Afterpay’s top tips to minimise financial strain:
1. Do an audit
What do you have from last year that you can carry over to the new school year? If it’s still in good condition (and still fits!) then there’s no shame in recycling for the new school year, and this will ensure you are not buying things you don’t need.
2. Check out the sales online
It pays to search for sales that may have continued after Boxing Day or make use of those gift cards given as Chrissy presents!
3. Write a list for each child and set a budget
By being specific about what each child needs you’ll make sure you’re not overspending on unnecessary items.
4. Leave your precious cargo at home
We all know kids love hitting the shops, but they also put pressure on you to buy things they think they need, but possibly could go without. By leaving them at home or shopping online when they aren’t around, you can ensure you stick to your set list and budget
5. One, two or three stop shop
A little research can save a lot of time. Find key retailers which cover all your needs.
6. Save or invest?
It’s important to know what items to spend your money on. It’s often best to spend a little more on quality items like leather school shoes so they last throughout the year. Afterpay these items to avoid large upfront costs.
Head to the Afterpay Shop Directory for a list of retailers that will make getting back to school a breeze!