5 Viable Options For School Uniforms On A Budget
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It’s almost that time of year again – School Time! Over the next couple weeks, parents everywhere will be scrambling to make sure their children have everything they need for the upcoming school year. From school supplies to new uniforms, most kids need it all due to those summer growth spurts but no one really wants to spend an arm and a leg. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking to cut some corners where the costs are concerned and there are many great ways to do so.
From school supplies to new uniforms and shoes, most kids need it all due to those summer growth spurts but no one really wants to spend an arm and a leg. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking to cut some corners where the costs are concerned and there are many great ways to do so.
Budgeting is definitely possible when it comes to “Back To School” shopping. Of course, it’s usually recommended that you purchase from an official uniform retailer, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
A number of the retailers I purchase from are already rolling back prices. So, it’s probably best to check out what’s available before there’s nothing left. Since I have a little kid, often times, she comes home with food, paint, and other stains on her clothes that nearly require heavy machinery to combat. So, I try not to spend a lot on clothes (especially when it comes to the white Polo-style shirts). But I still like to have enough pieces to cover a full week. I tend to stick with 3 different stores because I’m doing everything in my power to keep the costs to a minimum. Whether you’re shopping for public school or private school, there are always options to cut costs.
Here’s the breakdown:
When it comes to undershorts and socks, Children’s Place works for me. With the Back To School price cuts, Children’s Place is offering up to 75% off the entire store. I don’t know about you, but the featured school items are definitely worth browsing.
Amazon is my “go-to” place for sneakers, among many other things. If you really take the time to browse, you’ll see that you could probably get two pairs of sneakers from Amazon for the price of what you would pay for one pair in a store. Even if you wait until the last minute, you can still have what you need in time for school. In addition to the prices, I absolutely LOVE Amazon Prime because the shipping times are amazing.
For those who don’t know, Amazon Prime members can literally receive packages 7 days a week. I’ve had Eucerine delivered to my door on a Sunday. So, if you order early enough the Friday before school starts, there’s a good chance you’ll get lucky enough to have what you need for Monday morning. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can use my link to get a 30-day free trial. It’s definitely worth a try.
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** I’d still suggest ordering items a bit early in order to leave ample enough time for returns if needed.**
For uniform tops and bottoms, Walmart has a wide selection at affordable prices. Almost all colors are also available and Walmart rarely runs out of sizes. I also use Walmart for socks, undergarments, and school supplies. (We’ll get to the school supply discounts later.)
I also check the Walmart clearance sales because you just never know what you may find. If you check out my link to Walmart’s clearance section, you just might find something you need.
What can I say? Old Navy is my absolute favorite store because it’s affordable and you can find really nice items. I haven’t purchased uniform tops from Old Navy but I have purchased bottoms. The quality is durable and the clothes last. We all know how rough kids can be on clothes and shoes so that’s saying a lot! Right now, Old Navy has tons of bargains for Back to School shopping. In fact, there’s even a “Buy One Get One Free” sale going on until July 23.
More Budget Options:
If you still want to cut a few more corners, there may be other options to check out. I also check out the used uniform sales. Although some people aren’t exactly excited about used clothing, I still recommend checking because some of the items aren’t always “used.” You may luck up and find a few items with tags that have never been worn. At the used sales, you’ll probably hit the jackpot cost-wise. Check with your children’s school and see if they’ll have any used sales. You might be surprised with what you find! Happy Shopping!