I love back to school shopping! I think it’s because it reminds me of the excitement I used to feel when I was going back to school myself in September. I used to love going back to school with a new haircut and new pencil case and bag!
Now I have three children going to school, back to school shopping is expensive! I make sure that I don’t buy anything that they don’t need, if they are happy with their old pencil cases etc they will carry on using them and if their coats and uniform still fit I don’t buy new unnecessarily. However I do find that most things will need replacing, just because they tend to get worn out over the year of wearing them.
I’ve filmed a little (well long actually!) video of all the things we have bought so far this year, you can watch it below but I thought it would be useful to list everything I buy for each child (if they need it) in case you need inspiration for what to buy for the new school year.
For each child this is on my list…
2 x white shirts
2 x ties
2 x school cardigans / jumpers
2 x grey dresses / shorts / skirts etc
Pens, pencils etc.
I make sure that I label it all up at once with their name labels so things can be easily returned to us if they lose it. I saved some money this year by buying their uniform in Matalan and Asda and I got their shoes from the Clarks Outlet store in McArthur Glen. We did splurge on new school bags from Cath Kidston though!
So I hope this list and video are some help if you still have school shopping to do!
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