We don’t buy school needs and shoes on days when the school year is about to start. We buy them usually on the first quarter of the year when department stores offer big discounts to dispose of old stocks and introduce new arrivals at a higher cost.
With three boys all attending school, we need to strategize in order to save money. I would want my children to have good education thus I always save money for that purpose. Of course, I’ve been a student once and I know the “need” to own new things as well. I don’t want to deprive my boys of that joy and excitement, too.