Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Get Ready for back To School
Its coming and whether you may be starting next week, in 2 weeks (THATS US) or next month sometime or another it will be back to school time are you ready?
Here are a few tips to help simplify back to school shopping
Make a note of what you all ready have. There is no reason that your child can not use the same ruler each year and pencils are pencils if you have some then use them. Sometimes though whether for social standing or simply because it is better new supplies do need to be bought
Just like shopping on a diet make a list and stick to it. Only bought what is on the list and when the list is done the shopping is done. No fair adding items to list as you go along. This will help your budget out greatly.
Watch ads for the best sales. This will help you save cash but shorten your shopping trip as well.
While there is still a bit of time start checking sales online. Free or reduced shopping will be great as well when shopping online.
It may be a great idea to stock up on little items that get used quite often. It is a great time to go ahead and purchase these ideas while on sale to be used later.
Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. While is tempting to go cheap you have to consider quality as well. Will the item you are purchasing last?
Take your child shopping with you and keep them on a budget. Good lesson in home economics and to allow them to purchase a few items that they like as well.
If your child will be taking their lunch or a water bottle consider using reusable items. Lunch bags and refillable water bottles can be used again and again.
Make it their own allow them to decorate plain notebooks with stickers.
Keep it simple. Make back to school time exciting and fun. Following a few of these tips will help you stay on budget and get your creative juices flowing as well. Have fun