Tuesday, October 23, 2012

School Uniforms for Less

This was the first year that I had all three children in school, and we spent over $800 on school uniforms at the start of the school year. Plus the $800 we spent did not include all the uniforms they needed for the entire year. 

To help defer the large expense, I just purchase their warm weather uniforms in September and the cold weather uniforms in December.

I never thought that I would be able to purchase uniforms at stores other than the uniform supplier because of the OPA logo on all the clothes. 

Since we finally got our first burst of cold weather in Southern California, I needed to get some pants for my boys quickly. 

I went with the kids to Walmart to checkout their selection of uniforms. They had a large selection of pants and shirts that were almost exactly like the clothes from the uniform supplier - only for 70% less money.  The boys looked at all the different styles of pants including the twill and pleated pants. They both decided that they liked the flat-front pants the best. You can see our entire shopping trip to Walmart in my Google Plus photo album.

After purchasing the pants at Walmart, I needed to figure out a quick way to get the OPA school logo on the pants. 

I was able to re-create the logo on my computer, and print it onto an iron-on transfer sheet. With just a little heat from our iron, I was able to duplicate the same uniform pants that I had purchased in the past.

While I was at Walmart shopping for uniforms I was also able to get nice storage containers to organize the kids uniforms. Now they are all nicely organized in our laundry room to help get the kids dressed and out the door quickly in the morning.

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  1. I love how you have baskets for them to pick out their clothes in the morning! Saves alot of scrambling around in the morning.

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