Getting the kids out the door on school mornings can be a struggle to say the least, Good Housekeeping offers tips to make the job easier & your day better!
Kids are often anxious about the new school year. While they are excited to begin a new adventure, there are many unknown factors that scare them. PBS Parents offers tips to help you prepare your child for the new school year without the anxiety… for either of you!
The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain I would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a second mortgage! Plus, trying to budget for BTS can cause extreme Mommy Guilt! You always feel you should be doing more & this often causes us to spend $ we don’t have. Let’s break that cycle this year!
You don’t have to break the bank to prepare your kids to go back to school. Good Housekeeping has tips to help you get the best deals on all your BTS needs! Whew! That’s a simple joy!
The school year begins soon but you can still have plenty of fun with your kids this summer! Especially with these ideas from Good Housekeeping.
While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along”
BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in shouting matches or tears, either them or YOU?Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule”
It’s easy to overspend during BTS. Ever if you only buy the essentials, those items can run into a lot of money. You must sit down with your list & create a budget. Knowing ahead of time what BTS is going to cost prevents surprises.
Now that you have cleaned things out & organized what you keep, you should inventory what you have. Then you are ready to make a list of the items needed for the new school year.Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #3 Make a List”
Have you ever prepared for back to school after a long summer, dug a backpack out from under a bed, only to find a 2 month old sandwich rotting on the bottom of the backpack? Do you spend the week or two before school starts trying to determine what clothes still fit, what shoes still have life left in them, what school supplies are hiding around your home? Have you ever spent a fortune on supplies only to find you still have items you can use at home? Not this year!Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #2 Clean Out & Organize”
BTS prep includes so much information, so many lists. Keep everything together in a master notebook. Create a tab for each of your kids & a general tab with budget, shopping lists, calendar & more.