It's that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season is upon us once more. Backpacks, lunchboxes, pencils… Oh my! Just because you and your kiddos might be anxious over the latest supplies list, doesn't mean your wallet has to be.
Here's our 3 best pieces of advice for tackling your back-to-school shopping this year.
1. New Clothes, Who's This?
Whether your little one needs a new winter jacket or a superhero shirt so they can confidently walk the halls of their school, you don't always have to pay a hefty price tag. Consider shopping at resale or consignment stores, where you'll still find high quality, name brand items, but for half the cost. Your kiddo won't know the difference, but your wallet will.
2. Score the Latest Tech
If your student is in need of a tablet, laptop, or other smart device, don't feel like you need to run right out to the store. While planning ahead is always helpful, waiting to buy can really pay off. Retailers tend to roll out the best deals later in the back-to-school season - not right away. This not only allows them to clear inventory for the new tech coming in, but also allows you to score the very best deal.
3. Some Supplies Never Go Out of Style
Binders, folders, and rules seem to truly be standing the test of time. The good thing about this is that you probably have these lying around at home! Start by sweeping your own drawers and closets for reusable goods, such as notebooks, pens, pencils and more. If you do need to go shopping, follow your provided supplies list to ensure you don't overspend. Also, you might consider buying some items in bulk if it's cheaper, you'll probably be needing it next year!
Be strategic about your shopping this school year! Get what you need, at the best price, at the right time. We hope these tips will allow you to do just that.