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Back to School Shopping Hacks
It is getting close about that time… Okay about a month lefts. The family vacation is over, camps are winding down, and you are starting to hear the kids say, “I am bored, there is nothing to do.” You and the kids are ready for Back to School! The realization just starts to sink in that you made it through summer. Yes! You survived yet another summer break…
It is about that time for back to school shopping, and you are seeing the light and counting down the time to reclaim your school year schedule of crazy, or crazy busy. Either way, you are excited to get back to a “normal crazy schedule” and maybe a shopping trip to the grocery store without the kids. There will also be some time to get started on all those summer memory photo books with all your “free time” now that the kids are back in school!
Ok truth be told… I am excited to have some extra kid-free time while Little Dude is at school. I am sure you’re excited for your children to go back too! But before we all jump for joy because we have some kid-free time we need to hit the stores for some back to school shopping.
Jumpstart Back to School! Get ready now, so you avoid all the last minute scrambles. Not sure about your kids but my son has a supply list that is a mile long. It’s crazy to think that he will go through 12 glue sticks in one school year or 120 pencils. Check out these Back to School Shopping Hack to get you through back to school easily.
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Back to School Shopping Hacks
Schedule doctor, dentist, and eye appointment before school starts. So you aren’t left scrambling getting those back to school physicals.
Start back to school shopping now. Get as much as you can now. Look for sales.
- Order labels
- Shop for textbooks
- Clothes or uniform shop
- Get a Planner/ Calendar
- Shop for school supplies
Enjoy the last days of summer enjoying time at the beach or pool and not worrying about Back to School shopping!
Check Out More of Our Back to School Tips:
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I am yet to experience back-to-school hassles. May be I will have to follow up this post in the next year as my daughter will be stepping into the school in 2019. I am so much excited like you –little bit kid-free time.
John Marc Ramirez says
It is one of those days that you want to go and spend time with your kids by buying the school requirements they need. Thank you for sharing this one. 🙂
Kathleen Calado says
Those are very informative hacks that you shared. Perfect for us who have children. Thanks for sharing this very informative and awesome article. Keep up the great work!
Laura Kelly Walters says
So many great ideas. Thanks for hosting the pin party!
Aprill Coleman says
Thanks for the handy shopping hacks. I’m not completely finished shopping yet, so I’ll keep these in mind!
I love getting planners ready for my next postgrad term and these hacks are awesome. Though us in the UK are just getting into our summer break
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Leigh Anne Borders says
We are starting back to school shopping now, I always try to plan out what I am going to buy and where. Great ideas for making it easier.
Kita Bryant says
I like to sit down and make a list of all the things I need to get done before back to school hits. I just start going down the list and get everything done when I can.
We are switching from a uniform required school to non. Ugh, hitting every sale I can find.
Franc Ramon says
When kids starts going back to school, it changes the calendar to earlier preparations but at the same time leaves you more time without the kids. It would be exciting for kids to have new stuff for the school year as this is one of the things that keep them excited. It’s always good to take advantage of existing promos and discounts.
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Angelic Sinova says
This are great back to school shopping hacks. I graduated college back in 2014 so I’m no longer in school but I love using planners to stay organized! Planners are a MUST for me.
EEEKs school shopping! We haven’t gone on our family vacation yet.
But you’re right, we should start sooner than later.
I love that you put on there doctor’s appointments! That is so important!
I need to start this long process, I have three kids in school and it gets tough to keep everything organized and together. I love the idea of ordering labels, that would save me a ton of time!
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Our Family World says
I did my school supplies shopping early, I don’t do it all at one time. Sometimes I even start school supply shopping even before the school year is over. Oh well, my kids are grown up so shopping for supplies is a closed chapter in my book of raising kids. I will share this post with my sister. She still has school age kids, one in middle school, another in junior high.
Bri Adams says
Hard to believe that summer really is at an end but so grateful at the same time! Planning ahead is a very good idea. Last year my daughter started school without a new backpack because I waited til the last minute to order it. Oops. Won’t be making that same mistake again.
Christy Maurer says
This reminds me….I have to schedule my son’s dentist appointment and ALL our eye appointments. There is so much to do in the next few weeks!
Sarah Bailey says
These are some great ideas to help people get ready for back to school, I’ve never done it as a parent but I remember hating it as a child.
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Ashley @ Perfectly Imperfect Club says
I love the idea of scheduling well appts. in advance! Last year I bought WAY too many spiral notebooks, I still have two boxes full from Wal-mart that are untouched. I wish the same could be said of crayons and pencils!
Summer vacation just started around here at the end of June and the kids don’t go back until after the first week of September, so we still got a little bit of summer left!
School supplies are so expensive! Thankfully this post helps out with lowering costs! LOVE IT!
My kids go to Catholic school and have to wear uniforms which is so nice. We all get roughly the same school supplies which works, but it still costs enough when you have more than one child!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says
It feels like the summer just blew by. It’s crazy that school is starting already. Yikes! We haven’t done our shopping yet so these tips will come in handy. I guess we should probably get to it.
Alli Smith says
Scheduling all medical appointments before school begins is a great idea! My kids always looked forward to back-to-school shopping and it was something we enjoyed doing together.
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valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
We did our well checkup last month. I still have to check my son’s dresser to see what he needs in terms of clothes.
robin rue says
My kids have their dentist appointments in a few weeks, but their well checks that the pediatrician are not until November. That’s ok, though, they will get done 🙂
Chris Carter says
What a great idea for people that need to get their kids health checked before school!! I JUST took my daughter to get her shots- and she got checked earlier this spring. This is SO important!! Thanks for sharing Sarah!
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Thank You Honey Blog says
Yes! So important! Thanks for stopping by Chris! Have a fabulous week!