How to get ready for going back to school.
Back to school can be the most wonderful time to kick off a new year but can also turn into a nightmare for most parents.
While most children and students are filled with excitement and the first years with first day jitters, poor mom (and sometimes dads) are filled with night terrors of going to buy back to school stationery, uniforms and other supplies.
Here is a list of things you can do to get prepared and ready for back to school and be stress-free.
Most of you would have received a “stationery and supply” list from the school end of last year or you can get one from the school.
By planning carefully, you can save a lot of time, a lot of crisscross travelling to more than one store and money. Look at what is the most used items on the list i.e. pens, pencils, crayons, ruler, notebooks, glue, highlighters etc. These are the things that are most important and costly and if you can buy them in bulk you should get better prices. Things like a nice themed pencil case or box or fancy pen set can be a bit more costly.
Next, take the time and browse through the local newspapers for specials or google online for the various specials on offer now. A lot of stationery shops will have “back to school” combo packs at a very good price. Places like CNA, PNA, Waltons, retail stores like Pick n Pay, Checkers, Crazy Stores and places like Westpack.
Be prepared when you go “back to school stationary” shopping. Make a list and try to stick to it. The best advice would be to go shopping without the kids. Its much less stress and tears. Remember your aim is to get what you will need the most during the 1st quarter of the school year. You can always take the kids for a special shopping day where they can choose the fancy and glittery pencil case and feathery pencil or the unicorn coloured diary.
OR consider V-Assist to do the shopping for you. Give us your list and we can do the shopping for you and deliver it to your door. V-Assist can also take the pain and paper cuts out from wrapping books on your behalf. Do you want anything specific like name or clothing labels or a special 2020 Diary planner we can also? We have a fabulous list of contact who can help you.
TIP: Make sure to get good quality school supplies and buy bulk in items that you will need for the whole school year. You do not want to run out of pencils or folders.
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