It’s that time of year again! The superstores are clearing out their summer merchandise and making room for school supplies. For those of us whose kids got out of school in June, it seems like summer has just begun. But don’t avoid the sales for that reason! There are deals to be found!
Even though I don’t have a school supply list, because I’ll be homeschooling this year, I’ll be shopping the Back to School sales. In fact, I hit the first one on Sunday. I picked up two packs of copy paper from Staples that were 1 cent after rebate. And I’ve already filled out the rebate form, so I don’t forget. I also picked up pencils at 1 cent a pack, some highlighters, tape, and pens. I know this is all stuff that we’ll use throughout the year.
But the Back to School sales are good for more than just school supplies. Glue sticks and crayons make great stocking stuffers. Littler girls love to receive art supplies for their birthdays. I know, because my daughter received some art supplies for her 4th birthday, and it was her favorite gift!
If you participate in Operation Christmas Child, you can often find great stuff to include in the shoeboxes at Back to School sales. Markers, cute pads of paper, and stickers are all fun additions.
If you’re trying to get organized and want to make a Control Journal or other organizational binder, now is the time to start looking for an inexpensive binder, tabs, page protectors, and a pencil pouch!
Will you be shopping the back to school sales this year?
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