Thrifting for Kids

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few days going through all three kids’ clothes. I feel like they are all growing so fast and sometimes it’s hard to keep up! After clearing out and making sure what they had fit, was in season, and was stuff they would actually wear, I had two big bags full to take to donate as well as a clear idea of gaps in their wardrobes.

So yesterday I took the clothes to donate and decided to walk through the Goodwill and see if there were any treasures to be found. Sam was with me and he gave me about 45 minutes, which was just enough to go through all the children’s clothing. I came out with some great basics and layering pieces for the twins and a couple of cute tops for Sam (check out that button down with pearl snaps in the photo above!)

If you want to see everything I got, I filmed a haul here, but really I wanted to post and encourage you to shop second hand for children’s clothing. It’s really easy to find high quality clothes that are in great shape for great prices. Thinking how fast kids grow, buying second hand when you can is a wonderful sustainable option.

I recommend going knowing sizes and needs so you can quickly go through the racks. My Goodwill was really well organized by size, garment type, and color so it was easy to stick to winter gear in colors my kids like!

Do you thrift your kids’ clothes or have a good secondhand source? In Dallas I had a group of twin moms that held annual sales that were amazing. I also had a group of friends with kids stair stepped in such a way that we were always rotating clothes. Facebook marketplace is a great place to source clothes and I have also had really good luck with Thred Up. Let me know if you have any good online sources for reselling/buying children’s clothing. And look up ‘children’s consignment’ in your area. You can probably make a little money and manage to find great clothing!

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