How to Save Money on Back To School: 10 Easy Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track

How to Save Money on Back To School: 10 Easy Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track

Back to school season is just around the corner, and much as we love watching our kids head out the door on the first day, it can be a stressful time. But if you know how to save money on back to school supplies and clothing, you can breathe a little easier.

Sometimes it’s hard not to let your jaw hit the floor when you see the list of supplies your child needs for the year. It seems like the list gets longer every year! That’s even before you take into consideration those new fall boots they need and the jeans they outgrew from last year.

At Caddle, we want to make it easy for parents to get back to the grind without constantly worrying about the budget. Here are some easy ways you can save money on back to school so you and your kids can have a stress-free fall season.

1. Take a Look Online

Sometimes you can find some really great back to school deals online. You don’t even need to leave your home to score the best prices these days.

As a bonus, doing your back to school shopping online means you don’t have to deal with the chaos of dragging your kids to the store with you- and running the risk of them wanting everything they don’t need. child isn’t going to notice or care about the difference between a designer brand or a department store outfit. However, your wallet will certainly feel that difference.
If they simply must have a shirt with the newest movie superhero on it, consider using this as a way to teach them the value of money. Tell them they can only have one splurge item, and ensure they pick it out carefully. That means if they get the shirt, they can’t get the backpack, so they’ll learn how to think about decisions.
If they have an allowance, consider telling them you will pay for some of the cost but they need to use their allowance to cover the rest. That’ll really get them thinking about how badly they want that shirt.

2. Take a Look Online

Sometimes you can find some really great back to school deals online. You don’t even need to leave your home to score the best prices these days.

As a bonus, doing your back to school shopping online means you don’t have to deal with the chaos of dragging your kids to the store with you- and running the risk of them wanting everything they don’t need. child isn’t going to notice or care about the difference between a designer brand or a department store outfit. However, your wallet will certainly feel that difference.
If they simply must have a shirt with the newest movie superhero on it, consider using this as a way to teach them the value of money. Tell them they can only have one splurge item, and ensure they pick it out carefully. That means if they get the shirt, they can’t get the backpack, so they’ll learn how to think about decisions.
If they have an allowance, consider telling them you will pay for some of the cost but they need to use their allowance to cover the rest. That’ll really get them thinking about how badly they want that shirt.

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