Saving on School Supplies

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by Discount Debbie

My Facebook feed is full of mom’s talking about buying supplies for their children to go to school. It’s that time of year for sure! My children aren’t quite old enough for school supplies, but I know many of you are in the back to school hussle! That’s why I want to give you some tips for saving money on everything from crayons to glue!

1. Procrastinate! Unless your school has very specific requests, you can put off buying supplies. The stores are not going to run out of supplies and the longer you wait, the more prices drop!

2. Buy after school starts for supplies NEXT year. Supplies do change year to year, but for the most part they stay simliar. When school supplies go on clearance, buy buy buy! Then store them away for next year.

3. Check out yard sales. Yep, yard sales! I constantly see new crayons, notebooks and paper at yard sales. If you are out anyway, check for school supplies.

4. Reuse what you can from last year. Unless a teacher specifically asks for new supplies, reuse the glue that your little one didn’t finish last year. Don’t buy new lunch boxes or notebooks. Keep using them for the new school year.

5. Ask for hand me downs. Does your school require uniforms? Ask friends if their children have outgrown them and can pass them onto you. Second hand stores are also awesome for finding school uniforms too!

Do you have any tips for buying school supplies? Share them with us! 

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