The expenses of back to school can really add up. USA Today estimated that the average family would spend over $600 per child on back to school shopping. This doesn't include all the other expenses like hair cuts, doctors and dentist appointment. Recently the Houston Family Examiner was interviewed by Houston's Fox26 for tips on back to school shopping and tax free weekend. During that interview we discussed how to save including consignment and thrift store shopping.
No matter what your budget, consignment and thrift store shopping has many advantages. Not only does it save money, often finding name brand clothing in like new condition or some even with tags but it also reduces, reuses and recycles gently used clothing as you use it for it's original intentions like clothing or to create an amazing purse or backpack.
This weekend at From Our Home to Yours, a Houston area consignment shop which is over 10,000 square feet is offering up an amazing sale to help families with their back to school shopping budget. Walk in the store, get your bag and fill it with clothing and accessories. Whatever fits in the bag is all yours for just $5.00! There is a wide selection of clothing sizes and accessories including new items, not everything is gently used. Be sure to visit the racks for men, boys, women and girls, even Juniors and larger sizes, are available.
As you do your consignment store shopping remember:
- Check the sizes - the good news is in most cases these have already been washed so there is no worry about shrinkage.
- Check the seams.
- Remember, once you bought it is yours, most consignment stores don't accept returns. Be sure to know the return policy at the store you are frequenting.
From Our Home to Yours is located at 11380 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77077, Phone (281) 496-0662.