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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.
- 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 lists and add their name to the top. Check with your child's school to see if the teacher has already prepared a supply list for you.
- Make lunches, don't buy! The cost of school lunches adds up. In my district, an elementary school lunch costs $2.00. Over a 180-day year, that's $360. If you have three kids, that's over $1,000!
- Watch the school supply sales at drug stores and grocery stores. Each week starting around the middle of the summer (that's now!), drug stores will have a few school supply items on sale at bargain-basement prices.
- Need new shoes for the kids? Watch for shoe store coupons here at Frugal Follies. You can often get a great pair of shoes for just a little!
- Buy a couple of fall outfits for the kids in case the weather gets cold early, but otherwise wait to buy new fall clothes for them until after the first day of fall, September 21. Sales on fall clothes will start then as the stores start bringing out winter clothes.
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