Recycling School Supplies

School time is fast approaching. Have you completed your kid’s school supplies? If you’re having a hard time budgeting for school expenses, maybe you can think of ways to lessen your pocket’s burden – like recycling old school supplies.

I used to recycle my notebook back in elementary and high school. I continued this practice for my son who is currently in primary school. Although his notebooks are exclusive from the school, I used to compile the unused sheets so I can save for at least 3 notebooks.

As for the notebook cover, I chose those that were still neat and artistically patched up new information about his grade, section and teacher’s name and cover it nicely with plastic.

For ball pens, pencils, markers, colors and rulers, I kept some that were still in good condition. I only buy when we don’t have the good stock.

Other items like pad papers and quiz notebooks can be recycled too. Bags and shoes that are still in shape and comfortable to wear can also be reused.

These are just simple ways to have our budget work for us and stretch the value of our money in tough times.

How about you moms, do you recycle school supplies too?

 

18 comments on “Recycling School Supplies

  1. My daughter will start schooling this year. I wonder if I can apply recycling and reusing too. Wait, she has an old lunch box and pencil case she can still use at school! 🙂

  2. I am also pro recycling… first, you get to save a lot… and second, you get to save the environment in the process…. You dont need new things in school… you only need new information…

  3. with the increase in prize of school supplies, it is really a must to recycle old school supplies so that our children can still use them for the next school year. it is not just a sure-fire way to same a considerable amount of money, but also a great way to teach children to be frugal + practical.

    i also recycled my old school supplies when i still in school 🙂

  4. I did recycle my school supplies when I was in highschool. And now my son is on his K2 already but we dont have anything to recycle yet. They dont use notebooks pa 😉

  5. Back when we were still students, our parents used to always use old notebook and make us use them to fill our new notes. Old folders will do to manage our files as well. Ball pens are the only ones that are bought because the inks never fail to fail. Haha.

  6. You know what, I still haven’t thought of what I need to buy for my four kids who are schooling on June. The only way I would do recycling is when we need to cover the notebooks with magazine pages or newspapers as teacher’s request. I think you are right! Let me think of ore ways aside from what you have shared:)

  7. Baack then when my kids are in High school, my wife used to gather all those unused notebook pages. Clip them together and Presto, bagong notebook na naman.

  8. My son won’t be starting school until 2 years from now but, I am glad I came across this. I wasn’t particularly the recycle type of kid back in the day and I regret how I’ve wasted so much. This is a good way of teaching our children to take care of what they have and make good use out of things we get them, and if possible, recycling things to help not only the environment, but also cutting down on some of our expenses as well. 🙂

  9. I used to recycle my notebooks back when I was still in high school. I also sell my old books to Recto and used the money to buy a bag 🙂

  10. I love the idea of recycling school supplies. We grew up very poor and really had to do a lot of recycling of school supplies if we want to have something to use for the next school year. My son is still 1 year old so it will be some time before I get to introduce him to recycling of school supplies. 🙂

  11. i’m glad you brought this up… i guess i need to start looking for my kids’ school materials that can still be of use. thanks. Yahweh bless.

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