Saturday, January 12, 2008

Confessions of a clearance-sale junkie

Several of the other blogs I read do posts like this sometimes, but this is a first for me. This post is about an addiction of mine. I really like clearance sales. A lot. In fact, I have a little bit of trouble controlling myself.

I'm just a sucker for good deals. (or at least what I perceive to be a good deal) I see a sign that says 75% off and all of the sudden I am thinking about buying something that I wasn't planning to buy. Eeeesh.
The one aspect of this that is especially fun is how I have started to buy kids' clothes. At the end of each season, the clothes go on clearance, and I estimate the size that Katy will wear next season and stock up for next year. So far this has worked really well. And it's kinda fun, as the weather changes, I pull out this pile of clothes that I bought 9 months ago and it's like Christmas morning. And NOW - I need to buy girl clothes AND boy clothes. Lord, help me.
So the past week or so has been clearance craziness. At first, I started picking up a few things here and there for Katy. I got some things at Children's Place, Kohl's, and Target. I really hope she wears a 2T next year, or I'm in trouble.

Then, through a tip on another mom blog, I heard that Old Navy's winter clearance would begin on Friday. I actually put it on my calendar. For each of these items, I paid between $1-$4. First, I picked out a few more things for Katy.

Then, I realized that next winter, I will also have a son. So I guessed what his size would be, and I bought a few things. Just a few...
The problem is that I felt less inhibited to buy boy clothes, because I won't be getting any hand-me-downs, whereas with girl clothes I do get some. So I need a complete wardrobe, right? Right? So I told Brian that I'm done for a matter how-many-percent-off something is. I'm done... I'm done...


Mommy Daisy said...

Cute clothes! You did good. I love the boy wardrobe. It's fun, isn't it. I need to get to the mall this week. I haven't been in a while. I love that vest you got from Old Navy. I've been wanting to get Zachariah one, but I couldn't get myself to spend full price. Maybe they'll have one in a size he can use next year (who knows what that will be). I'll try though.

Weed said...

I totally could've written your post...she says, as she just returned from the Target clearance rack! I bought several things for her for now, actually. And last weekend I got several things for next year at Kohl's clearance--and I had a hard time determining size, too, but also decided on 2T. Great deals....and really cute, too.

Kelsey said...

Ah, I seem to miss the clearance sales, or get there when there's very little left. . . my mother-in-law, however, makes up for me. She has clothes for Harper about three or four sizes ahead, all bought on sale (or most) and every once in a while she'll just show up with a bag of clothes for us! So there's something to be said for that.

We're all a little nervous about buying boy clothes ahead, JUST IN CASE they read the ultra sound wrong. It doesn't look wrong, but you never know! I'll feel better if we have another one before he arrives.