Thursday, November 1

Ways to Save Money on School Clothes

When you're in need of school uniforms for your little ones, you'll want to take advantage of a few money-saving shopping tips. Children's clothing can really add up over the years, as they quickly outgrow old uniforms and beg for the trendy brand names that their friends are wearing. Back to school fashion doesn't have to break the bank, if you get organised ahead of time. These same principles can also be used to save money on your own clothing!

Out With the Old
Before you get started, it helps to take an inventory of your child's existing wardrobe. Find out what he's outgrown, what items are looking shabby or worn, or what is completely out of fashion. These items can be handed down to younger siblings or donated to charity if they are still in decent condition. Be sure to remove any name labels for clothes if you're passing them down to someone else.


If you have friends or family with children of a similar age, you could hold a clothing swap. Just because your child is tired of an outfit, doesn't mean that it won't be completely new to someone else. This can save you a great deal of money right away, if your child can wear gently used clothing from friends and family. You can make old clothes look new with a professional cleaning and a few repairs, in many cases. Those handy with a sewing machine can also add sequins, lace, or other decorative touches to old clothing to give them a whole new makeover.

In With the New
With old clothing cast aside or remodelled for a fresh look, you can then see what items your child is missing and go shopping. Although children love trendy looks, you want to focus more on basics that will be reusable for several seasons. You can use the majority of your budget to purchase basic uniforms or classic clothing, and then splurge on a few trendy pieces.

Where to Find Bargains
Vintage and reused fashion is hot at the moment, and it also has the added benefit of yielding some fantastic discounts. You can hunt through yard sales, consignment boutiques, and charity shops for school clothes. Turn it into a scavenger hunt with your children or hand them a certain amount of cash to spend as they wish, allowing them to pick out their own unique items. Be sure to clean any finds thoroughly before marking them for school use with name tags UK. New clothing can also be purchased at a discount if you shop after the big back to school rush. This is the best time for major mark-downs and sales at your favourite shops.

As you see great deals throughout the year, don't be afraid to buy. You don't have to buy the whole year's wardrobe all at once. If you love to shop, you'll have plenty of time to seek out great deals for the whole family.

20 comments:

  1. Nice tips you have here. This will be very useful for all moms.
    Chicken Empanada

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  2. A fellow volunteer that I work with in school gave me a uniform for my daughter because her grand daughter can't use it anymore. Getting hand me downs is also a way to save but some are embarrass to get things like that. I don't mind as long as it is heartily given and it is still usable.

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  3. I do the clothes-swapping with other moms whose kids are already in the higher grade as my kid. It saves me money. The only problem parents encounter here is when the school decides to change uniform. This has happened to my daughter's school in a span of 5 years. So, I feel bad buying full set of uniforms for her because eventually, they will be changed again.

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  4. Practical and tipid tips nga. Bakit hindi naisip ni misis ito. Makunat pa naman yun. LOL

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  5. It is costly to have a child because clothes should be replaced almost every month as their growth is just so fast! Thus, smart mommies should find ways to save when it comes to shopping for kids' clothes.

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  6. what an awesome tips, i will keep this in mind that way when my son start school, i have options to do to save money for his school clothes

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  7. Great tips from someone who's yet to be a Mom :-) Thanks for sharing these lovely tips, Algene :-)

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  8. ...my kiddos are both boys but unfortunately my younger son can not benefit from the old clothes of his elder bro because they have a huge difference in size haha, it is always a challenge for me and the hubby buying items for them because the teenage boy is over sized while the grade school kiddo is small for his age haha, thank you for this info...happy day :)

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  9. We have clothes-swapping here but never have a chance to do so.Mostly the clothes of my daughter I bought is in clearance or if I have a coupon and save some bucks from then.

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  10. nothing wrong with used clothes...kaya nga uso sa pinas ang ukay ukay...lol!

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  11. This is a helpful tips for Moms including me, but I really don't know how to be creative with used cloth, I want to try but I think I need to know the basin of sewing?

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  12. When my daughter transferred to another school, I sold her uniforms to a school mate ( they were still in good condition), so I saved a few pesos there!

    Anna

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  13. interesting and informative post, thanks for sharing. this will be great help for everyone! :)

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  14. I usually hand down used and outgrown clothes at least napapakinabangan pa ng iba at napapasaya mo pa sila :)

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  15. I can truly relate to this. As a bargain shopper, I would always go for deals and discounts when buying Macky's s

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  16. nowadays, it's difficult to budget and so it is best to plan properly...discounts are fun to collect

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  17. My SIL sometimes accepts hand me down uniforms if available so she can save too

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  18. This is really informative. And take note, hindi lang po to useful for the kids, pati na din sa mga HS and College students like myself.

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  19. i remember when i was little. my mom would advice the mananahi to fold the skirt of my uniform longer, so if i outgrow it, my mom would just alter the bottom. hehe.. thanks for the tips though!

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