I’m sure that stores lick their chops when it’s back to school season. After all, every parent gets the same list with the same items to buy. It definitely has to give a boost for the summer season, which have traditionally lower sales.
But, what items are really needed? I’ve wrote in the past about how some parents barely bother with the list. That I don’t agree with. Even so, are there some items that you can skip or delay and save some money? Absolutely.
Here are three items we aren’t buying (right now).
Clothes and Shoes
I’ll start off by saying that we have bought some clothes. But, we don’t buy an entirely new set of clothes. If the clothes from last year fit and don’t have holes, they get worn. So, if you figure that your child needs four pairs of jeans, buy only what you need.
Besides, we’ve found that many stores will mark down kids clothes once school starts. So, even if your child went through a massive growth spurt and you need all new stuff, you can save some big bucks by getting by with what you have for the first couple of weeks, and then scouring the stores for deals.
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