5 Ways to Shop Smart on Back to School Clothes


Can we talk back to school? I know I know summer vacation has just started and you may want me to shut up talking about back to school shopping already. But what can I say, the truth is as soon as the summer heat sets in retailers are already preparing for their back to school clothes sales. You will see sales on clothes perfect for back to school! So NOW would be a great time to prep you well with your shopping needs and score great deals! And who doesn’t like that? 

Below I want to share some ways you can save money for Back to school clothes! 

Also, keep reading for a roundup for my best back to school organizing tips, back to school shopping lists, school lunches hacks etc at the end of this post. Bookmark and keep them all in one place so you can be all ready for the new academic year in style!

For parents, you not only have to buy lots of back to school supplies, but you also have to generally buy some new items to add to the wardrobe! If you have more than one kid, you know it really adds up fast. For my children, I gotta shop smart, otherwise, my wallet will cry later on…So I pay attention to the following money saving tips to stay on track. 

5 Ways to Shop Smart on Back to School Clothes


shopping for back to school clothes


1. Budget


 Try and sit down and set a budget for what you want to spend on clothes. Just come up with a dollar amount that you feel comfortable spending. This way you won’t have regrets when the credit card bill comes in, or you look in your wallet and all the cash is gone. 

2. Look through Closet


Make sure to look through each child’s closet. Find clothes that may be tucked away and are in good condition. Use them as staple pieces for outfits when you head out to shop. That way you could save a little money on jeans if your child has 4 good pair at home. 

3. Yard Sales

Shop yard sales or hit up your local Goodwill/Thrift stores. This is a great place to find deals on clothes. Some yard sales have clothes for $0.50-$1. You can find gently used clothes for so much cheaper than in-store items. 


4. Shopping online


RELATED: 4 Steps to Shop Smart Online


If you shop online, use a site like Ebates, it will give you cash back on your purchase. You can shop stores like Kohl’s, Macy’s, Children’s Place and more and get a select percentage back on your purchase. If you do shop online, look for promo codes for free shipping or discounts at RetailMeNot.com, and shop clearance. 

5. Buying In-Stores


If you want to go to the store and shop, make sure to look up their website online or see if they have an app like Target Cartwheel. This is a great place to find discounts like 20% off or Buy one item get one free. A lot of stores just scan the coupon right off your phone, which saves from having to print it out. Also, sign up for newsletters for your favorite stores. Stores like JCPenneys will send $10 off $10 or more purchases from time to time. That makes the item free! 


Check out this 8 Back to School Tips from Huffington Post.


I sure hope this shopping for school clothes ideas will help you put back some money in your pocket while not compromising on essentials and even on some latest trends.


Back to School Special Roundup


1. 15 Simple Ways to Prepare for Back to School


Now that being said, there are many other ways to prepare for back to school once the shopping part is done! How about 15 Simple Ways to Prepare for the big day?

back to school clothes ideas

This simple list will help you prepare yourself and your child to embrace the new schedule smooth as silk.

Read the full post now!


2. How to Organize for Back to School Like a Pro!


Here is yet another post on organizing yourself for back to school like a pro! Some grear ideas here.

Back to school Life hacks you need to make it a success!


3. How to Organize your Home for Back to School


How about getting your house in order for back to school? Here are 3 practical ways to help you do just that!

Organize your home for back to school


4. 10 Tips for Easy Back to School Transition


A few years ago, I wrote about some lifestyle changes you probably have to make to ease into the back to school routine with grace. The first few weeks of the back to school season can be hectic and trying on any family no matter how organized they are.

Try these 10 basic back to school tips to stay on top!

Top Ten Back to School Tips


5. Back to School Shopping Essentials for Moms


Should YOU need a back to school shopping list of essentials to help you prepare for the new school year? Of course, you do! Not only do you need a few help to manage your new schedule, but you need and deserve a pick me up that will make it easier to juggle work, school, kids and after-school activities. Get my shopping list!

Back to School Supplies List for Moms


6. A Roundup WITHIN a Roundup!

I put this together a few years ago. Thought since everyone is searching for back to school posts these days, it is just convenient to keep them all together here! In this roundup post,  you will come across tips and tricks on transitioning into back to school with ease, helping your child succeed in school, giving special attention to problem subjects, saving on school sports etc. It also includes but not limited to lunch box safety tips (look out for a free printable on that one!) and a washi tape craft.

Back to School Season


Interested in more back to school posts? Simply visit my back to school category pages 🙂


P:S: Share your best back to school tips with us!

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