Keep Kids Clothed (For Less)
If you really want to feel like your kids' expenses are blowing money out of your wallet, take them clothes shopping. From socks that wear out every two weeks during the soccer season to jeans that seemingly shrink within days, super saver moms could use some help shopping without excessive spending.
Although secondhand stores are extremely popular for families who are looking to save, keep in mind that you can also shop for new clothes at steep discounts. Stores like TJ Maxx and Ross offer designer and brand name fashions at much cheaper prices by buying overstock merchandise. The savings aren't paltry; you can expect up to 70 percent savings on items.
While five states in the U.S. don't have sales tax, eighteen offer sales tax holidays. Ranging from a couple days to a week, these breaks offer no tax on items ranging from clothing, school supplies, certain technologies and even ENERGY STAR appliances. By planning ahead a bit, you can enjoy a tax-free shopping spree on some much needed buys for home and kids.
One of the best ways to save money as a mom is to be an organized and careful budgeter. Read ahead for more tips on how to save money by being your own financial advisor.