January is here. Rather, as Kenyans have popularly dubbed it, Njaanuary is here!
It’s the time of month where our pockets are drained, our bank accounts are starving and we need to save as much money as possible to get us to the next month.
Here are some tips on how to best shop…on a budget.
- Timing is everything:
Time your clothing purchases right and you’ll save hundreds on your clothing expenses. January and August (for kids) seem to be the best months to invest in clothing. In general, buying off season usually gets you better deals than buying what’s hot and trendy right now, price-wise.
- Buy second-hand:
We all know that used items come with smaller price tags than buying new. Next time you’re tempted to browse an array of online shops based in the USA for clothes, try searching Toi Market, Ngara, or Gikomba instead. These places can be great if you’re looking for basics like jeans or just interested in enjoying the thrill of finding a good steal.
- Swap Party:
We’ve all got pieces in our wardrobes that do not get enough wear. Pull them out and ask your friends to do the same. Then invite everyone over to swap or trade items. You get rid of pieces that were just taking space in your wardrobe and hopefully gain items you’ll actually wear—at no cost! Throw in a potluck of snacks for that extra excitement.
Go forth and slay on a budget now, won’t ya?