Cutting Costs and Buying Used Clothes

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Buying used clothes can be a great way to save money, especially if you have rapidly growing children. It can get very expensive if you have to buy new clothes every six months for a child who is growing rapidly. You can defray some of your clothing costs by shopping for deals at used clothing stores or thrift stores. Even if you do not have any growing children, buying clothing at thrift stores is a great way to cut costs.

3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Back to school clothes shopping can be very expensive even if you only have one child. You can also take advantage of tax free holidays, and you can set up clothing exchange clubs with your friends. Clothes are brought to the store by people who no longer want or need them, and they are inspected (often laundered) and displayed in the store. Kids grow quickly, and many parents find that they only wear an outfit a few times before they have outgrown it.

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How Denim Can Be Bad For The Environment

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Most of us don’t give too much thought to where our clothes come from, often only concerned with price and style. And while where our clothing comes from is sometimes on the minds of shoppers – as we don’t like thinking our clothes were sewn together by children, for instance – the “ingredients” and efforts that go into the manufacturing are usually left out of any conversations. If you live in America, buy American made denim clothing.

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Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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Wash laundry in cold water and hang clothes to dry. Grow our own garden of veggies. Participate in a CSA for extra produce that we don’t grow. Donated to sustainable charities. My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life.

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Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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Old clothing parts. Before throwing away old clothing, I snip the buttons off and remove working zippers (unless I’m donating the item). I’ve also cut up old pieces of clothing to use as quilt pieces and used old men’s cotton tshirts for rags. Clothes pins. We have some old clip on style clothes pins left over from the days I used to hang laundry on the line to dry.

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Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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We as parents are usually the first and primary source of their learned behavior, even as they grow into their teenage years. Go hiking and camping and show them the beauty of the outdoors (and teach them to leave trails and campsites better than when you arrived) Plant a garden with your children to give them a tangible example of how much fun growing your own food and eating healthy can be! Participate in local food drives and donations and involve your kids in your actions.

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earth day freebies 2016 + Tons Of Awesome Deals And More

Coupons Do Work

American Eagle: For every pair of AEO Denim X and Flex Shorts purchased (up to 100,000 trees), AEO will donate a tree with help from The Student Conservation Association through April 22. Whole Foods North Raleigh: On Friday, April 22, 2016, meet some of their local suppliers, enter for a chance to win seedlings from “Grow & Share” and enjoy samples around the store from 12 pm – 8 pm. Earth Day 2016 Freebies and Earth Day 2016 Deals.

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Save Money – Make Shoes Last

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Although kids will need new pairs each year, most adults have stopped growing and could keep their good pairs for multiple years. Growing up in the 1950′s, people judged you by the state of your shoes. On plain leather shoes, scuff marks can usually be rubbed out with a damp cloth (and possibly a tiny bit of cleanser). Companies Running Buy One, Donate One Programs For Those in… Barefoot Running: Breakthrough or Trend? Shoes are expensive.

Stuff – Full Circle

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We especially need essential stuff, like food, water, shelter, heat, clothing, defensive and offensive protection. Cradles, cribs, play pens, changing tables, strollers, high chairs, diapers, diaper bags, car seats, baby clothes and TOYS TOYS TOYS and more TOYS. Books, trendy clothes, dorm stuff, maybe a car, a computer and more are all on the hunt list. You donate to suitable charities.

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How to Become an Earth Friendly Consumer

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Donate $1 or $2 towards the cause. How about buying your kid a bike they can ride to school or your wife some organic seeds she can grow in the garden that can feed the family. Or, buy gifts from organizations that donate proceeds to green causes. Make sure to buy clothes that are made from organic materials such as organic cotton. According to Environmental Defense, North America is ranked as the number 1 contributor to global warming. Can you believe that?

Working Moms on a Budget: 5 Tips for Thrifty Business Fashion

Saving Cents With Sense

They are always growing out of clothes and shoes, and it feels like your clothing money is quickly siphoned away. Many people donate their clothing they no longer wear or need, which often include name-brands. Women might donate clothing because the piece doesn’t fit right, or they didn’t like how it looked, and many items could be brand-new. At the end of summer, there’ll be plenty of beautiful clothes for next year.

Totally Money Blog Carnival #18 – 6 Ways to Save Money Edition

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In fact, my husband and I just revamped our budget so that we can donate to charities even more each month. Miss Thrifty presents How to Save Money with Cloth Nappies. Growing you own food is a healthy, money saving trend that is being embraced by many city dwellers – young and old. Welcome to the 18th edition of the Totally Money Carnival. This week’s theme is spring, spring cleaning that is, and I ain’t talking about those dust bunnies.

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Season of Sharing Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway – Day 2 – Young Kids

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As baby grows, they can pull themselves up to play. Product Name: Highlights Let’s Grow Purchase Information: Available for purchase exclusively from Product Price: 50% off your first bundle! B kids, innovators in the development of classic and educational toys for infants to toddlers, teams up with Room to Grow this holiday season to help children in need. B kids will donate a portion of its toy proceeds from specialty retail partners.