I made a huge mistake last summer.
I waited until the week before school started to do my back to school shopping. The aisles were packed with parents frantically trying to grab the last orange plastic three pronged folders and other mythical shopping finds that are required on the school supply list.
Not only that, but I was convinced that I needed to go to multiple stores to find the best prices. It was not a fun experience.
This year, I wised up. And, don’t hate me for this, but I did all of my school supply shopping last night, in one trip, at one store. My school’s list was in a back to school at Walmart display and the aisles were clear, so I took advantage. It was super easy, and now I can relax!
If you can, stock up on extra glue sticks, loose leaf paper, crayons, colored pencils, Kleenex, pencils, and erasers. Also, if there is any item that you thought was hard to find and you are concerned your child might need another later in the year, grab an extra; for my family, that was the graph-lined composition notebooks, since there was only one small stack of them and I’d rather get them now than do a frantic search later in the school year.
Box Tops for Back to School
While I’m doing my back to school shopping, I do like to look for products with Box Tops, since those help out our school. Right now, at Walmart, you can find Kleenex, Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue, and Viva Paper Towels with bonus Box Tops that you can send into your child’s school. Might as well stock up on these while you’re stocking up on your school supplies!