocktail dresses, winter boots and furs during
Shop "After Easter" sales for children's clothes,
dresses, spring coats and fabrics (for home sewing).
Look for spring sportswear sales during May.
Buy ski clothing during August; other sports clothing
during July sales.
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