The start of the school year always seems to sneak up on us and before you know, its time to hit the stores and make sure your kiddos have everything they need to prepare and. feel good about a fresh start to the new school year. After last years crazy school year, I am ready to prepare for a more normal one! Here is a list of great resources to put your mind at ease.
Make Sure You Start With a List
These days just about every school has a supply list on their school website making it easy to be organized. These lists are separated by grade and will give you very specific items to buy and even the amount to purchase. Start with the schools list and then talk to your child about the extras they might want to add. Keep in mind, many of the items on your school’s list are to contribute to the classroom, such as tissues and dry board markers. Do your best to follow the list because if a classroom doesn’t get enough contributions, the teachers end up purchasing these items out of their own pocket.
Find Where the Deals Are
If you have the time, there are plenty of stores that run back to school sales throughout the summer. You can save yourself some money by keeping an eye on the various sales each store is having each week. Below is a list of stores that always run specials.
Walmart 6 local locations
Target 10 local locations
Staples 8 local locations
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Kids sure do grow like weeds. You’ll want to go through their essential clothing items and make sure they have enough of these items that fit. Here is a list of items and the stores that I like to shop at for them. all of these links are to stores that you can access locally or online.
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The Right Gear
You’ll want to make sure your child has a backpack that is age appropriate and in good condition. I have always found if I get a well made Backpack, I can get a few years out of it and even pass it off to a younger child as a hand me down when it is no longer appropriate for my kid. Same goes for a lunch box. Here are a few of my favorite places to get the best backpacks and lunch boxes. Click Here
Make memories with your children. They grow up fast, and each school year is a new milestone in their life. Go out shopping together in person and maybe grab lunch while you’re out. Make a day of it and bond with them. Tell them you are proud of them and that you can’t wait to see the exciting new things they get to do this year. Remember your attitude effects them. If you are excited and open to the new school year, they will be too. Last school year may have been very funky, but the best is yet to come!