Hear that? It’s a light rustling of papers, the clicks of pen caps, and crinkles of a paper bag lunch. It’s back-to-school season, people. (Well, almost!) As much as we’d love to enjoy these last couple of lazy weeks, we know that the earlier we start prepping for the start of September, the less stressful our lives will be. So, onwards!
What’s first on most of your shopping lists? Clothing AND school supplies are tied at 39% each! 13% of you said you’d like to spruce up your home with some new household things, while only 8% are on the hunt for a new pair of kicks. (Guess you guys know how to keep your shoes clean, unlike us, though the city streets are most definitely to blame.)
As for any money saving hacks, most of you had the right idea: coupons, coupons, coupons.
“I always look for extra off of sale prices, and I buy out of season” – Alyssa M.
“I like to use the ads and make sure that I make sure that I am getting my money’s worth. Sometimes I will buy things offline so I can take advantage of sales and deals there” – Hayley T.S
“Start in the beginning of July for the best deals, but Target has great deals in August for college back- to-school!”- Dawn W.
“Stock up on sale items. Buy extra items and store for later.” – Julie B.
Ok, ok. Now that we all know you guys are all pretty responsible, we were curious about some things you needed this season that stood out as possibly unexpected on your list!
“I need a city bike pass this year. I just sold my car and moved to a new city for Grad School, and the city bike will be a great way for me to get to and from school and the library.”– Alexandra F.
“My daughter needs goggles for swimming. She will be swimming with her homeschool group, and a new bowling wrist splint too since her bowling team starts in September as well.” – Cindy W.
“I want an essential oil diffuser to calm me down while I do my homework.” – Amanda L.
Amanda, we want an essential oil diffuser to calm us down while we do…pretty much everything. Thanks for the inspiration.
And finally, we posed a question that might divide us all. Do you get your shopping done in stages, or one fell swoop?
Are you dreading the new school year? Looking forward it? Stressed about shopping? We are genuinely curious about your stories and your lives. Share with us below!