Saturday, August 04, 2007

I Hate School Shopping

If you’re like me, you hate those long lists of school supplies that every class is required to buy before the start of the school year. For years we would go from store to store trying to find all the supplies in picked over and super busy school supply departments. Last year we tried purchasing the majority of our supplies from Staples.com and it’s been awesome! If you purchase up to $50 of supplies (no problem if you have 2 or more kids) then shipping is free. They are very prompt about shipping out the materials and for the kids it’s like Christmas in August when all their supplies come in. So, anyone else have some tips for getting school supplies without the headache of crowded shopping centers?

3 comments:

John J. Carlson said...

posted by Scott Sterner at 1:13 PM on Aug 4, 2007

"So, anyone else have some tips for getting school supplies without the headache of crowded shopping centers?"

Yes . . . HOME SCHOOL!! :-)

Scott Sterner said...

Ah yes, so true... however, as an experienced home schooler, you guys did have a lot of curriculum to research and buy. True?

DangitAnge said...

I go cherry pickin'. :) I picked up mounds of paper at one store that had the best price, crayons/markers at a different one and then a week later got pencils somewhere else.

Of course, if I had 5 kids, I wouldn't be totin' them all over to go cherry pickin'! :D I thin it's great that you oversee the bts shopping so Carrie doesn't have too.