Monday, July 15, 2013

Back to School Blast (Giveaway)

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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.

1. 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 pick up. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.

2. Look for the sales. The prices on back to school items are notoriously low this time of year, and even more so as school edges closer. Pay attention to the circulars and sales and you're bound to come out ahead in savings.

3. Clip coupons for the products you need. Coupling coupon savings with sale prices can really have you cutting costs this year, and is worth the little bit of effort. You can look for coupons in many places, including online or in the Sunday newspaper.

4. Check with the schools to know what exactly it is your child needs. Getting a huge set of markers for more than half off of the original price might seem great at the time, but if your child won't be aloud to bring them to class, it's not really a deal at all.

5. Purchase a little extra to store away while the prices are so good. Last year we found brand name glue sticks for a quarter and we stocked up. All throughout the school year my son was set, and what we had left I donated to his class half way through the school year.

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27 comments:

sweepmom said...

I like to take my kids to school a week or two before it starts so they can meet their teacher and get to know the layout of the classroom. I find this eases any first day anxiety.

Pat Hatt said...

Best back to school tip hmmm fake sick and stay home more lol

mail4rosey said...

My mom wouldn't let me out of bed (and no TV) if I tried to be sick and wasn't. Took the fun right out of trying to miss school. ;)

peg42 said...

We like to prepare the kids with getting use to the earlier hours of waking up about a week or two before school starts. We go to bed earlier and we wake the kids up a little earlier each day, so the adjustment is not too much for them.
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clc408 said...

Start preparing a few weeks before so all the shopping is done to avoid last minute errands.

Tarah said...

Let the kids pick out their supplies so they're excited about using them when school starts back up.

sksweeps said...

Don't wait to shop, stock up on sales year round, then you only have to fill in a bit

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cowboyswife said...

Lay out clothes the night before, get school supplies while on sale.

My Journey With Candida said...

Thank Goodness I don't have kids in school any longer. I get to sleep in if I want.

Theresa said...

I can't believe we are already thinking of back to school shopping! Feels like they just got out for the summer!

mickeyfan said...

Start prepping the kids for back to school by gradually moving the "summer" bedtime back to "school" bedtime starting a couple weeks beforehand.

~ Noelle said...

i try and watch the "school clothes" sales during the summer and stock up for the school year

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Watch for Sales on clothes and supplies!

Brian Miller said...

we grabbed the back packs already cause toys r us does the backpack and lunch box combo deal...waiting for tax free weekend aug 2nd to load up....$1000 wow...i am in...

Rusty said...

Get back into a bedtime, wake up time a week or two before school starts. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Courtney G said...

Back to school is just around the corner, huh. Those days are over for me, which is good and sad at the same time:)

Stephanie Larison said...

Watch for back to school sales and coupons coming out, you can get many things for free!

Millie McClave said...

Consistent schedule! Plenty of sleep and the right diet with vitamins and mineral supplements to help them to keep from getting sick. Keep things fun and interesting!

crankyyanky1 said...

My best back to school tip is to try to start buying early so you are not trying to buy everything at the last minute and you can spread out the cost over a longer time

Christy Maurer said...

Well, my kids were always homeschooled til last year when my son took 2 classes at public school to play ball. This year he's gonna go full time so my best tip is for me. Don't panic, lol!

Lizzy said...

Sleep schedules can be really messed up over summer vacation, so try to get your kids acclimated to their new sleep schedules a week or two before school starts.

smdrm said...

Get as much ready as possible the night before.

Ashley said...

My best back to school tip is to relax! Your child's teacher may not smile until Christmas but that has nothing to do with her not liking her job. Trust me I'm a teacher!

clynsg said...

If you have a little one just starting school, make it a glad experience for him/her. You may be sad about loosing your 'baby' but it is a big step in growing for them!

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Ravzie said...

Love the tax free shopping days!

Heather said...

I pick up school supplies throughout the summer when I find them cheaply. That way I don't have to rush at the end of August.

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Dawn Cook said...

i shop the end of summer the year before or as soon as stuff is reduced, i keep it in a tote marked "school supplies" the kiddos know where to go when they need something