Budget Friendly Back to School Shopping Tips

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We’ve never really splurged on back to school shopping. Unless it was for school supplies, but that’s to be expected. Still, I wanted to share some budget friendly back to school shopping tips. And with thanks to Boscov’s for sponsoring this conversation, we are thrilled to show you how we’re making the most of our back to school budget.

So, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of shopping trips. They can be time consuming and sometimes the lines can be really long. I’d much rather shop online, but there are times that I’m willing to venture out.

For example, to one of the local malls when I know that a favorite store has a good sale. Boscov’s is getting ready for the big Back-to-School event on August 26th. And in the meantime, they’re running some really good sales.

We stayed on the first floor of our local Boscov’s for this trip- hitting both the Juniors department and the Children’s department. My first step? Picking up a bag to carry our haul.

And for someone who’s not a fan of shopping? I wanted to make this as efficient as possible. The children’s department is towards the back of the store and the Juniors department is up front. So it made sense to me to start there.

My autistic daughter isn’t really a fashionista but I  do want to make sure that she’s dressed nicely. And it’s always nice to find clothes that will hopefully last for the school year. I went with brands like Poof! and Derek Heart from the Juniors department. I picked out some long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts along with leggings.

We also picked up a few packages of socks, because you can never have enough of those.

And then in the girls department, I stocked up on a some pairs of elastic waist jeans from Squeeze. We also got a few sets of sweatshirt/sweatpants combos so all we have to do is find a t-shirt to go with it.

I had no idea that Boscov’s carried elastic waist jeans for kids but those are going to be great for my autistic daughter. Paired with the leggings and sweatpants, getting dressed in the morning will be so much easier for her. She has morning routine pretty much down already, but it will also help with her increased independence.

Of course Boscov’s also carries clothing for young men and boys, so don’t think that they’re left out! Need shoes or uniforms? Boscov’s has you covered there, too.

Be sure to head on over to Boscov’s – online or in-store. They have some amazing sales going on throughout the month and their big Back-to-School event happens on the 26th.

Make the most of your back to school clothing budget when you shop at Boscov's!

What would you buy at Boscov’s?

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed neurodivergent mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, and coach; Kori shares neurodivergent life in a neurotypical world while helping others to do the same. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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Bri
Bri
5 years ago

I love when I can find clothing that enables my children to dress independently. Those are some great finds at, it sounds like, a great price! Way to go! They don’t have Boscov’s around here in the West but you better believe I’ll be searching for deals around here too!

Herchel A Scruggs
5 years ago

I’m with you when it comes to shopping! Unfortunately, my 8 year old loves shopping. I love the socks!