It’s officially Back to School season around here.
That means you’ll find lots of great back to school deals in the coming weeks on everything from supplies to clothing, and even housewares for those students that are headed to a dorm this year.
This can be a stressful time for many parents, and the financial part definitely plays into the stress.
But with these Back to School Money Saving Tips and the buying guide at the bottom of this post, it doesn’t have to!
How to Make Back to School Less Stressful
Take an inventory. Look in your children’s closets & dressers and get together a list of what they already have that you can skip buying right now. Then you can see what they still need and go from there.
Set a budget and make a list. Once you have your inventory in hand you can sit down and set a budget with your kids. It really helps to let them know before heading to the stores how much you have to spend on them. This will help avoid any fights while you are in the store over the latest and greatest unnecessary items. Since there are only 5 days in a school week, you really only need to come up with a couple outfits. Try to buy things that can be mix & matched to create even more outfits with just a few simple pieces.
Plan ahead. Take some time to check out all of the sales papers to find out where you can pick up the things on your list for the least amount of money! Also consider picking up a few extra school supplies while they are so inexpensive to have on hang during the year when you child runs out.
If your kids wear uniforms to school, you will find a great deal on them in the Back to School Buying Guide below.
Savings.com has put together this shopping guide to help you find great deals on everything your students need to head back to school.
*This post has been sponsored by Savings.com, however all opinions expressed are solely my own.