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?