Our youngest son Nathan (the possessor of an extra chromosome) heads back to school on Tuesday. We put off buying his new shoes and clothes due to time restraints until today. He's is and is not picky about clothes; insisting on wearing what he calls 'soft pants' (LOL). Basically anything with a stretchy waist .. no snaps or zippers. I suppose having as many abdominal surgeries as he's had (about 10) .. entitles him to wear only 'soft pants'. Now my little four year old grandson insists on only wearing 'soft pants' ... it's rather a crack up how he imitates his big uncle .. and probably a little worrisome to his mother ;) Uncle and nephew play together several days a week .. they shall be good life long companions.
We set aside $75 a month for clothes for our family of three. This seems to be a good amount as we are not one to shop for labels. Nathan's shoes were on sale .. and his pants were $5/ea. He picked out three new character t-shirts and two packages of socks. He often gets gift cards for Walmart .. so this helped. My total for the outing was about $60 .. plus he had a little to spend on a gift card. Thankfully he has a closet full of other shirts to add variety to his wardrobe. We'll send him to school with the same backpack as last year.
|Nathan ... a few years ago|
$75 a month ads up quickly when you shop only a few times a year for clothing and shoes. Sometimes we even pick up new and almost new items at garage sales and thrift stores. What's your best money saving tip for clothes shopping?