Now the key to clothing so many people is to never buy anything at full price. And if you can get things at a thrift store or a rummage sale that's even better. So, my first course of action when clothes are needed and I don't have them in my basement is to head off to my favorite thrift store. Mondays are always half price so it's the only day I go. It was a particularly fruitful excursion. Here's what I found:
This pile contains: 11 pairs of pants (both jeans and dress pants) for TM and D.; 8 long-sleeved button-down shirts (both casual and dress) for the same boys; 1 pair of pants for K.; 3 button-down shirts for K.; 3 pairs of boys' dress socks; 2 skirts for A.; 2 skirts for E.; a skirt, a jumper, a blouse, and a long-sleeved for the babies; and 2 pieces of fabric, each several yards long (it's in the bottom left corner).
And the best part? It all totalled just $59.29! That averages a mere $1.66 per item. And while that's a really expensive pair of socks, it's a great deal on everything else. I love my thrift store.
Now I need to wash it all, go through the boys' and babies' dressers and pull-out and box the outgrown clothes so there is room for the new size. This is a chore I dread and is probably the one thing I dislike about having a large family... having to do this x9.