Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my job as a school counselor, but the Back to School headlines always catch me off guard in July :)
Either way, the back to school deals are beginning and it is a great time to stock up on school supplies without breaking the bank. Check out two of my favorite money saving blogs, Money Saving Mom and The Krazy Coupon Lady to get your supply list started.
How in the world am I staying organized for back to school on top of my move? I have a tradition of taking each boy for a "back to school" shopping day where we buy new shoes, any items on their lists that they can pick out like folders, etc., and a new backpack. We then go out to lunch at a restaurant of their choice. They love the alone time with me and it builds the anticipation for a new school year. When we get home, the backpack gets hung up by the back door (where it lives during the school year) and I simply drop other supplies in as I bring them home (at discounted prices, of course)! We then go through and label everything closer to school time.
What do you do to prepare for back to school?