With fall and the new school year just around the corner, chances are pretty good your upcoming plans include a shopping trip or two for new clothes. Before you go shopping, take a few minutes to figure out what and how much you really need. When you do you’ll save time and money. Here’s how to do it.

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  • Step 1. Pull fall and winter clothing out of storage. Then, go through them and weed out anything that no longer fits in terms of size, taste and lifestyle. Try things on and have your kids do the same, so you really know what works and what doesn’t.
  • Step 2. Inventory what remains using this handy wardrobe inventory printable
  • Step 3. Consider how much of each type of clothing you need using the steps outlined in this post
  • Step 4. Create a wardrobe shopping list using this wardrobe shopping list printable

When you follow these simple steps before shopping, you’ll save money because you’ll avoid buying clothing you don’t really need. What’s more, fewer clothes means you’ll spend less time dealing with clothing and it will be easier to keep closets and dressers organized. This all adds up to more money, more time and less stress. That sounds like the perfect way to kick of the school year and fall season, don’t you think?

Do you love back to school clothes shopping or dread it? Do you have any tips to share? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy organizing!


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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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