While we cannot exactly change the way things are run in this generation. Like for instance, the children having to buy loads of stuff in preparation for a brand new school year, new uniform, new bags, even the prescribed things some school require of their students changing every so often, taking away the possibility of passing on still good conditioned items for another year. We do have two options actually, to ship out of the system or live with it and make do.
But there will always be things that we can save from. Like getting hold of a for rent short prom dresses for your daughter instead of buying a brand new one that will be used only once.