But I do love school supplies. I savor the smell of fresh paper, erasers, and pencils. Notebooks, scissors, and crayons - oh my! I picture a musical where kids and moms are dancing around the aisles, swirling carts, and waving colorful folders and rulers in synchronized formations...
School Shopping Tips:
- Wait! Before you shop, did you save any supplies from last year? Check your list. My kids never use all their paper and we have become good at recycling some items - especially backpacks. Don't worry, I'll remind you at the end of the year for next time!
- Most of the off/store brand products work just as well as the big name brands, except for dry erase markers, EXPO is still the tops for that.
- If you can't find it in the special school supply section - check the store's regular office supply aisle. Not as many people and you might get lucky.
- And pay attention to TAX FREE SHOPPING days. Many states do this toward the end of summer each year and includes it clothes and shoes. Many were this past weekend, Aug 7-9, but some states aren't done yet. Here's a good list of dates.
Go get your school supplies on!