Best Back to School Sales for Staying Organized
For me, the end of summer and sending my kids back to school is the most wonderful time of the year. (No more whining from my kids about being bored!) Now that it's August, it's time to kick lazy summer habits to the curb and get them ready to go back to school. Notebooks, backpacks, pens and pencil are always needed, but what special (and expensive) items are they going to claim to need for this upcoming school year? According to the National Retail Federation, this back-to-school shopping season could cost more than it has in the past. The organization projects that every American family with children in elementary through high school will spend $696.70 during fall 2019 – crazy right?!
- Amazon: No surprise that the ecommerce giant has a back-to-school promotion going on, currently offering up to 56% off on supplies including backpacks, dry-erase markers, index cards, binders and more.
- Office Depot: Need notebooks and paper? They're as cheap as 25 cents in some cases for Office Depot's current sale.
- Staples: Staples has a wide gamut of back-to-school essentials on sale - from pens and paper to key organizational tools like sticky notes, boxes, envelopes and folders - for as much as 61% off.
- Target: The department store changes its deals frequently, so it pays to keep a close eye on their promotions by regularly checking online and in store circulars. Right now, for example, planners, journals and related accessories are on sale.
- Bed, Bath and Beyond: College kids in particular can benefit from the products Bed, Bath and Beyond has on sale in the weeks leading up to trips back to campus, including closet organizers, laundry baskets, shower totes, bedside caddies and storage trunks.
- The Container Store: A college student mecca, The Container Store is offering a 20% discount on organizational accessories until Aug. 18.
- Discount School Supply: Parents of younger children - and teachers - can find some great deals on shelves and other storage stuff throughout August.