Clothes Call: Getting More For Less

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Revamping your child's wardrobe can be a costly endeavor, especially if you don't have hand-me-downs to fall back on. If you're in the market for new kiddie clothes, there are some simple money-saving strategies that will save you a buck... or $20. For starters, exhaust all of the serious saving venues. Consider doing clothing exchanges or swaps with other moms who might have kids in the same age range as yours.

There's a good chance you might be able to come up with a mutually beneficial arrangement that pays off for both of you. If you're OK with going the used-but-not-necessarily-abused route, hit up consignment stores to get your garment goodies. The benefits of consignment stores are two-fold. You may also be able to turn a profit on all of the stuff your child has outgrown, provided you have no intention of expanding your family down the line. Simply put your child's old clothes for sale at the consignment store.