#12MonthsofThrifting Kids Edition: Play Outfit

If you have children back in school, this is a great time to head to Goodwill and cross some things off your list. If your little one isn’t in school yet, it’s a great time to stock up a few play outfits for fall. Shopping secondhand for school clothes is not only good for your budget, but also the environment.

We selected play outfits for August’s 12 Months of Thrifting prompt because play clothes are some of the most essential and practical items for kids. Shopping can be hectic this time of year so here’s how to stay on track when shopping for this prompt:

1. Make a list for each child. Jot down everything they will need, and note the most important items so you can focus on them when you’re shopping at Goodwill.

2. Make it fun! If your children are old enough to get involved, ask them to help! Give them a few guiding instructions and ask them to browse through the racks to help you find items off their list.

3. Take it one section at a time. For this prompt, I was shopping for three kiddos: my 6 month old baby, my 11 year old nephew, and my 6 year old niece. That’s a lot to go through, so I split it up into two trips: baby + nephew on my first shopping trip, and niece + whatever I missed on a separate day. If your schedule allows, knock it all out in one trip, but stay focused on one section at a time.

4. Only buy items in excellent condition. When it comes to kids and baby clothing, I only buy items that are new with tags or like new without tags, and trust me – there’s plenty of it at Goodwill!

Here’s what I found:

I was on the hunt for play pants for baby. Since baby stuff is pretty straight forward, I was able to quickly browse through the racks at the State Road location. The bunny pants are my absloute favorite and they match so many things in her closet.

I had fun shopping in the little boys section because I rarely have a reason to shop there. I found several character shirts and athletic gear. My favorite find was a pair of like-new adidas pants for less than $2.

Check out some of my finds below and stay tuned for October’s fun prompt: a game!

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