If you’re reading this in late August (in the UK) and you’ve not already been out and bought this year’s school uniform then you might want to keep reading. It’s no secret that school uniforms can cost an absolute fortune and I for one, spent way too much when my son first started school. It was only later in the year (when he’d ruined 3 £15 jumpers and a £45 pair of shoes) that I discovered that you could gain the same quality for a fraction of the price at the local supermarket.
Where to Shop
For me George at Asda wins for the school uniform essentials for it’s balance of price, range and quality. If you don’t have an Asda near to you, they do deliver but if you’d rather go in person, I’ve popped a few cost saving alternatives below:
For me, having a list is essential. I found that I was re-writing the same list every year so instead, I created one that I can print and use each year. I’ve popped the link to this below so that you can download and print too.
Whatever you do, don’t forget to pop the child’s name in every item of clothing (including the shoes!). I’ve recently discovered some fabulous sticky labels that are totally wash friendly. Have a look at the review here.