Does the idea of back to school shopping have you seeing dollar signs? If so, don’t fret just yet! Building a back to school wardrobe doesn’t need to be expensive or overwhelming. With a little planning ahead and shopping savvy, you can get the clothing your children need at an affordable cost and in minimal time. Here are 7 ways to save money on back to school clothes and take the worry and stress out of the season.
1. Take an inventory of your closets.
Begin by inventory what you already own to see what might still be usable. Belts, socks, pants, and other items make still have some wear left in them. Inventory your closets and see what you can skip buying and just reuse instead.
2. Visit consignment shops.
Consignment shops tend to carry back to school clothing as well as uniforms for local schools. If looking for anything specific, let the shop know so they can call you when it comes it. You can also sell last year’s clothing at your local shop to free up some cash for this year.
3. Join Facebook selling groups.
Find local selling groups where people in your own community will be selling children’s clothing and uniforms. This is a great way to get what you need for a fraction of the cost while helping out a mom right in your own area.
4. Coupons, coupons, coupons.
Many retail stores will offer coupons this time of year, so be sure to grab a Sunday paper or check their websites for printable. You are likely to find great coupons, such as $5 off $25 or even $10 off $50. These savings can really add up and all you need to do is snip the coupon out.
Ebay is an excellent place to snag new and gently used children’s clothing items and even uniforms. Check out Ebay now so you can get the items you need and want in time for back to school season. You will be amazed at all of the name brands you will find.
6. Buy in bulk.
Can you buy clothing bulk? YES! Walmart and Old Navy both offer bulk clothing options on their website. This way you can stock up on essentials such as uniform pants, shirts, even socks and underwear at a nice discount when buying in bulk.
7. Be patient.
If you can handle it, try waiting until a week after school starts to shop. By then all of the clothing will be drastically reduced and you can really stock up. If you can’t wait, buy a few pieces to get you through the first week of school and then save the rest for the week after.
How do you save money on back to school clothes?