Back to school is upon us, which often means frantic trips to the store to get new clothes, uniforms, school supplies and more.
Before you go shopping, take some time to inventory what you already have at home. Chances are you’ve got pens, notebooks, and plenty of other school supplies in stock. It also pays to consider contacting friends and family to see if they own gently-used school uniforms you can pick up at a discounted rate.
If you have extra school supplies or unused clothes in your home, and no kids in school, consider donating them or organizing a neighborhood swap – you could clear out your house and maybe pick up a much-needed item for free!