Back to School Money Saving Tips

Back to School Money Saving Tips

We all like to save money but with back to school season the kids want new back to school clothing, supplies, a lunch box and the list goes on. The price tag of your back to school list can break the bank if you aren’t careful. To help you save some money and go green here are three simple tips:

1.  Reuse. Does your child have to have a new pencil box or will some stickers and decorations make the old one look like new? How about the folders, lunch box and backpack? Can you add patches or glue on sparkly gems? What do you really have to buy and what can you reuse but make new with some accessories that cost just pennies?

2.  Resale. I highly recommend shopping resale for those jackets, boots and seasonal wear that children often only use for one season. You’ll find discounted prices that will help your wallet.

3.  Bulk.  Stock up school supplies, snack foods for lunches and those disposable items like tissues while the back to school sales are taking place – you’ll save big in the long run!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon.  The opinions expressed by me do not necessarily reflect the view of the Horizon Organic brand.

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Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for Freshbaby.com and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.