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4 last-minute tips for the first week of school

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 10:30AM Wednesday August 7, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

Many of us are putting the kids on the bus this week and in the coming weeks, and that means we're still looking for those clever ideas and deals for back to school that will help us save some money. 

But it's important to not forget about the little things like dealing with child jitters, and creating lasting memories. Here are a couple of last-minutes tips for you to make the most of the first week of school. 

1. Get creative with lunch, because kids love opening a surprise from home. This is especially true if your child is dealing with some first-week-jitters.

Check out this creative way to celebrate Shark Week and create a fun lunchbox idea for the kids. 

2. Do some last-minute coupon hunting for deals. 

Still need a way to save on some clothes for back to school? Kohls is offering a $10 off $25 kids apparel purchase with this coupon

3. Do what you can to ensure your child's safety and the safety of their belongings. 
Make sure you've had the talk about "talking to strangers" and such, and that you are also providing things like good locks to keep your child's belongings secure

4. Be creative with those first-day-photos! Doing a quick search on Pinterest brought back a ton of cute ideas for taking that beginning of the year photo. Some of these are so fun! 

With the hustle and bustle of getting back into the groove of being at school, it's important to keep some of these other things in mind. Do you have any last-minute tips for the first week of school? Tell us about it!

Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: Savings.com)