Learn My Secret Tip To Save Your Family Money On School Supplies

Learn How to Save Money on School Supplies Year RoundI can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month.  It seems like this summer has flown by.  I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with school supplies.  It seems like yesterday that the kids just got out of school for summer but in reality the summer is half over.  My son saw the school supplies when we were at the store on Saturday and was excited already.  As a mom, I am not quite ready to buy my kids supplies I am not quite ready for summer to be over with. Once, your child reaches middle school you are lucky if your school as a required school list of supplies for your child.  In fact, most of the time each teacher sends home their own list of supplies on the first day of school.  So I usually stock up on the basic items and catch the few items that I missed when I am at the store again.

Disclosure:  The opinions reflected in this post are my own and based upon my  own experiences.  

I came home from the store and told my husband that my son was already ready to buy his school supplies.  He thought about it for a minute and couldn’t figure out why my son was so excited to buy school supplies.  As we were talking, it brought back our own memories of back to school shopping.  My husband said that he enjoyed back to school shopping and couldn’t wait to go to the store to get his new supplies, clothes, and shoes.  I told him that the beginning of the school year meant new things and as a child, I was always excited for a new beginning and a new school year.  Going back to school means a new teacher, new material to learn, time with my friends, and a new opportunity.

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10 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    I would like to say, that we go shopping for supplies really early, and shop for enough to last throughout the school year, but no — we don’t. There’s still hope, lol. Maybe this will be our year to get ahead of the game!

    Gosh. So true about this summer going — no, flying — by. Can’t believe a lot of schools are already back in session.

    • Christy says:

      Don’t feel bad Rhonda, I haven’t even started yet. I plan on waiting until tax free weekend. I need to stock up on basic essentials for the kids and to get their school supplies.

  2. I haven’t had to get school supplies in awhile, but I remember they always got more expensive and more complicated every year. And that was times 4. Glad those days are behind me actually:)

    • Christy says:

      Yes, my oldest is in high school and will probably need to invest in a graphing calculator. However, I am cheap and buy the Casio brand that does the same thing as the expensive TI brand.

  3. Pamela R says:

    I just got back from the start of our back to school shopping—you have shared many great points. One thing I’d add some teachers ask for specific colors so always keep the basic colors on hand-also I noticed they suggest having printed or patterned for extra like Tech, Music,& Art-I find letting my kids decorate a plain folder (¢20) compared to spending $1 plus for a print my kids LOVE adding their own personality to it.

  4. Dee says:

    Stencil letters? I totally need some of those! I too stock up ahead of time so this year, the only thing I didn’t get that my son needed was another pair of scissors. (I missed highlighters somehow, too, but at least those I had a few extras laying around so no need to run to the store until I’m already there.) When I go back, I’m looking for those stencils. That would have helped me with his lunchbox; I brought him a brand new one and already, he left it there! I didn’t put his name on it, I really hope he can find it tomorrow. Live & learn!

    • Christy says:

      I bought the bigger cardboard letters that work great on poster board. The kids have used them several times since I bought them. I always made my kids keep their scissors from the year before and use them again. Scissors don’t have to be replaced each year as long as your child doesn’t lose them over the summer time.

  5. Hi Christy,

    I love the tips that you provided in this post and throughout your site. I am now a loyal reader:) I look forward to your future posts.

    Many Blessings,

    Stacie Walker
    Woman in Leadership

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