Before you know it, the new school year will be starting! If you have a child who will be heading back to school, or just starting school for the first time, then there may be a few things on your mind. You could be thinking about their classes, teachers, and how to save money. You still have to get them school supplies yet, but you still want to figure out how to save money. We all need to save money now and days. School supplies can become pricey. But don’t worry, you can still save money and buy school supplies.
You can actually find a few ways to both save your money and buy your school supplies. You can keep maintain your budget and still get your child ready to school. Would you like to know how? Then here are a few tips on how to save money on school.
Organize and Save.
Keep an inventory of your child’s school supplies. In fact, keep your children involved in this inventory as well. This way, they can get a sense of ownership and organization on their school supplies. Keep the supplies organized in pencil boxes or storage containers and keep track of what does and does not need to be refilled. This way, your child will know where everything is and you will not have to buy more before it is necessary.
Several states offer tax holidays during the back-to-school season. Tax holidays are when the tax prices on some items are temporary reduced or eliminated. This can help you to save a little money on various school supplies. Since it could vary per state, you will have to find out about the tax holidays in your area, such as whether or not your state will take part, what stores, and what school supplies.
Buy In Bulk.
Another tip on how to save money on school is to buy in bulk. If you buy in bulk, then you can save in bulk. If you know your child is going to need specific items, such as pens, pencils, and notebook paper, then buy them in bulk. You can buy a few packs or a box of these supplies, and that way you will not have to continuously buy them through-out the school year. You may even find good coupons, discounts, and deals on them (such as buy one, get one free).
Lunches and Snacks.
If you can prepare lunches for your child to take to school, then do it. This way, you can save the money that you would give them for school lunches. In addition, you and your child can control what they eat during the day. Lunches can include sandwiches, celery or carrot sticks, an apple, pudding cups, and juice.
It is important to find a safe way to get your children to and from school. But there are a few affordable and safe ways. If it is possible and close enough, you or a trusted relative can always walk your child to and from school. If your schedule or the schedule of a trusted relative allows it, you can always drive them on your way to and from work. Car pools with pools are another idea, and everyone can rotate and help each other out. If your child takes a school bus, then you can also check with your school, because some of them give out bus tickets for the children to get to and from school.
There you go, a few tips on how to save money on school. It is not impossible to get your child ready for school when you are on a budget, and it can be done by following a few simple tips. You never know, these tips may even help you to come up with your own ideas for saving money on school.
You have now learned how to save money on school supplies, lunches, and transportation! Put these money saving tips into action and save your money! I hope the school year be both affordable and fun!
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