Going Back to School on a Budget
Getting ready for back to school can be one of the costliest and stressful times of the year. Leading right up to the big day, your debit and credit cards get quite the high impact workout. Luckily with a few back to school budgeting tips, you won’t have to reach for the Xanax before logging in to your online bank account.
Setup a Clothing Swap - Have a ton of clothes that the kids have freakishly outgrown? (What are you feeding them?) Instead of doing the charitable thing and donating them, call up your fellow parents and organize a clothing swap. Have each person bring a few outgrown outfits.
Shop Discount - The kiddies outgrow that name brand shirt by the time you leave the store parking lot. So why spend big on labels? And guess what? You don’t have to compromise style for cost. Stores, like Forever 21, H&M, and Target, base their whole business model on chasing trends to give you a low price.
Sales Sales Sales - Cough. We’re not into shameless plugs, but we do send out weekly emails, featuring the web’s top coupon codes. Your favorite retailers duel it out to get your business with killer back to school sales. So shop around and never complete a purchase until you’ve entered a coupon code on the check out page.
Think Big - We’re not saying your kids should be swimming in their clothes. But dresses, pants, and shirts can be purchased on their bigger size. With belts making a resurgence in style, it makes it as a case to do so.
Thrift Stores - There doesn’t need to be a stigma on buying used clothing. Consider it a treasure hunt. People are constantly offloading clothes to make room for more. So you can often find those coveted designer pieces. Plus, it’s pretty in right now to buy vintage.