BLOG: Back-to-school - Taking inventory!

BLOG: Back-to-school - Taking inventory!

Shirts, pants, skirts, socks, shoes, backpacks, pens, pencils, folders, paper. How many things on your back-to-school list have you checked off?? Whether you're one week from the start of school or for some of you two weeks away, reality has set in for so many families.... and I'm one of them.

I actually delighted in going through my daughter's school clothes this year.

While taking inventory to see what she needed for the new school year, I came across several school uniforms that still had the tags on them.

Months ago, when school shopping wasn't even relevant and on the minds of shoppers, Dillards had a rack of discounted school uniforms, tucked away in a corner.

Tags showing a regular price of $19.99, were deeply discounted to $4.98!

We jumped all over it then. Today we're reaping the benefits.

I don't need to purchase nearly as many pieces this year, and I know finding uniforms for that price one or two weeks before the school year starts may be harder to come by.

So remember.... later in the school year when there's talk of Christmas shopping or sprucing up your landscape for on the lookout for those discounted school-related items that don't seem like they're a necessity now. You'll be smiling all the way to the bank!

- Christine Sperow

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