Jul 15, 2013

Back to School Blast $1000 Visa GC ~ Have all the school supplies paid for this year!

Welcome to the Back to School Blast!

Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.

1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.

2.  Keep everything organized by putting it inside the child's backpack as you purchase it.  Why wait til the last minute to separate each child's items when you can do it as you go!  It also makes it easier to double check to make sure each child has everything he or she needs and isn't missing anything.

3. Easy labeling!  Try peel and stick labels rather than using 'permanent' markers (which aren't always so permanent).  Try Mabel's Labels or something similar for fun personalized name stickers for each child's school supplies!

4. Try shopping without the kids!  Sometimes taking them along makes it more difficult to buy what is needed instead of what they want - those funky colored pencils, pens, notebooks and such are more expensive and sometimes are not necessary.  You could let them choose their favorite color(s) or one or two more personlized items, but having them choose every item on the list can be stressful.

5. Shop early!  Don't wait until the last minute to get those supplies.  I know many stores have last minute sales, but you take the risk of not finding all the items on your list!

6. Keep a "back to school" supplies container from year to year.  I have a small container that I purchase extra supplies each year when they are on super cheap specials!  Then I use it before shopping to fill my list and only have to buy a few items for each child before school starts.  It is less pressure and lets me get good deals as well.  Plus there are many times when items get lost or broken, and we go to the extra container to replace them!

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1 comment:

  1. Shop early during back to school sales and also look at online websites! You might be able to get the same back to school deals without having to get in line


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