Gearing up for a new school year? Don't get sticker shock when shopping for school clothes!
The cost of clothing the children for a new school year can be staggering. Even clothing in good repair may no longer fit a growing youngster after the summer holiday. If you've got a budding fashionista on your hands, your child's list of must-have items can swell out of all reality.
How to send them back to school in style ... and on budget? Try these ten ideas for saving money on school clothes.
Getting ready for back-to-school with the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown? It's Day 2 ... and time to hang on to your wallet!
No doubt about it, outfitting the family for a new school year can be a pricey enterprise. Shoes, clothes and school supplies are only the beginning of the financial outlay. Today's parents must add fees imposed by cash-strapped school districts, shared hygiene supplies and deposits for band instruments. Sports and extracurricular activities impose their own drain on family funds ... and behind it all, the children have a long list of must-have items for the first day of school.
How to hold the line on seasonal spending? Build a back-to-school budget to stay on top of school expenses ... and save.
Getting organized! For many, that phrase is synonymous with "Buy Me!"
Savvy retailers know that "Get Organized Fever" breaks out at predictable intervals, and tailor ad campaigns to capitalize on the desire to create an organized home. Too often, professional organizers hear the cry, "But I can't afford to get organized!"
No doubt about it, there are many marvelous products on the market to help achieve better home and personal organization.
The tax man cometh ... and he'll be here soon! Do you know where your tax records are?
Chances are, they're swimming in a stack of paper ... somewhere.
Rafts of paper flood into the average home each day.
The mailbox discharges letters and bills and bank statements. Briefcases explode with professional journals, pay stubs and calendars. School backpacks unload children's artwork, meeting notices and sports schedules.
Imagine a genie, a butler, a secret servant at your fingertips.
Someone who remembers everything: when your kindergartner got his last round of immunizations, the name and number of that other Mom in the soccer carpool, what your second cousin named her latest baby.
Every home manager needs this informational paragon, but no one has to scour deserted beaches for a jeweled bottle.
This secret servant is called a planner--and every home manager worth her gym socks needs to have one.