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Saving Money on School SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on school supplies. Every year, the list of school supplies seems to get longer. There are ways to minimize the expense of school supplies while still getting everything your child needs.

 

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Donate Leftover School SuppliesDo your children come home the last day of school with overflowing backpacks from cleaning out their lockers, cubbies, desks, etc? I like to donate the extra supplies to a local shelter that helps families with children.

 

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School Supply Savings at Dollar TreeDoes your kids go back to school? Or are they homed schooled? It doesn't matter! You can easily get your kids the supplies that they need. Don't spend your money all at Walmart. If you go to Dollar Tree you could save $25.99!

 

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School Supplies for Low Income Children?How do you get help buying School Supplies for low income children. My daughter could use this money to pay bills instead of buying school supplies, as she lost her job.

 

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Buy Notebook Paper on SaleWhen notebook paper comes on sale, buy enough for the entire school year. Why pay $2.00 later for the same pack of paper that will cost you $.50 during the big school supply sales in August?

 

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Buy School Supplies Now for ChristmasBuy extra school supplies now, as they start to go on clearance. By Christmas time, new markers, crayons, cute pens, notebooks and folders will make great stocking stuffers and small gifts. They will be needed by then, too.

 

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Stock up at Back To School TimeI used to work in a daycare, and at back to school sale time, I stocked up on items I would need for the daycare for the year (scissors, colored pencils, markers, etc.).

 

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Recycling Last Year's School SuppliesIt's time to go back to school which means it's an expensive time for parents. Besides buying new clothes and school supplies, time is spent cleaning out last years' things to make way for the new. Try to use some of the old to make the new and save some money.

 

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Tips for Buying School SuppliesAs a teacher and mom, I am on both sides of the "school supply list" scavenger hunt. Here are my tips.

 

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Cheap Notebooks For Back To SchoolJust a tip to pass along. Right now you can get really cheap notebooks at Wal-Mart. They are 10 cents each. I bought a whole case, probably enough for a whole year for $2.40.

 

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Sharpening a Pencil?Why is it that I can't seem to sharpen a pencil without the lead falling out as it gets pointed? I have to sharpen a few inches off a pencil until the lead does not break.

 

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Laptop Bag and Backpack Reviews?I'm going back to school and need some ideas on a good bag to get. Also, is it a good idea to get a laptop backpack instead of carrying a laptop bag around? I'm just worried that it will damage my laptop.

 

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