Looking for back to school tips to help ease the stress?
I can’t believe its back to school season already? It felt like last week we were signing up for summer camp, and today it’s back to school mode.
My son Leo going to the 7th grade and daughter Dest entering Kindergarten!
Wow, how time flies.
Their back to school list will be slightly different. So to simplify things and make my life easier, I start early and get organized.
If you want a simple, money-saving and time-saving tip that will make getting ready for back to school a breeze then follow these steps.
Back to School Tips for Parents
1. Print your Back to School Supply List
I can’t begin to tell you how easier your life would be if you prepare first.
Print out the list of school supplies list that is from the school website.
If you don’t have one, you can use the back to school list template below to add additional items, but basically, it’s all the same things regardless of the grade.
And check out TeacherLists to make sure there is nothing you are missing!
2. Find School Supplies around the House
Going through items we have in the house is big for me because I am not about to go out and buy another pair of scissors, crayons or highlighter.
We have several of those items in the house that are in excellent shape. I also check my son’s desk and closet, which seems to surprise me every time with items that were not used.
3. Back to School Sales & Coupons
There is nothing like shopping and not know which stores offer the best deals. These are several ways to save money during the shopping season. It’s simpler than you think.
Do you like to compare prices but don’t have time?
Download the Flipp app to compare flyers
Use Retailmenot for coupons and codes
The App ShopSavvy to price matches while in the store.
Just scan the barcode, and the comparable prices pop up. Simply take it the cashier when checking out and show the cheaper price offered at another store, and they will price match.
Are you an online shopper?
I know I am! Besides, online shopping is so convenient. Between work, commuting, dinner, and kids shopping online is my fav. Online shopping is how I save money shopping.
Join Ebates for free & get a &10 Welcome Bonus. See I just saved you money! Ebates is my favorite site to save on pretty much anything from a hotel. Clothes to electronics.
Don’t you just love saving money so you can stay on budget?
4. Back to School Tips Food
Snacks for Kids
When the kids are on the bus, going to afterschool programs or coming straight home… they are going to need a quick snack.
Snacks have saved my house from many meltdowns.
The Ibotta app. I know I have too many apps, but I put them in one folder on my phone, so it’s organized. I would not shop any other way because I never remember to bring coupons to the store.
Ibotta allows you to clip coupons modern way. And did to mention you will receive $10 for sign up. Simply find rebates, go shopping, and send your receipt or link to a loyalty card, then get your cash.
If you make quick and easy dinners, it will save you from feeling overwhelmed. Once school started, we have the stress of homework, cooking, personal task, chores, and getting ready for the next day.
As a working mom of 3, it’s a struggle to keep my life and home in order every single day. But what does make things easier is my crockpot, floor vacuum (the toddler makes so much mess), my planner and quick dinner recipes organized on my meal planner printable.
5. Back to School Tip: Get Organized
Simplifying your mom life will make a world of difference in your sanity.
Goodbye to those crazy morning running around frantic in the mornings.
Getting kids ready for back to school can sometimes be a hassle. But if you prepare, organize, and find the best deals, then you will save yourself money and reduce stress.
Hope these tips helped you save time, money, and your sanity!