Thursday, September 8, 2011
School Time Savings Part 1
Do you go broke every year buying school supplies? From new clothes to shared supplies your money wont go very far. Over the years I have learned how to save money in just about every possible way. I know its a little late getting this to you but better late than never.I will be writing a few post in the next few days covering everything from supplies to clothes. First post will be about supplies so enjoy and add a comment if you feel I have left anything out.
4. Family help-Each year my mother goes on a craze to find school supplies at the lowest possible prices. She has been doing this since I was little, after I left the house and even before I had kids. Its her calling I guess. If I ever need something but cannot seem to find it I simply send her a email with the list and she almost always comes through for me. She enjoys it and I get what I need. So let those family members or family friends help out if they want. Even if we don't need things its okay. You can never have too many glue sticks! Just remember to recycle them!
5. Don't always stick to the list! My oldest daughter brings home a generic school list that honestly the teachers never need any of the items. Almost always the teachers send home their own list and I have to go spend more money which drives me nuts. Instead I don't buy a thing and when she comes home with her list I then will buy the items. Its usually only a few items that are pretty cheap. Remember this when your kids get into middle school or high school.
Hopefully this helps out some of you. Did I miss anything when it comes to supplies?
How do you save money?