Clothes can be expensive. The grocery bill also adds up fast! So, how can we stick to a budget with four kids? Here are a few strategies:
Second Hand Clothing
Around 90% of our children’s clothes are second hand. We have received donations from families in our church congregation, neighbors, and also shopping at thrift stores such as Goodwill. It is rare that we buy new clothes, even when it’s back-to-school month.
Buy Used and Save the Difference
We received this tip from watching the Duggar Family on 19 Kids and Counting. If we can find an item used then it’s better than paying full price for a new one. This helps maximize the dollar.
ALDI is a Friend
We do our grocery shopping at ALDI because that is where you get the most bang for your buck. Even “sale” prices at other markets can pale in comparison to the regular priced items at ALDI. This is because it is their goal to offer the best product at a low price and they do this by limiting their overhead costs.
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