Starting back to school shopping now

MOMSEVERYDAY -- According to Josh Elledge of, you can save a lot of money by planning ahead.

First, go through all of last year’s school supplies, and re-use anything you can.

Second, pick up any other supplies you need now. To really save huge, you need time to cherry pick the best deals as they crop up. When in doubt, buy it. If the price is very low, but you’re not sure you’ll need it, buy it anyway. Josh says it ’s better to buy and donate it later than wish you’d gotten something when it was 60% off. Finally, hit the clothing clearance rack.

"You’ll not want to miss the steals for items your kids can use for the beginning of school. Don’t forget to buy ahead for Spring when it warms up again," Elledge says,