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The summer always seems to go by so fast these days. Once the middle of July rolls around, you're probably already seeing the "back-to-school" sales being advertised. As a kid, we all hated this of course. But, as parents today, it's essential to know what's on sale and that's why I put together this Back-to-School Buying Guide (with our affiliate links).
I compiled a list of the top 5 items on your back to school list that should be purchased one time. That's it. Buy it once and these items should last. Well, within reason of course.
According to the National Retail Foundation, families with elementary to high school kids will spend an average of $687 in back to school purchase. Yes, that's right -- $687! That's insane.
While it may not work for every item (I get it, pencils break and kids grow out of shoes), you need to be on the lookout for simple ways to save. And, if it requires a bit of investment now to save money later, do it if you can afford it!
I included links to products from Amazon, Target, and Jet below for your convenience. See which products work for you and let me know how you make out! I want to hear how much you're saving and what your kids enjoyed.
Best of luck!
I still have my Adidas bag from my high school days and I take it to work with me. Believe me when I tell you these bags last!
I know there's a ton to cover when it's back-to-school time. So, hey, if I missed something crucial, let me know! I'll be happy to include it in the list.
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