Kids Jacket SwapKids grow out of their jackets really quickly but the jackets don't seem to wear out quickly. Get together some of your friends and host a jacket or coat swap. You can also do this with adult clothes too. Everyone needs to bring a jacket that is in good shape. And now you can swap for a good jacket that will fit your ever growing kids.
Buy Dark Clothing - Know When to SkimpIf you're on a budget, spend less by buying dark-colored clothes. Workmanship is much less noticeable in dark-colored fabrics, so most inexpensive darks can pass for pricier.
Marking Jackets for SchoolUnless you want to replace jackets and the like that are lost at school, be sure to label everything-on the inside. White-out can be used on dark clothes and will not wash out. One year I had 6 students with identical navy blue sweatshirts in my class!
Plan Outfits With Fashion Show PhotosPlan Outfits With Fashion Show Photos. This is a tip if you have a 6 year Diva who, at the last minutes before you walk out the door, decides she hates all her clothes and has nothing to wear. . .
The Benefits of Wearing Uniforms to SchoolWearing Uniforms to School. Here 'down under' we are in the middle of the school year so the tips will have to be kept for January. LOL. . .
Praise for MarshallsMy daughter is a senior in high school, a tech H.S. She has a co-op program this year. She'll be working every other week in an office. She's not one for frilly girl clothes. . .
Ask For School Uniforms On FreecycleOne thing you could do to get uniforms, jackets and such is to put a post up on Freecycle or a Yahoo group. We have one here in Jefferson Parish, which is like a county. Maybe you can check to see if you have one in your town or area.
Help Kids Match Clothes with PhotosMy 4 and 5 year olds pick out their own school clothes after I used this tip and are always in matching outfits. Before school started this year, we played model and took a photo of them in each outfit.