Saving Money on School Supplies
Get ready for the new school year . . . .
Want to Save Money on Back-to-School Items? Try these tips:
School will be starting soon and parents want to figure out how to stretch their hard-earned dollars a little further on back to school essentials.
Don’t Buy Unnecessary Items
Take a look at what clothes your children already have and then see if anything new has to be added. They don't have to wear brand news clothes from head to toe. Mixing new items with existing clothes will give then a new look without too much cost.
Most of the time children have left over supplies from the previous year, backpacks, supply box, paper can be passed on to younger siblings.
Look Out For Sales and Tax Free Holidays
Texas Tax Free Holiday is August 8 - 10, 2014. TX Tax Exempt Website. You can save at least $8 per $100 and your saving may add up even more if the items are on sale.
Stick to your Budget
Look at your financial situation and make a school supply budget that is comparable to your household income. School supply shopping should not put you into debt. Buy the most essential items first and gradually complete your list as more money becomes available. If you children distract you to overspend while shopping make arrangements and go shopping on your own.
Having a plan before you start your shopping will help you mentally and financially.