How to shop on a budget for back-to-school items

by Gabrielle Loomis

I can hardly believe that summer is ending, and schools have already started in some states. My kids are excited to start school. They are looking forward to seeing their friends, making new ones and meeting their new teachers.

When it comes to shopping for back-to-school supplies and new clothes for the kids to wear at school, it can get expensive, especially if you have more than one child. For this reason, I’m here today to talk about how you can shop on a budget for the next school year.
First, take inventory of what you already have and cross that off the list. You may have school supplies that your kids lightly used that can certainly be used again. Now that you have a clear vision of what you still need head to your local Goodwill to look for the remaining items. Did you know that before any major Holiday, Goodwill employees put out on the shelves what you might be shopping for? That goes for back-to-school as well.
You will be surprised by how many school supplies you can find at Goodwill. I recently went there and found notebooks, crayons, backpacks, clipboards, and more. Not only that, but I also found some brand-new-looking clothes for Rapha and Alex to wear to school. If you happen to go to a Goodwill store and don’t find anything, ask a manager if the store is getting more school supplies soon. The manager will be the best person to ask.
You may not find everything in your supply list at Goodwill, but at least you can save a few dollars before finishing your shopping at the big stores.

I hope this will be a fantastic school year for all the kids and that they’ll get to enjoy what they missed last year with Covid.

Xoxo, Gabrielle

**This blog post is sponsored by Goodwill. All opinions are my own.

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