School uniform: 8 ways to save income and make garments final longer

August 30, 2015 - School Uniform

The finish of a Summer holidays are appearing for many, and a start of a new educational year can be an costly time, with new boots and uniforms to source.

It’s not always required to rush out and buy new uniform though-here are some accessible tips to save some income kitting a kids out for school.

1. Pick pre-loved

Many schools have a pre-loved uniform use where outgrown equipment are donated, and afterwards sole on cheaply, to lift supports for a propagandize PTA.
This can be a good approach to source good-quality items, generally propagandize branded things like jumpers, or PE shirts.

Your propagandize competence also be open to organising a ‘uniform swish’ (swap) during a start of term.

2. Just ask

If your propagandize has a Facebook page, it’s value posting to ask if anyone has any outgrown uniform they are looking to pass on.
 Failing that, don’t be fearful to ask relatives with comparison kids if they have any pieces that are now too small.

Don’t be bashful – there is zero wrong with good aged fashioned hand-me-downs.

3. Let out a hems

Lengthening and cutting hems is a useful ability to have, and can meant that we can buy get some-more wear out of one item. This essay from Love Your Clothes shows we how.

4. Check Freecycle

If we are a member of your internal Freecycle or Freegle group, afterwards we can mostly collect adult general equipment like trousers and skirts for free.

5. Take a brief cut

Chop your approach to shorts

If trousers still fit around a waist, though are too brief in a leg, or have holes in a knees, then spin them into shorts with a discerning bit of chopping and hemming.

6. Mix and match

If your kids are like mine, and seem to find nipping a cuffs of their jumpers irresistible, afterwards it is probable to barter a cuffs from one an outgrown jumper onto one that still fits, to make one good jumper. This post here shows we how.


Or we can trim off a chewed pieces and re-hem them. You only finish adult with somewhat shorter cuffs, though it won’t be that noticeable.

7. Attack a stains

Try rubbing shirts in lemon juice

White shirts don’t stay white in a residence for really long. 
If they are stained, or looking a small on a grey side, try a soak in soaking bleach, or intermix sterilising liquid and afterwards hang them out to dry in a sunshine.

For realistic stains, massage in neat lemon juice, and afterwards again, hang out in a sunshine, before soaking again.

8. Stick to surnames

If we have some-more than one child, save income on name labels by only grouping your surname.

Jen Gale is a income saving blogger. She wrote about her year of shopping zero new in My Make Do and Mend Year and continues to blog during Make Do and Mend-able.

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