Why you should start back-to-school shopping now


It may seem like summer vacation just began, but you may want to consider focusing on back to school now, at least when it comes to shopping and saving money.

According to Josh Elledge of SavingsAngel.com, you can save a lot of money by planning ahead.

First, go through all of last year’s school supplies, and re-use anything you can.

Second, pick up any other supplies you need now. To really save huge, you need time to cherry pick the best deals as they crop up.

Third, when in doubt – buy it. If the price is very low, but you’re not sure you’ll need it, buy it anyway. Josh says it’s better to buy and donate it later than wish you’d gotten something when it was 60 percent off.

Finally, hit the clothing clearance racks.

“You’ll not want to miss the steals for items your kids can use for the beginning of school. Don’t forget to buy ahead for Spring when it warms up again,” Elledge said.