It's getting to be that time of year again- warm days popping up all over (even though at the moment it's cloudy, rainy, and in the mid-40s) and when I see the temperature start to creep up, I immediately start scrounging for something for my kids to wear that might still fit from last summer! Usually, the pickings are slim, and I realize that it's time to do some seasonal clothes shopping.
Well, today happened to be our local Moms of Multiples sale- a huge indoor "yard sale" event at a local school- so I decided to take out $40 in cash and see what I could find. After we were done there I had some money left over so we headed over to Goodwill to see if we could find anything else in the way of spring clothes for the kids. Lucky us- they happened to be having a manager's sale of 50% off all kids' clothes!! SWEET!
So since our Goodwill trip absolutely rocked, here's that pic first:
Items purchased: for my son: 4 short-sleeve shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of swim trunks, 1 pair of "Speed Shoes" (he already has a pair just like these, but he loves them so much we decided that for $2 we could get him some in a bigger size for when the current ones wear out); for my daughter: 1 dress (Polo), 1 dress/top (might be a little short for a dress, but will be cute w/capris), 1 top, 1 pair of capris, 1 pair of shorts.
Grand total? $16.28 (excuse me for a moment while I jump up and down and squeal with delight)
Now on to the MOM sale:
Items purchased: 1 boys short-sleeve top, 1 girls long-sleeve top, 1 girls tank top, 1 girls sundress/beach cover-up, 1 pair boys dress shoes, 1 pair boys sandals (brand-new Nikes, by the way), 1 pair girls dress shoes.
Grand total? $19.75
The most expensive items from the MOM sale were my son's shoes- $5/pair. But they were in awesome condition, and he really needed the new dress shoes. All in all, it was quite the successful day. I'll need a few more pairs of shorts for both of them, and more tops for Starlet, but I'm about 75% of the way there, which isn't bad for $36! If I were to buy clothes at any department store, I would have spent that much on 2-3 items alone. Or maybe one pair of shoes! THANKS GOODWILL!
Have you started your spring clothes shopping yet? Where do you plan on doing the bulk of your shopping? Leave a comment and share!