The new school year is quickly approaching. This can only mean one thing: it’s time to start my search for school uniforms. With four kids, this can add up very quickly! Plus, my kids are very different in sizes, which makes the hunt for school uniforms at an affordable price even more exhausting.
Finding a good deal on school uniforms shouldn’t be too hard. There are many avenues you can go through to score cheap school uniforms.
How to Save on School Uniforms
Hit up those garage sales
It’s still summertime, which means you can totally hit up those garage sales and save yourself a ton of money. Spend time this summer gandering through different garage sales to see if you can find what you need. A lot of people use garage sales to get rid of the clothes their kids have outgrown, especially their kids’ uniforms. So, this is the perfect time to shop!
Comb the clearance racks
I have found some of my best deals on uniforms by combing the clearance racks. Shopko, Target, Walmart, and all the retailers mark down their clothing at the end of the school year. Make sure you hit the clearance racks and find what you need for the upcoming school year. Don’t be afraid to comb the online clearance “racks” too.
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There are secondhand places, like Swap.com, that are perfect for looking online for savings on uniforms. These second-hand store type websites allow you to buy school uniforms at a great price. Paying full price for something is never fun, so make sure you look online. My personal go-to options are Shopko and Target simply because they are fairly cheap and not picked through.
Look for those coupon codes
Before you even begin trying to look for school uniforms, always look for a coupon code. These coupon codes are great for helping you save money on kids clothing. Why should you pay more for something when there are plenty of coupon codes floating around? RetailMeNot.com is one of the most popular platforms for finding these coupon codes.
“Take in” the clothes yourself
Hear me out. Sometimes you find great deals on school uniforms, but they don’t fit your kids. Learn to take in the clothes yourself, also known as hemming or “taking in.” You can also hire a tailor to do this for you. It may be a little more expensive, but if you can get the clothes at a great price, this makes sense.
Saving on school uniforms can be tough. I always start shopping early too. Once everyone else gets their hands on the uniforms, it can be hard to find anything. Saving money on school uniforms comes down to being diligent in finding the deals.