Parents will spend more than $600 to get one child ready for school this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey
Choose a day before you shop and go through your kid’s clothes to see what you can salvage from last year.
First, prepare an inventory sheet by dividing a sheet of paper into four columns with the child’s name, the article of clothing, the quanity you have and how many you have to buy.
Then remove everything from your childs closet and dresser and see what still fits, if it does it goes on your inventory sheet. If not, donate it, you will clean out your childs closet and have another deduction for next years taxes.
School supplies, lunch boxes and back packs usually need to be changed each year just due to ware. Plus new teachers may require specific items.