Hey, we are in that time of the year when cash goes fast out our pockets. This time not for food or fun but for school and school supplies. Yes, thank God for a nice time with the kids. For many like me it has been one heck of a busy time, talking, talking, talking, all day long. Its either stop that, leave that or why are you crying or who dropped this here?
Well, did yours truly survived? Yes, I did and so did every other mum out there and that my dears is what makes us world “No1” hero to our kids. Yes, we are heroes. My little one thinks so and I am not ready to trade it for anything, not silver nor gold. Now it’s back to our roles again of cooks, cleaners, drivers, all in one “cos” school starts next week.
Shopping for back to school stuff can be hard but not to worry, l am going to share some of my magic tips on how not to go over board in buying expensive school materials. Expensive does not guarantee durability. From books to other supplies, there is a way around it.
ESSENTIALS FOR SCHOOL.
Books – This is easy pizzy. Buy new writing notes but for text books, where you can’t afford brand new there are always good looking second hand (fairly used) from students who did that class previously or online or even in the market.
Bags – Shop good study lasting bags from fairly used market if you cant afford brand new ones.
Lunch Bags – these too can be brand new or used. then the lunch containers and water cans can be new.
Pencils, pens – Love buying these in bulk (packs) its cheaper and last longer .
Sandals – Brand new cost a lot, fairly used can be great. you can get great fabulous shoes in the second hand market that like l said before, which are more durable.
For lunch, try some of our kitchen corner back to school snack tips and our home made juice healthy juice for kids.
Get the most basics needed first and with time, you can gradually get other things till you complete the list. Getting things set for school can be a big hassle at this time, especially if you have more than one going back but not to worry. The wisdom of trying out our tips might help see you through.