Back to school is always a costly season for parents, kids haven’t been in school uniforms for months and many will experience growth spurts, not to mention who knows where all the stationery has ended up.
If you’re trying to save some money before you start studying, you’re not alone, and with that in mind,hello magazineHere’s a compilation of our best money-saving tips for school supplies:
1. Prepare your lists in advance
Being organized will help you avoid last-minute scramble for school supply storefronts, and can help you avoid overpaying for the things you need.
Take a tour of your children’s room now and see what things need replacing, then check if there is a list of school supplies on your school’s website so you can get started.
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2. Review your children’s wardrobes
Our basic tip is to first check what you have at home, before you hit the stores, take a good look in your wardrobe and see what you already have, many school uniform essentials can be re-worn and you may find some small items still in good shape, and start writing a list what you really need.
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3. Consider buying in bulk
If attending school, some teachers may require parents to purchase loose items (paper towels, wipes, hand sanitizer) for the entire classroom to use throughout the year. Compare listings with other parents and see if costs can be shared.
4. You can buy school supplies at intervals
You can not buy all the school supplies or clothes for your child at once, it is also suggested that you ask the teachers about the required items immediately, and then buy the rest at another time when you find better offers.