Back to school shopping is right around the corner. From the latest back to school gear to all the back to school supplies that they need for the new school year, you want to make sure your child is ready. Let’s go over all the details about back to school shopping. From getting the best deals and reworking what you already have, we have got you covered.
Back To School Outfits
It’s a right of passage to send your child back to school with the latest styles and trends. Putting clothing on your back to school shopping can get a little pricey. Especially if you’re shopping with more than one child in mind. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you head out on your back to school shopping trip.
Before you head out on your back to school shopping trip, be sure to sit with your child and do some inventory first. Have your child look through his or her closet with you to see what they already have. That way, when you go back to school shopping, your child isn’t buying things they don’t need.
Have A Yard Sale
A great way to generate some extra cash for back to school shopping is to have your kids sort through their closet and find all the clothes that they don’t want or wear anymore. Once they get together a collection of clothes that they would like to get rid of, have a yard sale with your kids so they can try their hand at business. The money they generate can be money used to buy new clothes on their back to school shopping trip.
Get Some Help From Target
Head over to Target for some of the latest back to school shopping trends. Shop cute girls and boys outfits that will turn heads. While you are there, be sure to grab one of the latest girls and boys backpacks that are lining the racks. With Target online shopping, you don’t even have to leave your couch to get your back to school shopping done.
Timing Is Everything
If you want to snag some of the best deals for back to school shopping, then you will want to plan your shopping trip just right. Contrary to what all the advertisements in the commercials, some of the best bargains happen once school has already started. You can look forward to some super steep deals and discounts once school is back in session. To get some of the best deals, you will want to shop in person as opposed to online.
Discounts in the store tend to be better bargains. This is especially true for clothes and shoes. If you think you can guess your child’s size in the coming year, then stocking up on discounted clothes for the next year is also a great way to save money. While you do your grocery shopping at Target or Walmart, try and stroll through the school supplies to take a mental note of their inventory, keep an eye on prices and as you get closer to school starting, you will soon see the red and yellow clearance tickets go up.
Holding off to do your back to school shopping until school starts can also help with knowing what to get. If you attend a back to school night with your child, be sure to ask about the supplies list. Be sure that the list is up to date and that your child will be getting everything he or she needs.
Shop With Coupons
With so many ways to save money on back to school shopping, it would be a shame if you didn’t. Download coupons directly onto your phone through Target’s Cartwheel app to save money on your everyday needs. Other Apps like Ibotta, will give you money just for scanning your receipts. Keep an eye out on back to school coupons that come in the mail. Coupons are great ways to save money without much effort. For parents who are not the best at couponing but would really like to give it a try, download the Krazy Koupon Lady app. This app does all the hard work for you and tells you exactly where you need to go and what you need to do for the best savings.
Back To School Shopping For The Whole Class
While you are doing your back to school shopping, it is always a great idea to keep your child's classroom in mind. Here are some of the top classroom necessities that teachers never seem to have enough of. If you can spare it, it isn't a bad idea to send your child to school with these items so that they can be used in the classroom.
It’s no secret that schools are home to all sorts of germs. The last thing you want on your child’s first day of school is for him or her to come home with a bug or virus. To help keep germs at bay, be sure to grab some hand sanitizer when you are doing your back to school shopping.
If you can, grab a bottle for your child's classroom as well. Your child’s teacher will thank you because hand sanitizer goes rather quickly throughout the year. You might want to buy a big bottle along with a small bottle of hand sanitizer. This way your teacher can have the option of providing a big class hand sanitizer set for her students or refilling smaller ones and spreading them throughout the classroom. As far as how much hand sanitizer you should buy, there is no such thing as too much so shop to your heart's desire.
While you are shopping with your kid's classroom in mind, be sure to send your child to school with plenty of tissues. Sharing is great and all, but not when it comes to germs. If you ask any teacher they will tell you that they are always grateful to have plenty of tissues on hand in the classroom for students who need it. We recommend buying a bulk pack of tissues that comes with three or six boxes. With 25 to 30 students in a classroom for a little under nine months, there is no such thing as having too many tissues on hand.
If you can spare it, be sure to buy plenty of pencils on your back to school shopping trip. The mystery of the missing pencil has yet to be solved with students of all ages, help teachers all across the US fight this mystery by sending him or her to school with some to share.
Whether your little one is starting preschool for the first time, or finishing up their senior year, all is well. Keep these tips and tricks in mind when you do your back to school shopping. Being well prepared for the school year can be the determining factor of whether or not they have a good school year.