Thursday, August 22, 2013

School Bells Are Ringing And Clothing For Your Kids Does Not Have To Cost A Fortune

OK~ It's back to school for many families all across the United States. The first thought that crosses parents minds is simply, "How will I afford all of this?" We all know that our kids want to fit in and dress the part and the thought can be overwhelming. We were blessed as our boys were really content with a couple new sets of clothes and they were good to go. Our youngest was always happy with the "cheap" t-shirts that our local athletic store had to offer. Yes, we were lucky!

So....  what is a parent to do when they want their kids to dress the part. Here ya go- My friend Amiyrah of 4 Hats and Frugal has solutions for you!

Back-To-School shopping doesn't always have to happen inside of the usual retailers. Thrift stores can offer great variety when it comes to finding clothing for the return of the school year. This year, I've adopted a few new ways to shop for back-to school clothing for the kids. I hope that these tips will help you and your brood get some great thrift finds this fall, and beyond.

Tip #1- Let them choose

We've all heard the horror stories; Mom went to the thrift store to get our clothes, and she made us wear a paisley polyester shirt on the first day of school. Not cool, Mom! The best way to avoid this travesty is to provide the kids with their own thrift store budget (20 to 25 dollars), show them their section in the store and have them go to town. Besides the fact that this will be a great math experience (get as much as you can for the amount given, don't go over-budget, etc), they will be picking out their own outfits and will be proud to wear them to school.... Continue here.........

Thanks to Amiyrah for contributing to All In An Iowa Mom's Day. Connect with Amiyrah on Twitter, Facebook,  Pinterest, and Google+. Once you start reading her blog, 4 Hats and Frugal you will want to swing by on a regular basis, she rocks! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*Photo is courtesy of 4 Hats and Frugal

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