So we’re mid summer holidays and some of you are probably starting to think about all that back to school stuff you need to buy. I’ve already started buying, so here are a few tips to help you save cash. Dont forget to like my facebook page Mrs Mummypenny
My shopping list
Polo shirts and trousers for DJ.
Plimsols for DJ and JJ
School shoes for DJ
Football boots for DJ
Drinks Bottle DJ
Stick on name lables for DJ & JJ
How I’m doing…..
1) I’ve already purchased polo shirts from Tesco, first day of summer holidays to ensure I get the right size (they often sell out by end of Aug)..bargain £2 for 2 white polo shirts. These tops seem to get covered in dirt/mud/felt tips so easily, but you can wash them on 60 degrees and they come out white again. If a really stubborn stain, nevermind it only cost you £1 per polo shirt. I buy 5 packs (10 shirts) so I never run out. I’ve also purchased trousers from Tescos, lesson learnt do not bother with the more expensive Next ones, as boys will always slide and get holes in knees. I’m not cruel enough or have the sewing inclination to patch them up. Total spend £28 on polo tops and trousers.
2) A friend with an older boy passes down clothes in a good state, so we have been given shorts. In exchange for these clothes he gets a Tottenham gift card for his birthday with a some extra cash loaded on;-)
3) I don’t need new jumpers as last year I bought big age 7-8 jumpers, they will last another year.
4) I bought DJ’s winter coat in the gap sale back in Feb/March time.
5) Shoes, I wont scrimp on shoes, so its off to clarks for school shoes for DJ. They need to be tough though as he plays football every day and they get trashed. I’ve looked at cashback but its not worth the hassle of online ordering of fitted shoes.
6) Plimsols..Im not sure at the moment to be fair..clarks or Tescos. Think I’m leaning towards Clarks as they do PE in them once a week and I think the quality/fitted style at clarks may be better.
7) Football boots, will buy from sports direct, discounted sports store. After clarks have measured and told me size.
8) Drinks bottle will try to blag a freebie from my work;-)
9) Stick on lables from ebay, no ironing/sewing easy
I reckon including the polo shirts and new trousers, back to school will cost me possibly £100. Big expense being the school shoes at circa £32 and football boots probably £25.