Online clothes shopping

Does anyone have a good suggestion for this?  I have a hard time budgeting for clothes. I previously shopped some online, but with covid, I'm shopping 100% online. I often order multiple sizes or styles, because I don't know what will work, and then return the un-needed items. This is hard, because the initial transaction is huge, but then the final total (after returns) is what I budgeted for. I never know what to do with that big, first charge. And then to further complicate things, sometimes the return doesn't happen until the following month. Has anyone else encountered this issue? I really want to stay with me budget, but online shopping has made it very hard to track. Thanks everyone! 

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  • Hi Crystal !

    Take a quick look at our Reimbursements Help Doc. In this case, I'd categorize the large purchase to a 'Clothing' category and do the same with any returns (the inflows will take away from how much was 'spent' in the category). If the month rolls over before you make the return, you can still categorize the return to the 'Clothing' category and then move money to put those funds in other categories.

    Also, I've seen a few companies that offer a service like this. They'll send you multiple items to choose from, you send back what you don't want and they only charge you for the items you keep. That might be a win-win if you find a company you like! :)

  • Amazon has many items that state "Free Returns" next to the price. Even if they don't, though, then you would pay only the return shipping, which is usually very reasonable.

    You may also be able to return online purchases to a local store (e.g., REI, Kohls, etc.).

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