Can you believe that it’s already almost time for back to school? It seems like they just got out! We applied for the Pre-K program in our county and hopefully Charlie will secure a spot, making this his first year at a big school. If not, he’ll be back at the church preschool for a second year. If he attends the public school, we’ll definitely be doing some back to school shopping! Even if he goes back to the church preschool though, there are items that are always needed like crayons, glue, paper towels, and tissues!
Back to school shopping can be so stressful! I remember when I was in school, we always went a few days before school started and there was such a rush making sure we had everything we needed. I’m sure my mom stressed out about it a bit.
It doesn’t have to be stressful though! If you shop at Walmart, you can do all of your back to school shopping at one place! One-stop shopping is something that ranks crazy high on my list. And to make it even better, right now you can find select packages of your favorite necessities with double box tops!
While grabbing a new aquarium for a fish we won at the fair today (that’s a story for another day), I picked up a few essentials we need at the house anyway and some items we’ll put away for back to school!
If you’re not familiar with Box Tops, they’re a great way to earn some money for your school. Even if you don’t have kids in school, you can save them up and choose a school for them to go to! You’ll find them on so many items you need everyday, like the above!
I put together a cute little storage container for our Box Tops this year. We like using things we already have around the house, so I grabbed a Parmesan cheese container I’d been saving for a project and thought it would work great.
All you need is an empty Parmesan cheese shaker, some washi tape and some cute scrapbook paper. I found this super cute kid paper at Walmart.
- Cut paper to size of shaker container.
- Using washi tape, tape paper to container.
- Cut out a picture of the Box Tops from your package (not your actual Box Tops).
- Use washi tape to add the Box Tops to your container.
- Add Box Tops inside when you get them!
To get you ready for Back to School shopping and get a head start on your Box Tops collection for the year, I’m giving away a $20 gift card to Walmart!
Have you started your back to school shopping yet? What’s on your list?