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Andrea Voroch, a money-saving expert from California, appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend Sunday morning to share tips on cutting costs when shopping from school to school.
“It’s the most expensive back-to-school season ever,” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy said Sunday morning.
The program says parents in America will spend more than $34 billion on their students from kindergarten through high school.
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One of the top tips Voroch shared: Skip the name brands.
Staples, for example, has curated a number of items in a family bundle.
A girl and her older sister are shown in a shop choosing school supplies. There are many ways for families to save money on school supplies this year. Among the suggestions: Skip the name marks. (iStock)
According to Voroch, the notebooks they offer cost 35 cents each – compared to more than $3 per notebook for branded items.
For families looking to buy name brands, coupon sites are a smart idea, she said.
When it comes to clothing, parents first have to go through their children’s wardrobes “and find out what fits and what doesn’t.”
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At that point, she suggested, people should “then make your list.”
This year, countless families are preparing to bring their children back to school. An expert shares money-saving tips like they’re doing amid record-high inflation. (iStock)
But when it comes to “your basics,” she recommends going private label to save money.
For example, some Walmart-branded items cost much less than items from brands like Lands End, he pointed out.
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She also spoke to other parents about the clothing swap.
A website called The Soodle Society allows parents to “trade” their children’s clothes.
Many schools are already back to school – while millions of other children across the country prepare to return to their classes. (iStock)
They pack a bag with personal items from their family’s closet that they no longer need or need, send the bag over – and get a credit for it.
They can then use this credit to buy other clothes for their children that fit better and are more appropriate.
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Maureen McKay is the Lifestyle Managing Editor at Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to @maurmack on Twitter.