• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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Many parents have a tendency to splurge on their children’s school supplies. With commercials advertising the latest and greatest school gadgets, sometimes it’s hard to look the other way. It is important to make sure your child has everything that he or she needs,  it is also important to watch your spending in the process. That’s why we have put together a list of tips that will help you shop on a budget:

Start At Home

Before you go out and purchase any supplies, you want to make sure that you do not already have them at home. You can save money by allowing your child to use what he or she already has at home.

Reuse Supplies

If your child’s supplies from last year are still in good shape, then you may want to consider reusing them. For example, if your child’s spiral notebooks are still in good shape from last year, then you may want to consider tearing out the used pages and re-using it. So take some time to search around the house for what’s left from last year, you may be surprised at how much you find!Education, Back to School, Shopping

Make A List And Stick To It

It may be tempting to buy every new and exciting supply that you see in the store. However, you should make a list of all of the supplies that your child needs. You will need to make sure that you stick to this list. Sticking to the list will also teach your children how they can prioritize their wants over the needs.

Check Out Sales

Many stores have back to school sales. That is why you may want to inquire about the sales in your area before you go shopping. You may also want to consider choosing less expensive brands when you are shopping for school clothes.

Take Advantage Of Free Supplies

Many community agencies offer free school supplies to children. You should try to find out if there are any agencies in your area offering free supplies. You can also find supplies for a discounted price at a consignment store.

Back to school doesn’t need to mean breaking the bank! Use these tips to get all of the necessities while staying within your budget!