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Back-to-School Shopping – 5 Stress-Free Tips for Your Family

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We are just a few weeks away from the first day of school and I’m already stressing about getting ready. There’s so many things to do besides enjoy the last days of summer. We have supplies, shoes and clothing to buy for. With all three of our girls already headed back to school this year I’m already stressed out about everything that needs to be done.

One thing about getting ready for back to school with three kids that I worry about most is staying within a budget. Fruit of the Loom allows me to provide my kids with comfortable underwear at a price that stays within my budget.  My kids like Fruit of the Loom because not only are their products comfortable but they’re also tagless. Fruit of the Loom back to school

Back-to-School Shopping – 5 Stress-Free Tips for Your Family

    1. Get Your Kids Involved – Getting your kids involved in back to school shopping will help them be involved but will also give you a break. Have them help you create a shopping list of items they may want and need.
    2. Plan Ahead – Having a list and knowing what to shop for, you’ll be able to head right into the store to grab what’s needed. This will also help you stay within budget without purchasing things that are not on your list.
    3. Start Shopping Early – I’ve made the mistake of shopping last minute and not being able to find anything that was on my child’s required supply list. Shop early and save yourself the hassle.
    4. Stay Organized –  Think back to last year what worked for your family and what did not? Use those lessons to organize and prioritize. Getting organized before school starts will help you stress less.
    5. Shop Savings – Shop sales and use coupons for savings. I don’t think you should ever pay full price for anything so plan ahead to shop sale days. Look for products that provide bonus products, then you’ll get more for your money!

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What’s one tip you have for stress free back to school shopping? 



  1. Jeanine on July 29, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Thanks for this! I am really dreading back to school shopping this year. With 5 going to school it’s going to be such a headache. Hopefully these tips will help with the stress a little!

  2. Kristi on July 29, 2016 at 5:31 am

    My tip is to NOT do all the back to school shopping in one day. Do it over a few days. Especially if your kid hates shopping.

  3. Nikki Wayne on July 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    This is very helpful as my son will be going to school next year. He will surely enjoy a shopping experience for school.

  4. Liz Mays on July 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    This is definitely good advice. Planning ahead and starting early was always part of our strategy for the best prices.

  5. Melisasource on July 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    These are great tips! Definitely agree with getting a head start!

  6. Val on July 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    My basic back to school tip would be to prepare school lunches the night before. It really helps to alleviate time in the morning!

  7. Brandy on July 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    We start our back-to-school shopping weeks in advance. One of the first things we do is go through what we have and decide what to keep and what to get rid of.

  8. Lindsey Paris on July 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I just cleaned out the kids sock and underpants drawer. These multipacks would be the best thing to refresh them with!

  9. Kelly Hutchinson on July 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    My daughter is a senior in high school and she just handed me a mile long list of supplies. Of course new undies is on the list. We are a Fruit of the Loom family!

  10. Pam on July 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Shopping early is a great tip. Once we went shopping at the last minute and couldn’t find any of the school supplies we needed.

  11. Catherine Sargent on July 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for the tips. I have started shopping online as much as I can.

  12. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on July 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    My biggest tip for back to school shopping is to get a list of what your school needs as soon as possible. When you know what you need, everything goes much more smoothly.

  13. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on July 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I am always looking to make shopping stress free. Love your tips!!