The sun is shining.
The flowers are blooming.
The grass is growing.
It’s that time of year.
Time to say goodbye to cold.
Goodbye to snow.
Goodbye to winter
and goodbye to these:
Even if it earns me the bad mother of the year award, I’m compelled to admit that by the end of the winter we have plenty of these.
Worn out jeans are the best source of shorts for back yard play; they fit, they’re free (nearly free if you have to purchase at a yard sale), they take just minutes and it’s green.
Are you ready for the world’s most basic tutorial?
- Rotary cutter, ruler and mat for super, duper fast shorts or a pair of scissors for merely super fast shorts.
- Um, jeans with holes in the knees and no holes above the knees.
1. Grab a child that fits into the pants and measure how long you’d like the shorts to be. Alternatively, you may skip this step and cut just above the gaping hole.
2. Cut. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remove child from the jeans before cutting. 😀
It’s much nicer if you take the time to hem the shorts, but if you have a 4 year old who can’t possibly wait a moment longer to wear his “brand new pair of shorts”, they are perfectly serviceable as is.
What other ways do you save money on clothing?