Keep your kids’ clothes vibrant – pass on the best hand-me-downs!
With the warmer days fast approaching, it’s time to go shopping for some new clothes for spring! You actually don’t have too purchase too many clothing pieces if you took good care of your kids’s clothes. Hand-me-downs are a great cost-effective way to easily turn-over your little one’s wardrobes. Having a boy and a girl, I could not keep their clothes for a younger sibling; however, I did give them to my friend’s children or my sister-in-law’s daughters.
Just as important as getting new clothes for your kids, is passing down your kids’ old clothes that are in great shape! Here are 3 simple tips and affordable ways to keep your kid’s clothes in great condition, and hand-me-down ready:
1. Host a clothing swap. Gather all your friends and have a clothes swap. Everybody can bring their kid’s old clothes that they have either outgrown or are simply tired of. It gives you and your friends the chance to catch-up and socialize while refreshing your kids wardrobe and saving money. Bonus: gather your friends who wear the same size as you do for a clothes swap of your own!
2. Keep it in the family. At the end of every season, have your children pack away any clothes that are getting too small for them. Label the box with the date and season so in a few years, when your next child is ready for a new outfit, you know exactly where to find them. Make sure to wash everything before you store it away, so that it is clean and fresh when you pull it out of storage. Pro Tip: OxiCleanTM Foam Pre-treat rids your children’s clothes of tough dried on stains – even grease! I used it on all our clothes that have stains, especially the ones that have been sitting in the hamper for a few days. It works really well!
3. Embrace the bold colours. Fun, bright and colourful spring clothes can lose their vibrancy quickly during the year – making it hard to pass them on. The right laundry detergent can go a long way in caring for clothes. I have tried many detergents that made my white clothes turn “greyish” and now regret it! Pro Tip: Upgrade from ordinary detergents and give your kids clothes a high definition clean with OxiCleanTM HDTM Laundry Detergent (available in liquid and paks). It will ensure your whites stay radiant and your colours vibrant.
Do you have any great tips for re-using old clothes and saving money?
This post has been sponsored by Church and Dwight.