It’s tuition season and with most of the schools hiking up their tuition fees, things are starting to get tight on the household’s budget. We all want a good education for our children and we are willing to pay the price for it. To afford the best schools possible, ordinary households would have to make budgetary adjustments to make ends meet. There are a few simple things that families can do in order to save on some school-related expenses.
One of things you can do is to make an inventory of the school supplies you have left over from the previous school year. In all probability, you will have more than a couple of pens, pencils, and erasers stashed in your drawers. Writing pads, drawing paper, and art supplies are other materials that you will likely have in quantities more than you need. Do a clean-up of your child’s study table and your stationery closet and be surprised at how many items you can cross out from your child’s school supplies shopping list.
In between growth spurts years, your children may not always need new uniform each school year. You may just need to let out an inch or two from the hem of the uniform and it’ll still be good for one more year. Moms with school-aged children really need to be wise and frugal.