It’s hard to believe that the summer really is drawing to a close, but sure enough, the stores are stocking their shelves with fresh notebooks and the clothing racks are full of sweaters and jackets for impending Autumn.
For some people, providing back-to-school supplies is already about to break the bank, but added school fees and shoes to replace last year’s outgrown model just exacerbate the back-to-school financial stresses.
The key to making the smooth transition from summer to schooltime is save as much money as you can along the way. Here are a few tips:
Shop at stores like Ross and TJMaxx for new clothes. These clothes are the same clothes that major retailers carry, just with heavily marked down prices.
Luckily, school supply prices are at their lowest in August and September. Stock up now to save money midway through the year.
Shop clearance! The summer sales are on and kids can wear the short-sleeved shirts for weeks to come. Don’t be discouraged from the summer clearance; usually it’s more that just summerwear – usually they are getting rid of all of the styles from the last year.