How To Spend Less on Clothing – EP 2

We discuss one of our most basic needs and how to spend and save smartly on our clothing. Beyond the purchase of clothing, the Frugal Friends also explore proper care, and maintenance to increase the longevity of our clothing.

Notable Notes:

  • What the internet has to say
    • Penny Hoarder Article
      • The article shares 20 ways to save money on clothes. Tips include saving, spending intentionally, and even preserving and properly washing clothing.
      • What Jen and Jill have to say
        • Thrift stores – YES!
        • Hang dry clothing – Frugal Friends call this a ‘two birds, one stone’ situation; preserve clothes, AND save on utility costs
        • Compartments in the washing machine explained HERE
        • Dry Clean at home
    • Money Talks Article
      • Angela Colley shares 23 money saving tips on clothing. In a culture where the average American spends $1,800 a year on clothing, the Frugal Friends agree; we can do better!
      • What Jen and Jill have to say
        • Buy out of season
        • Skip expensive workout clothes
        • Organize a clothing swap with friends – another ‘two birds, one stone’ scenario; hanging out with friends AND getting ‘new to you’ clothing!
  • How Jen and Jill save money on clothes
    • Jen – buying quality, buying out of season, referral programs
    • Jill – thrift stores, mending, and swapping
  • What Jen and Jill WILL spend money on
    • underwear (the line has to be drawn somewhere!)
    • staple shoes (i.e. boots, quality sandals)
    • coats (out of season is still best!)
    • Thanks Lisa! The Frugal Friends think ‘Bill’ the dog sounds like a real gem!
  • Wrap Up
    • Challenge yourself to not spend money on clothes
    • Clothing swap with friends
    • If you have kids, clothes swap with other parents
    • Utilize referral programs – ThredUpSchoola

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