Save my money by starting back-to-school shopping early
Even though the kids have only just finished school for the summer, you might want to start thinking about sending them back. Starting with your back-to-school purchases now could help you manage the cost and avoid building up debts.
Buying kids’ school clothes now may not make you big savings in purchase cost, but spreading the load is important for those on a tight budget. Buying everything in September could put a big dent in that months budget, leading to extra borrowing and rising debt.
While school uniform such as shirts, trousers and skirts may be better left until the shops begin their sales, other items, such as pens, pencils and bags can be picked up now. Buying a coat in July is also a good idea – out-of-season shopping usually brings big discounts.
Trainers are another costly purchase, so buying these in July could be a good way to spread the cost. Online retailers such as JD usually offer good discounts on a wide range of kid’s trainers. Trend items, such as lunchboxes and pencil cases, should definitely be left until the last minute – what’s hot in July may not be in September! Click here for some extra money-saving back-to-school tips.