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Monday, July 15, 2013

Back to School Blast! Shopping List {Free Printable} + Giveaway

Welcome to the Back to School Blast!

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Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.
1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.

I know its a little early to be thinking back to school.  But I wanted to get this one up and going for all of you. Back to School Shopping is just around the corner. With 4 kids and a busy schedule I can never remember what I have or need for my kids.
 I have boys who really don't like shopping and they don't really care what clothes they wear. (I am lucky we haven't hit that stage yet.) So I find that I do a lot of their shopping for school clothes when I am just out and about.  I usually check out the sale racks each time I go shopping. The same for my daughter.  The only problem, I have 4 kids and I can never remember sizes. Especially for shoes! The little buggers keep growing!  
If your kids are like mine they are growing like weeds! I feel like I am always on the look out for a bigger size in clothing.   So I search the internet for clothing suggestions for kids. I found  this great article on wiki how.  It gave some guidelines and suggestions for how many of each item to buy.  For me some were over exaggerated.  (My kids don't need 15 t-shirts) So to help keep track of what I have bought, and what we need,  I put together these fun colorful printable's to help you keep track of what you have and what you need to buy. I have included a separate list for boys and girls. Pick the color you like and print.  Be sure to follow the rules of my free printable usage!
These printable's are made to be printed and used any time you are out buying clothes.  I don't buy all my kids school clothes all at once.  It seems like they hit a growth spurt every November. Right after I have bought new pants!

So I keep my shopping list close when I am in need of clothes.   I love having my list when I am shopping and run into an amazing sale! Just fill them out and keep them in your purse or car.

If you are shopping for girls make sure to find styles and that fit them well.  I love this e-book by Ashley at Flats to Flip Flops.  Discovering your Style in 7 days or less! She makes dressing for your body type so easy. I think this would be especially helpful for teenage daughters.  For me it's not about the trendy names on clothes but how they make you look and feel!

So remember:
1. Keep your list handy. You never know when you will find a great deal!

2. When did you kids hit there last growth spurt? If they have one coming soon buy the minimum to get them started.  You may be buy new sized sooner than you think!

3. Don't over buy.  Buy the clothes that make your kids feel and look good. Too many items can be overwhelming.

4. Buy clothes for their body type. Especially for teenagers. Remember we are buying for the bodies we have not the ones we want!

Thanks for visiting!
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  1. Start shopping early so you don't have to spend so much money all in one month.

  2. Buy mix and match sets! More for your $!

  3. Start shopping for clothes when you can get most of them on clearance.

  4. We start buying/packing/storing items in May! (It makes September far less painful!)

  5. I am a clearance shopper and like to shop ahead of time in the off seasons

  6. Oh my goodness- might just be the best giveaway ever! And I love your printable- I never buy my boys that much of everything, then end up buying more later as a result- This will be helpful in just getting it when it's a good deal! You are amazing, Adrianne!

  7. We Shop around and use coupons and promo codes

  8. We Shop around and use coupons and promo codes

  9. Don't buy clothes until after school has started!

  10. Love this! It will help me pare down what my girls already have and make room for some fun things. Thanks!

  11. Thanks! I was looking for one of these!

  12. My best tip--go shopping with one kid at a time! They'll get all the attention, will have time to try clothes on, and it's less stressful for everyone!


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