Back to school season has ended in my neck of the woods. I have two kiddos who have been back to school for a few weeks and one who starts this week. Yay! They are back in school and I have more free time to myself. Yes, I said it.
I am also pretty pleased with how the back to school shopping shaped up as well. All school clothing was thrifted. The only new stuff I bought was socks and underwear. I also shopped at Dollar Tree for the majority of the school supplies. Last year I spent $75 on the basic supplies…this year, $30. Booyah!
Of course there were some items I could not get at the dollar store so here are some of my faves…
I do not buy cheap backpacks and thus I do not have to buy them often. Both of my backpack wearing kiddos had not had new backpacks in several years. I think my daughter had been wearing the same backpack for four years. So I buy a high quality backpack every 3-4 years instead of a cheap one every year.
For my daughter I got the Victoria’s Secret Pink Campus Backpack in seafoam green. We went with a campus backpack because it is spacious enough for all her books and a laptop. I also love the quality of Pink backpacks and being the thrifty shopper I am, I paid about 50% less that retail.
My son is rocking a Beckmann of Norwav Classic backpack. This will last him until highschool probably and we will buy another for sure. It has nicely padded straps, a chest strap, and it distributes 50% of the weight to the hips. It has reflectors on all sides, plenty of room, and a built in rain cover so there is no need to carry an umbrella.
Cat Ear Headphones with Glowing Lights – Okay so I always want a to splurge on a few cute items and this in one of them. They are ADORABLE! I smile every time I see my daughter wearing these and with a 2 year warranty being only $2…these are a good buy.
These Cute Cat Gel Roller Ball Pens also fulfill the pen requirement while being completely adorable and fun my littles.
How did back to school shopping go for you?