Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Savings Reminder

Now that school has officially started all over the country, and stores want to make room for Halloween merchandise, this is the perfect time to start shopping for school supplies!

I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, as my ten or so readers are smart about these things. But doesn't it blow you away how many people aren't?

At work the other day, some mothers were lamenting at the expense of school supplies. Of course, I told them that they should prepare for January by buying up what's on sale now. After all, we all know folders never last beyond the holidays. Why pay a dollar later when you can pay a dime now? I reminded them that they can store things in a closet or the attic, and they'll have a jump on new supplies. Pencils and paper don't go bad!

You would have thought I was a guru at the top of a mountain, with information no one else had,the way these young moms looked at me. Made me feel really good about being frugal. I love to share the wealth--the wealth of knowledge I've gotten from my on-line frugal friends, that is!


AmyK said...

I completely missed those few days where you can get everything super-cheap. My walmart is already sold out on everything! I went yesterday to see if I could restock my school supplies stash and they were sold out of almost everything! Bummer. I checked Target, too, but their clearance prices weren't any different than Walmart's normal!

Barbra said...

When I was teaching we sent the supply list home at school's end in June so parents would have 2 months to check sales. Did it work? Mostly, but I was always shocked at parents who waited for the first day of school and received the same list they had for over 2 months. Not frugal!!!

Mary said...

I used to have a drawer full of extra school supplies that were bought on sale. We rarely had to do any last minute shopping. I recently found some of the folders I had squirreled away along time ago--my kids are in their twenties! And believe it or not, my son is using up old Target notebooks right now in college!

Susie Q said...

We got quite a few things *on the cheap* and it was a joy!! *laugh*