School uniforms are a double edged sword when it comes to school clothing. They are great because it is a no brainer during the morning chaos. You don’t have to deal with your child wanting the latest fashions (as much anyways) because everyone in school is wearing the same thing. However, they can be costly. Here are a few ways to save money on your back to school uniforms.
5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Uniforms
Sounds weird I know, but unless your school’s uniform is a specific piece of clothing that needs to be ordered from the school, you can probably purchase what you need at your local Walmart. For example, I had my daughter enrolled in a school that required a khaki or navy blue bottom, and a red, white or blue polo shirt. The shirt did have to have the school logo, but you could have that embroidered on or you could order a pin. It was much easier on the wallet to grab a $5 shirt from Walmart than the way more expensive one the school had for order. Walmart actually carries items like these for local schools as well. So take a look, because not every store will, but I have seen it myself.
Get on social media and start asking around. Your school might even do a uniform exchange where you can bring your old ones, give them to the younger kids, and you are able to grab some for your child. Talk to other moms in the school, maybe you can even set up the first one! If that is not an option, try Facebook yard sale sites in your area, make a post about what you are looking for. You might be amazed! Help out another mom too, post that you have yours for sale!
You can check out Salvation Army or Goodwill or other local thrift stores for the back-to-school uniforms & items you need. Your local mom and pop thrift store might have actual uniforms too if it is not something that you could purchase from Walmart.
Purchase a couple of back-to-school uniforms so they have enough to get through September. You will find some sales from July through September, but if you wait until school has already started you can get some great sales and stock up.!
When you do get what you need, buy a little big so they can grow into them, and they will last the entire school year, and maybe even a portion of the next as well. You might have to still buy a couple for the following year, but at least you will be saving money then as well because you won’t need to purchase as many!
School uniforms are just one of those things that goes along with buying pencils and hi-liters. Unfortunately they are the more expensive part of back-to-school (aside from maybe sneakers or other footwear).
Where have you found some deals on back-to-school uniforms? Share your deal findings with the rest of us in the comments section below!