De-influencing School Supplies

De-influencing School Supplies
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Last week I asked you to submit unnecessary school supplies. Here's some of the things companies (and your kids!) want you to impulse buy, but you do not need!

  1. 📚 "Report covers, die cut letters, and fancy markers just in case they need it for a project. Wait until the project is assigned." M.H.
  2. 👟 "Expensive new sneakers!" K.L
  3. 🛍️ "Everything new every year! Lunchboxes, Binders, etc- these can last years!" D.M.
  4. 🦄 "Anything with a unicorn on it is double the price." (lots of versions of this! replace unicorn with Spiderman, Bratz, Minecraft, Paw Patrol etc etc etc")
  5. 🎒 "A new backpack every year" -top submission!

A sentiment I heard again and again: If your PTA sells a school supply box- buy that! It will cost more than bargain hunting, but it saves you time, supplies exactly what your child needs, and raises money for your school.

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