Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Clothes Vibrant – Pass On The Best Hand-Me-Downs! #ChurchAndDwight



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!

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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.

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I have 7 children (all adults now), clothes were passed down so had to be taken care of. By the time mine were finished with them they weren’t any good to anyone else.

  2. My best tip for keeping my family’s clothing looking new is I wash in cold water then hang to dry!! I was surprised how big of a difference that made!!


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