Back to school shopping can be comparable to Christmas shopping. Messy aisles, long lines, bare shelves and hordes of parents.
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With 3 Children in school I have done it all.
What I have found works the best is to do the big items online ahead of time like backpacks at either amazon or at eBay. This will not only give you a chance to avoid the lines but also to give your child the variety so they don’t end up with the same backpack as 5 other kids in their class.
All the small stuff like pencils and paper can be bought for pennies on the dollar at one of your local office supply stores. I always check the ads online because they don’t always make it to my home. Don’t forget to change to your location once you click on the ad links I have provided for you.
Most items that these stores don’t have for under 1$ can be found at either Dollar Tree or 99cent Store
I am motivated to save enough money shopping in order to be sure that all 3 of kids get everything they need. Please share your secrets in the comments below.