One of the largest expenses we all have is buying clothes whether it’s just for yourself or your entire family, so any way to save some money is wonderful for me and my family.
A North Dakota State University study from 2010 found that the average American household spends about 3.8 percent of their income on clothing. The Census Bureau states that the average household income is about $50,000 per year, so that means roughly $2,000 per year, per household, according to How Stuff Works.
That is a lot of money just on clothes! I already shop sales, cut coupons (I used the $10 off $25 JCPenney coupon over the weekend and scored a regularly $60 Nicole Miller bag for $21 including tax) and use online coupon codes but theses ideas from Snail Paced Inspiration truly inspired me!
Especially the tip on shopping clearance racks! Snail Paced Inspiration says to wait for the second round of discounts when shopping clearance sales. “All stores mark down their stuff at least twice before they hit their rock bottom price and some stores do it more.” Which is true! Over the weekend Old Navy had a sale where customers got and extra 30% off anything in the store (I got a pair of leather toddler Easter shoes for $4.50) but today Old Navy announced that shoppers can get an extra 50% off clearance items April 22nd and 23rd! Great deals to grab at Old Navy is your able to get out and shop today or tomorrow.
Another great tip is not to be to proud to accept hand-be-downs if you have small children. When I had my children I wanted everything to be new but the older they get you understand how much new jeans cost, coats and other outerwear. If not for anything else, accept hand-be-downs for play clothes in the summer! Snail Paced Inspiration says that the word will spread quickly that you take old clothes and you’ll have enough to share!
And the last great tip that I wanted to share is to shop for clothes at places you may not have thought of like Sam’s Club or Big Lots. Snail Paced Inspiration says that she buys her boys shorts each year at Sam’s Club and socks at Big Lots. I have to agree that Big Lots has some great deals if you shop regularly! Not only on clothes but also garden supplies along with health and beauty products, I highly recommend the store.