June 23, 2024

Preparing the start of the season: 5 good tips to save money

Do not wait until the last moment to prepare for the start!
A Back to School can be prepared throughout the year. Do not wait until the last moment but know how to spot and take advantage of special offers and promotions that are available throughout the year: private sales on the Internet, monster sales, unsold ... Put aside, you will be delighted to have this little stock when the time comes. Spread your purchases over a year is much better for the wallet!

Buy Used
A good tip especially for school books, from primary to university. Dictionaries, Bescherelle, conjugation books ... On the Internet it is possible to find everything you are looking for on retail sites or by typing "used books" on search engines. It is also possible to find used school books in flea markets and garage sales but also in bookstores. Make sure, however, that the editions you buy are consistent with the program for the upcoming school year.

This year is recycling!
Certainly it may not please your dear and tender who dream of pens, kits and notebooks brand new. But there are certainly some supplies from the previous school year that deserve a second life. Why throw? Take stock with your children and explain to them that what you save on one side may allow you to let go of something more important.

Give priority to quality
"First prize" items are not always good to take. While cheaper, they are often of lower quality and you may need to replace them faster than expected. Which is not necessarily economical. When you do your school supply shopping you have to think life time and not save at all costs! The longer it lasts, the better for your wallet. Be careful, this does not mean that you have to throw yourself on the marks, just check the composition of products, prefer for example sheets of paper with a better grammage or felts that do not dry out in 2 days ...

Do not neglect the "practical" side
In other words, do not be fooled by the fashion effect. If the schoolbag of the moment coveted by your child is too small or not solid enough, do not hesitate to say no. A binder of quality must be able to follow it several years. Obviously, you will not be able to buy all the panoply with the effigy of his favorite hero. It is wiser to please him by buying the kit or the agenda of brand for example ... It's up to you to negotiate with them from the start to avoid any worries once in store or unpleasant surprises! Do not forget that this is THEIR Back to School and that this is an important moment for them. Do not give them the impression of dispossessing them of this moment with your restrictions and know how to find the good compromises.