Ways to Save Money on Clothing During the Pandemic
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 7:00 am
The way we dress during the Covid-19 pandemic is quite different than how we dressed before it. Now is a good time to re-assess your clothing options and make necessary changes. You might be able to save money on clothing.
Those who work remotely may need to attend some online meetings. You might be able to use the workplace appropriate shirts and sweaters that you used to wear while in the office. It is a good idea to have at least a few pairs of slacks. Your online co-workers probably won’t see them – unless you have to get up to tend to a child or pet.
Some people lost or gained wait during lockdown. Your professional clothes might not fit anymore. You can save money by shopping clearance sales or end-of-season sales. Make sure to review the store’s return policy before you make a purchase.
Take Good Care of Your Clothes
Reader’s Digest says that washing your clothing after each wear may result in over-washing some items and causing them to wear out prematurely. Reader’s digest also reports that hot water won’t necessarily get clothes cleaner, but it can damage some fabrics or cause some stains to become permanent.
It’s time to reconsider how you do your laundry. Using less hot water might help lower your heating bill. You can also save money by using less detergent each wash. Doing so can make your clothes last longer.
Consider Thrift Stores
Do you live in an area where the shops are open? Thrift stores are good place to shop for clothing (and other things) for very little money. Before you go, call the store and find out if they let customers try on clothing. If they don’t, then you should ask about their return policy. Make sure to wash the clothing you buy at the thrift store before you wear it.