Tips For Parents
With school starting, parents are searching for ways to purchase bulk school supplies. Parents will need to stock up on a number of supplies to ensure that their children have what they need to make their school year a success.
Back to school often means an investment of both time and money searching for school supplies. Needs vary between grades, and those parents who have students in more than one grade, often find that they have to struggle to meet the needs of all of their children, and still equip them with what they need. With economic times as difficult as they are, parents are interested in saving money on everything, and school supplies can result in spending a lot of money. In many cases, schools will send a list of needs home for parents and this list often includes:
- Colored Pencils
- Notebooks (or binders and filler paper)
Many parents are tempted to run to the office supply store to purchase these items, however, there are better alternatives. Parents can typically go to their local dollar (or deep discount) store and pick up bulk supplies that will save both time and money. For example, rather than going to Staples(R) and purchasing a package of pens with only ten and paying nearly $5.00 for it, you can get a similar package at your local dollar store for $1.00 and at most discount stores, for approximately $2.00.
The secret to buying school supplies in bulk for parents is making a list of all items needed, and starting at a discount store. Most discount and dollar stores offer a wide range of school supplies that parents can purchase in bulk and save money.
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