I love hand-me-downs. I love passing on hand-me-downs. There's just something wonderful about FREE CLOTHES!
But after a few children, things start to look a little ratty. Here's one way to help prevent that.
Turn the shirts inside out. (And pants and dresses for girls.) Specifically if they have a screen print or patch or embroidery on them. This will help prevent that "cracked up" look screen prints get from too many trips through the washer. It will help prevents snags on the embroidery on girl's shirts, pants, and dresses.
Let's face it, kids are hard on their clothes, but we can do little things to stretch the life of clothes. Like turning them inside out and air drying.