Goodfind Tips

By This Mommy Saves Money

Do you dread shopping for your child’s back-to-school clothes each year? Are you looking for ways to save money, while still buying everything they need? Goodwill is an option you should consider!

A name which should pop up somewhere on the top of your back to school shopping stops is Goodwill.  This non-profit organization not only provides employment opportunities and training session people overcoming barriers to employment,  but also provides a great selection to buy school clothes at an economical price.

Some parents might not know how to go about the process of buying clothes from Goodwill and what they need to do before heading to Goodwill.

Make A Plan to Manage Your Child’s Back-to-School Wardrobe

Do Your Laundry

A full laundry of all the school clothing of your children can give you a clear cut view of what is needed, what needs to be replaced and what you have. This way, you can note down everything and keep a track for future reference.

Begin With Folded Clothing

Begin organizing the folded clothing in the drawers, for example, socks and underwear. This will provide you with a rough sketch of what the sizes are, which clothes suffered wear and tear and what exactly do you need.

Separate Outgrown Clothing

If you have outgrown clothing, make sure to separate them from the rest of the clothing. This will make sure to provide ample space for new things to come in and will make managing your child’s back to school clothing easier. Remember, outgrown clothing, toys and some other items can be donated to Goodwill as well. Just mark a box with ‘donate’ or ‘Goodwill’ and take it to your nearest Coastal Empire Goodwill location.

Hold a Fashion Show

Call your kids, and have a try-on session. It is better to tell them about this session beforehand. This way, the kids will be more cooperative and you can get a good idea of what you need.

Write down the Required Clothing

Finally, make a list of all the back-to-school clothes you need. That’s it, you’re all set to go shopping at Goodwill!

Back to School Clothing Tips at Goodwill

Be Patient

At Goodwill, you certainly cannot be in a rush to shop for your kid’s back to school clothing. Make sure to give yourself time, and go through each rack and shelf carefully. You never know what treasure you may find.

Be Precise

Make sure not to get distracted with the variety of things you see at Goodwill. If you have come to get your kid’s back to school clothing, stick to it. This will provide you enough time to choose and decide and also to buy the right things in the store.

Organize Things

Having a basket or a cart may be one of the smartest things you can do at Goodwill. This will help you in being more organized and managing your items inside the store will become a lot easier than before.

Try Them On

Goodwill has fitting rooms, to make sure the clothes you buy perfectly fit your child. Make sure to take your kid with you and try everything on. This will help you in avoiding purchasing clothing that does not fit your child.

Benefits of Shopping at Goodwill

Versatility and Selection

One of the biggest advantages of Goodwill is that they have a lot of inventor that is constantly changing. Moreover, each item is also available in different materials and quality, to help you decide which items would suit you best.

Exceptional Pricing

One of the biggest benefits of shopping at Goodwill is that they have excellent prices. You are certain to save money when shopping for most items at Goodwill.

The Bottom Line

Goodwill is an excellent option for people who are wanting to save money on their child’s back to school clothing. The store not only provides a variety of but also has great prices.   And the proceeds from your shopping trip will fund Goodwill’s employment training programs that prepare people for success.

If you are looking to save some real money on your kid’s back to school clothing this season while doing good for our community, you should swing by a Goodwill store in the Coastal Empire.

This Mommy Saves Money
This Mommy Saves Money
Melissa King, a Savannah resident and professional savings blogger, joins our Goodwill community with savvy shopping Goodwill deals and tips for shopping at Goodwill. Melissa is the wife of an emergency room travel nurse and the mother of a school-age son who faced tight times several years ago and learned couponing and savvy shopping to make ends meet. Now, saving money and sharing that knowledge is her passion. Melissa teaches regular couponing classes and has been featured in All You, Consumer Digest. and Parents magazines. She is also a Deal Pro, Mom Ambassador and a She Heard Blogger. Follow her blog at for daily updates, deals, and tips.