Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

I have posted previously about different ways to obtain an amazing and functional wardrobe for your children while spending very little money. So far I have covered hand-me-downs, end of season sales, and consignment shopping. So now it's time to dig deeper and spend even Less! Enter the thrift store... The most well-known thrift store … Continue reading Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

SWAP.com: Selling your clothes for cash. How it works and how you get paid!

Two years ago when I started my downsizing journey, I had totes full of clothing. Nice, designer clothing that I had worn pre-baby. I bought most of these items (Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Tahari) either on sale, at outlet stores, or a very favorite chain store "Value City", which went out of business years ago. … Continue reading SWAP.com: Selling your clothes for cash. How it works and how you get paid!

Hand me downs, organizing, and decluttering

I recently posted about the worthiness of hand-me-downs and consignment shopping. I must have put some good vibes into the universe because a friend stopped by a few days later with bags of hand-me-downs for baby#2 (Score!). Being gifted some clothing combined with my baby having a growth spurt in a matter of days, I … Continue reading Hand me downs, organizing, and decluttering

Community Consignment Sales: Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 2

Lets face it. Nothing is better than a bag full of decent hand-me-downs. When it comes to babies, toddlers, and fast growing kids, clothing costs for brand new items at regular store prices would break the bank. Even Carters are upward of $24 for a cute outfit these days. Don't get me started on children's … Continue reading Community Consignment Sales: Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 2

A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.

I have always used a very unsophisticated budget. It was based on the 1st and 15th of every month and the due date of the bills. Bills were paid from either the paycheck from the first of the month or from the second check. For years I would have maybe $50 or maybe $200 left … Continue reading A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.

Staying on budget with a growing baby: Kids Clothes for Less Part 1

Its still February and my 3.5 month old is just about busting out of her 3 month onesies and footed onesies. I learned with baby#1 not to buy too many baby clothes in advance because you do not have control over how fast they grow. We are grateful that our babies thrive, so the trick … Continue reading Staying on budget with a growing baby: Kids Clothes for Less Part 1

5 FREE things to do with kids today

Being Mrs. Mother Dirt, I am here to advocate that  the best things in life really are FREE. Entertaining Spending time with our children  does not have to be expensive.  In fact, it can be as easy as walking out your front door....literally. Here is a list of 5 things - for FREE- that you … Continue reading 5 FREE things to do with kids today