Unfortunately, in today’s fashionable society, clothing can cost hundreds of dollars, especially the most popular and beloved name brands. This may be totally acceptable for well-off adults, but there are alternatives to buying pricey clothes for those who are still growing. Dressing children for less can be easy, even for those brand-name savvy parents.
Re-order your closets
This season, instead of buying yet another pair of mittens or boots, take a moment to restore order first. It could save you money and simplify your space. "I see it all the time when I help clients organize," says Kristie Demke, President of Professional Organizers in Canada. "People often have all the winter clothing they need, but just can't find it when they need it. It's often easier to re-purchase than search when people don't remember what they have or where it's located. Being properly organized will save you time, frustration and money!"
Getting back into a routine after a relaxing summer can be tough and getting your kids to check in with the family calendar and checklists in the kitchen can be even tougher. Also, kids going to university makes keeping in touch - with parents and friends - difficult and costly. This year, you can help your family stay in touch better using free, yet powerful tools that both students and parents can use without complication.
Who knew kids could grow out of all of their clothing, and lose all of their school supplies in the few weeks since school let out in June? "Of course they didn't," says Sarah Deveau. "But many parents automatically shop as though they had."
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