Friday night I braved the mall and six stores later I was able to come up with three burgundy polo shirts and two pair of black cotton twill pants for my oldest. The new school she will be attending this year requires uniforms. Although she isn't so thrilled about this, I have to admit I am. It makes it easy. Once you find the items you need anyway.
At JC Penney I was able to find the shirts for $9.99 each. Finding the pants was the hardest but finally we found her two pair, the last two pair in her size, at Sears for $11.49 each. A couple weeks ago we got her shoes on sale at ShopKo for $29.99 and I had a $10 store coupon so essentially they were only $19.99. I still plan to get her some black socks to go with her uniforms. She already has three pair so I don't have to no rush.
The little one is in really great shape as she has inherited a ton of great clothing from big sister. That along with the handful of things we bought throughout the summer means she has been ready to go in the clothing department for quite awhile. We bought her new shoes at the beginning of summer, on sale and a little larger than needed at the time, so she is all set there too.
I have to admit, this is the cheapest back-to-school preparation I have managed so far. Thankfully!
How is it going for you? How are some ways you are saving money this year getting your children ready?