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How to save money on school uniforms

by: Daniel Miller, Jesse Grossi Updated:

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BOSTON - Back to school can be a pricey time of year for families.  Parents often find themselves on the hook paying for everything from school supplies to a new fall wardrobe for their kids. While more and more schools across the state and country are switching to school uniform policies, hailing them as a cheap and easy way to enforce a dress code, paying for uniforms can still get expensive.


FOX25 has ways for families to save while shopping for school uniforms:
-        Many major retailers offer deals on bundled uniform appropriate clothing. Buying in bulk can be a great way to save.

-        Discount stores like L and M Bargain (https://www.facebook.com/lm.bargain/) offer the same clothing you'd purchase elsewhere for a reduced price.

-        Some schools and communities offer uniform swap programs, where parents can trade in gently used uniforms for uniforms in new sizes for their growing kids.

One such uniform swap program is being run by The Home for Little Wanderers at the Family Resource Center in Roslindale.

The swap is opened to families of all income brackets and families who donate to the swap will get first priority in receiving the sizes they need for their children.  Anyone interested in donating can find more information here.