Back to School

Published 12:06 am Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to school on a budget

The excitement of back-to-school preparations can bring back fond memories of youthful school days. Once you have kids of your own, making new memories can be even sweeter by thinking about your child’s new friends and teachers, and what the new year will bring — but they’ll need some cool new school supplies first.

While the start of the academic year may mean lots of new stuff for your kids, don’t let it be a budger breaker. To make the back-to-school season easier and more affordable, do your homework and get your game-plan together.

Shopping experts shared convenient and cost-effective tips to prep the family for a great school year.

Cool Threads

For a new academic year, start with a fresh look. Any parent knows keeping up with fashion isn’t the only consideration for school wear — there’s price to think about as well. Not only do styles change, but children grow and change, too. Be smart and buy the basics like jeans, sweaters and sweatshirts for those upcoming fall and winter days at low cost.

Kids quickly outgrow everything so you have to plan accordingly. For school uniforms, research online for low prices, discounts and free shipping offers.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

For the little ones, you may need to stock up on pencils, markers, crayons and arts-and-crafts essentials. Older children may have more advanced classwork and advanced supplies like calculators, compasses and composition notebooks.

Consider purchasing all of these items during the summer from an everyday low price retailer.  You can get a great deal and spread the cost of back-to-school supplies out over the summer months.