Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School

It's almost that time for my 3 kids. I know parts of the country are already in school. In years past this would be the time of year that we would be out shopping for new clothes, shoes and supplies. Typically ringing up $200-$300 per child and paying for it all on credit.

This year we are taking a different approach. We are going to prioritize their needs and purchase them as we have the cash to do so. Supplies will be first, but with the supplies we are not picking up every item on the teachers list. Over the years we have found that often not everything gets used. So we'll purchase it as it is needed, instead of all at once. Some of the items, we have from years past (folders, colored pencils, etc) Shoes are next as these take a daily beating, and then clothes. A simple approach and remembering to stick to needs verse wants when shopping.

What are you tips and trick when sending the kids back to school?

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