Back to school is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about how to save on all of those supplies the kids will be needing. There are tons of great sales out there and of course there are coupons to clip, but here are 5 ways to save on back to school shopping that you may not have thought of. Great ways to get all the things you need, without breaking the bank this school season.
5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping
Revamp Old Clothes. If your daughter hasn't grown a lot since last year, but wants new clothes why not think about revamping them into something new. Create fun scarves out of old t-shirts. Add appliqués and patches to shirts, jackets, and jeans to make them look new and different. Dye old shirts and dresses with fun new seasonal colors to make a whole new look without the cost.
Buy Used Books. If you have to pay out of pocket for books for your child or your own classes, check into the many used book sites and stores. Campus Book Rentals and Amazon both have great deals on gently used books that can save you thousands of dollars.
Buy Gently Used Clothing. Sites like ThredUp have tons of brand name kids clothing that is in excellent condition at great low prices. If your child wants the brand name on their clothing this year – shop online or in thrift shops for like new items.
Buy In Bulk. While the back to school sales on school supplies have great deals, you may indeed find better deals at your local warehouse store on items like copy paper, sharpies, pencils, notebook paper and binders.
Buy In Advance. Buy extra of this years sale items for next year. Store them for next year or for when the kids run out throughout this year.
This year you don't have to let the worry of back to school shopping get you down. Use these 5 ways to save on back to school shopping to overcome budget issues and get the best deals for your child. Think outside the box and get creative with old clothes, book covers, and even bags for the new school year.
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