Here are some ways to save on Back To School items as we come to the last days of school.
Get Next Year’s School Supply List
In most schools, the items needed for the next grade have already been established. Get the list from the school secretary so that you can prepare over the summer.
Go Through Any Supplies Sent Home
Before the kids claim all of the “past year’s school supplies” as “new art supplies”, pull out any items you can use for the following year. This includes (but is not limited to) erasers, pencils, pencil boxes, binders, rulers, back packs, or lunchboxes. Don’t be too stingy, though. No one likes going back to school with a used box of crayons.
Make a List of Items Needed For Next Year
Now compare the school supply list to the items you have on hand and make a list of items still needed. Start shopping the sales and clearance aisles from now till the start of school. There is no reason to buy antibacterial wipes in August at full price, if you can buy them in June at 50% off.
Place School Supplies in a Special Place
It isn’t enough to make a mental note or a list. Create a special place (even just a brown paper bag in your stockpile area) and place each school supply in the bag after it is bought or found. Nothing is worse than KNOWING you have a ruler around the house somewhere and not being able to find it when you need it.
Enjoy The Savings
I know the last thing most of us want to do is think about “Back to School” when we just got out of school. But using just a few simple steps, you can save 75% on your school supplies for the upcoming year. Plus, having it organized ahead of time saves time and stress around the dreaded “Back To School” time.
What about you? Do you have any End Of The Year savings tips? Share them in the comments.