Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Experient Health’s latest post in its Living Well Blog series aims to help families find back to school savings this season.
“The average family with school-age children will spend more than $630 dollars on school related items in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation,” Experient Health published in its Blog series. “While that‘s less than last year, the following list will help your family stay well below the new average as you prepare your kids for the coming school year.”
Experient Health recommends taking inventory.
“Before you shop for new clothes, take time to sort through your children’s wardrobes and find what can be reused. Make a list that includes all the articles of clothing they have and what they will need.”
Set a budget.
“Check your credit card receipts from last year for a baseline on spending, then challenge yourself to spend less.”
“Order items by importance before shopping. Buy essential school supplies first, and then apply your remaining budgeted funds to more flexible items like clothing, lunchboxes and backpacks.”
Buy in bulk.
“Depending on your child’s age and class description, he or she will use lots of pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, printer paper, markers and paints. Buying in bulk reduces your cost per item, and the extra items can be used to replenish supplies throughout the school year or carry over to the next grade.”
“Host a party with other parents to trade outgrown clothing and extra supplies for ‘new’ items. Websites like SwapMamas.com are available for parents who aren’t able to meet up with other people in person.”
Experient Health’s Living Well Blog series covers topics ranging from healthy recipes, conservation, vaccination seasons, exercise tips, healthcare news and more.
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