The mis matched price breakdown. My out of pocket cost $3.
headband / Dollar Tree $1
sweater / Target $0 hand me down (hand me down from sister org. $12)
shirt / Gap $0 birthday gift
scarf / $0 borrowed from sister
leggings / $0 birthday gift
socks / Dollar Tree $2
boots / Wal-Mart $0 Christmas gift
Buying ahead, second hand and hand me downs is the only way I keep that budget of $20 for a five year old. I am a fan of reducing and reusing, clothing applies. However I am not a fan of hoarding so we have a good system to keep the clothing cycle stored in an organized fashion.
I have a three bin cart, laundry tote and shopping bag. The cart is in my laundry room so I can sort clothes as if it is part of the laundry when the need arises and not create an extra sorting pile or task for later on. Each bin has a job.
- clothes to sell
- clothes to keep for growing into
- shoes and more clothes for growing into
The shopping bag tucks right behind the cart for clothing items to donate. When its full I drop it off, after I drive it around in my trunk for weeks. The small tote goes on a shelf in my daughters closet and is for all the things that she will wear soon, her current size or size up.
I list my good quality clothing that we will not use or have gently used on Thred-Up. When someone picks a box I print a pre-paid label off their web site and send the flat rate box out. Once my items are received I get paid via PayPal! It's a low hassle community.