Start your school supply shopping at home.

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
It’s that time of year. Back to school supplies are on sale and calling your name. The past few weeks, I have reminded you to make your lists and to be prepared for the start of your homeschool year. Now, we are going to use this list.
Take a look at your list, and then I want you to check the supplies you already have on hand. Shop your supply closet before you shop the back to school sales. Homeschoolers like to buy school supplies, especially when they are a great deal. But they are not a great deal if they are not used, and you likely have some supplies left from previous years’ supplies.
Over the past 18 years of homeschooling, I have purchased my fair share of school supplies, and I know what products we like and what we don’t like. I have given away extra supplies the past couple of years in order to have more room in my cabinet.
When I look at my needs for the new school year, I check our pens, pencils, and paper supplies. When my children were younger, I also checked the status of my supplies of crayons, markers, glue, and construction paper. I also kept paint and scissors on hand, but I kept those items locked up in a cabinet.
After you have checked off the items you already have on hand, then take your list and check the sales. When you go shopping, stick to your list. If you impulse buy when you are out shopping, you will have more stuff to store, and you may be purchasing things you won’t be using all in the name of getting a good deal. If you can shop the sales online, that is even better. It will prevent you from impulse shopping.
We should be wise purchasers and save money when we can. I do not want to deter you from going out and getting good deals on your school supplies. The goal is to save money and only buy what you need.
Tell me what you found in your school supply collection that you forgot about.
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter and wipe down your kitchen counter tops.
Your Home Blessing for today is to toss papers and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.

Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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