It’s back to school clothes shopping time. And that means most tweens are eager to hit the mall to check out and buy the latest styles. You however have a budget to stick to. So how can you save on clothes shopping this year? Follow these tips for a budget friendly back to school shopping spree.
Go Second Hand – Don’t be afraid to check out thrift shops and consignment stores, especially ones that specialize in children’s clothing. You will be surprised at the quality of clothes and you may even find things with the original price check on it. While this season’s latest styles may not be there, you might find some great deals on classics like jean jackets, coats and sweaters.
Love those Hand Me Downs – Don’t limit yourself to the kids in your family. Create a network of friends with slightly older (or bigger) kids who would be willing to pass along last year’s styles. This way you’ll get gently used clothes that aren’t too out of date.
Go Virtual – Use the internet to bargain shop. If your tween finds a must have item in a magazine or a store, go online and try to locate it on sale or with some other incentives, like BOGO (by one, get one free).
Basics Stock Up – Just like you wouldn’t pass up a great deal at the grocery store, keep an eye out for a chance to stock up on basic wardrobe items like tees, tanks and stocks. You may find these throughout the year, or at end of season sales. This way you will have the simple items covered and you can allocate your clothing budget for more of the items your children really want.
The fall means back to school clothing shopping time. By following these tips above, you can be sure your budget will stretch a lot farther.
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“The road to success is always under construction.”
Hey GirlMoguls, today’s quote comes from Lily Tomin, an American actress, comedian, writer and a producer. She is a well-rounded entertainer and a very successful woman. With the New Year on the horizon, I felt that this is a very inspirational quote from a very inspirational woman that we can use for the New Year ahead. She has won many awards and she is a recognized face in the entertainment industry, but her accomplishments are a direct reflection of years of hard work. Tomlin never took a break from working. She has always tried different things in her career and strived to become better at it each day. Her hard work has complimented her journey to success.
This quote is a great way for us to start the New Year. Success is not easily achieved and you have to work for it. I think she is trying to say that we should not settle for anything and continue to work on our dreams and goals in life. Even when we feel like we have achieved what we wanted, we should continue to try to do better and gain more. Success is never ending. You can always work on your goals in life which is why it’s always under construction. So for this New Year, we should all set goals for the next year, work hard each day, and try and do better than we did the day before.
Hey everyone! I’m super excited about the new year, and I really think 2010 is going to good. On New Year’s Eve, we hear everyone making resolutions. After always making them and never following through, I decided to listen to some friends’ and adults’ resolutions, and see if they ever follow through with them.
I heard a lot of my friends make resolutions like getting a new item (like some kind of electronic) or saving enough to buy something. I heard a lot of adults make resolutions to lose weight, be more active, or change their lives. So far, almost everyone I talked to told me that they never really follow through with their resolutions. After all, it’s really hard to achieve something for an entire year. So, I was wondering: what is the secret to making and completing a New Year’s resolution?
Don’t fear, GirlMoguls, I have found the answer! The key to making a good New Year’s resolution is starting small! I know, it sounds weird right? But, I found out from my mom and her friends that the most successful resolutions were the ones that were easy to do every day, and consistently. For instance, my mom made the resolution to start a savings fund, but did it by putting away one dollar every single day in the morning. And, guess what? She did it! It was a small task that she could incorporate into her every day routine, making it a resolution she could achieve. So, remember GirlMoguls, when you are thinking of that kind of resolution to make this year, try and think of something small that you can incorporate into your everyday life. My resolution is going to be what my mom did, I think it’s a great and easy way to save up for the future. What’s your resolution for 2010?