Queen of free: Stretch your dollar, not your clothes




There’s one thing I can count on every single year before my kids head back to school. Somehow, every pair of pants and shorts they own magically loses 2 inches during the months of June and July. Strangely enough, their shoes reduce a size, too.

At first, I contemplate hiring a repairman to check out my dryer because, surely, I have a mechanical issue causing all of this mysterious shrinking.

Then miraculously, I realize that maybe, just maybe, my girls have grown again and this means we’ll have to hit the aisles to purchase some appropriately fitting apparel to begin the new academic year.

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