Back-To-School season is an expensive time for families. With five little ones heading off this September, I put all my own tips and tricks in high gear.
It’s Inventory Time!
Go Through Those Closets: purge the stuff you no longer need, but keep an eye out for those little gems that are hand-me-down worthy. They are invaluable – we rely on hand-me-downs from older siblings, cousins, neighbours and pretty much anyone else who is willing to drop a bag off at our front door!
Consignment shops – do you have tweens or teens who want trendy clothes that cost more than anything you’d spend on yourself? Have a look around – there are many high-end second-hand stores that cater to this market. Search online as well – why spend five times more than you need to? Oh, and when your fickle teen is done with the shirt she has only worn three times, take it back to the consignment shop so she can make money for her next purchase.