Back-To-School! You’re either super excited to have the kids back in school or wishing summer vacation was much longer. This time of year is also rough on your budget, isn’t it? I’d love to help you save some money and simplify your back to school season with 5 of my best tips.
1. Hold off on buying new clothes. Everyone loves picking out new school clothes but remember the weather will remain hot during the first several weeks of school AND your kids will manage to grow another size or two! Take inventory of their closets. You may find school clothing they are still able to get some wear out of. Do their gym shoes still fit? Will some items be passed down to younger sibs? It will take some time to determine their clothing needs but, time spent = $$$ saved!
2. Does everyone need a new backpack or are their current ones good enough? Waiting will allow you to take advantage of the clearance sales a few weeks after school starts. Consider investing in higher quality backpacks that will last several school years.
4. Shop early this month for needed supplies to avoid chaos, crowds, low inventory and just to torture your children about going back to school ;-0.