My favorite thing about back-to-school when I was young, and even now, is the school supplies. I don't know why it is but I love to shop for school supplies and I love to do it for as little money as I can get away with. This year I think I may have topped myself.
For junior high aged children it is pretty easy. Pens, pencils and notebook paper are the basic requirements. Last year we needed a special calculator and it still works for this year. A couple weeks ago I did buy her a new backpack as her old one was shot.
For the little one she still has the standard issue grade school list and fortunately we have everything we need in the School Supplies box in the bottom of their closet. All we had to do was to assemble it in her backpack.
Last Friday night I stopped at Fred Meyer to pick up ten spiral bound notebooks for 19¢ each. So far I have spent a whopping $1.90 on school supplies to get them started in school this year. Who hoooo!
How are you doing with school supplies? How do you save money this time of year?