Thursday, July 28, 2005

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING (just the beginning)

We did our first round of back-to-school shopping yesterday.  The thrift store had a 99¢ day for all clothing.  That seemed like the ideal place to start.  It would have been perfect if I had been the only person in town who knew of the promotion, but that was not to be the case and the store was packed with other parents with the same idea... saving a buck on clothes to help finance the outrageous school supply requirements.  The kids actually fared very well and while I walked out of the store $57 lighter, they walked out with last season's fashion trends that are still current enough to count as 'new clothes' but at a mere fraction of what the original owners must have paid 4 months ago.  The kids challenge now is to weed out the same number of clothes from their own wardrobe that can either be donated and recycled at the thrift shop (yes, in the past we have actually seen some of our donations on the racks...) or thrown out.  Goodness knows the last thing we need is more clothes to launder!

20 more days until school starts.  20 more days until my REAL vacation begins!  Woo hoo!

12 comments:

cdittric77 said...

Hang in there! Keep the count-down going!
Peace and love,
Charley
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sdoscher458 said...

I used to do the same thing when my kids were young...the cost of going back to school has grown enormously over the years.  Hold on, not too long now it will be the coffee pot, the computer & you...for hours alone....yea...Sandi

judithheartsong said...

my son says he goes back to school on Monday in Florida........... I well remember back to school shopping and am so glad you found some bargains. judi

swmpgrly said...

I am so glad i dont have to do that anymore.

mumma4evr said...

my kids go back to school after Labor Day.....maybe I will ship them off to you!
Becky

heathyrxmarie said...

Woot! I miss back-to-school- shopping!  Way to go on the thrift store finds!
Hugs,
xoxo
Heather

gdireneoe said...

Dorn, I am SO BAD.  We have an awesome children's thrift store here...I don't talk it up at all.  The buys are so unbelievably awesome!  I would say that probably 30% of their clothing hasn't even been worn!  Bad Celeste...bad bad Celeste.  LOL  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

jackiebenice said...

Ha.. im old enough my mom makes me do my own back to school shopping..but oh well. This year shell prolly make me buy half of it too lol.. take care!!

~jackie~
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purplectigger said...

You are such a good shopper. I'm just glad I don't have to do that anymore. I hated it.
Hugs, R.c.

jrmkiss said...

I am not at all ahppy about the upcoming school year. I am sending my baby off..sniffle. Ok, sadness gone..here comes the empty, quiet dirty hose. Well, 2 outta 3 ain't bad! lol Nichole

robinngabster said...

I love me a good thrift shop!!!!  Best one I ever had was when we lived in Spokane Washington. It was a Goodwill and they constantly had brand new items from Target in there! I was a real regular!!! Sigh...I miss that place...they aren't as good here in San Antonio but it doesn't stop me from looking!!!

brandyp0509 said...

I'm counting down the days until August 15, lmao.  I know what you mean about school supplies though, it is outrageous now days.  I have to send DIAPER WIPES with my 2nd and 4th grade children and last I checked, I still had two at home that do REQUIRE wipes, lmao. I hate back to school shopping though I adore back to school..... Yeah August 15th!!!! *almost doin' the happy dance*  Brandy