5 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

5 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. If you’re overwhelmed by all you need to buy and organize, don’t hit the panic button just yet. These tips will help you savemoney and reduce stress, too.

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1. Take an inventory of the supplies your child already has. You’ll be amazed at the forgotten notebooks, pens, markers and rulers you can find in a drawer or last year’s backpack.

2. Have your child try on last year’s clothing. Make a list of what needs to be replaced. Ask other parents if they’d consider participating in a clothes swap. And look through your child’s unwanted sports equipment to see if you can resell anything.

3. Compare prices online and in flyers before heading out to shop. See which stores have a price match policy and which are running the best sales. In some areas, local health departments offer free basic school supplies to parents who bring their child in for immunizations

4. Use your smartphone apps to scan bar codes to see if you’re getting the best deal.

5. Buy for durability. Allyou.com suggests buying sturdier plastic folders and binders instead of thinner ones so you can reuse the next year.

5 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

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