Hey Beebe’s Bargains,
School’s back in session! Whether that’s music to your ears or you dread those 8 hours of a quiet house (or maybe a bit of both!), we can all agree it’s time to start looking for ways to save us some time and money! Here’s a few ideas I put together with a product highlight and some personal tips to help us transition from summertime to school time!
Bentgo Lunch Box –
There have been a lot of great deals recently on the Bentgo lunch boxes and accessories. I recently purchased one for my daughter in hopes to make lunchtime a bit more exciting for her and something she looks forward to. She likes a variety of foods but also tends to get nervous at lunchtime. The Bentgo compartment lunch box can help with both of her needs, as well as a number of others. The different sized compartments allow you to fill those spaces with all kinds and shapes of food! Plus, the mystery of what will be in each spot adds some excitement too! A few other added bonuses…portion control, less dishes for Mom & Dad with just one large container, and helping the environment with less plastic bags! Bentgo has a number of different designs, themes and colors as well, so there’s bound to be something for the likes of every child! Click on the links below to check out all the great designs Bentgo has to offer!
Utilize Wholesale Club Memberships –
Have you been thinking about signing up for a trial membership at your local Wholesale Club? Or maybe you’ve been a Sam’s Club (or BJ’s or Costco) member for a few years now. Regardless, I think there’s no better time than the start of a new school year to get signed up for a membership or continuing to utilize that current membership to stack on the savings for a lot of back to school finds. Shopping at a Wholesale Club allows you to buy a lot of your favorite products in bulk. Let’s face it…kids go through a lot! From recess snacks, lunch box staples, post sports practice & game protein, and food & drinks to stock a college dorm room, it all adds up! If you can buy all of those items in bulk and save money at the same time, it’s a win-win for everyone! And those items I just mentioned are just skimming the surface of all of the other items in Wholesale Clubs. The start of school and more group activities brings more germs, so why not stock up on tissues, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer and a number of other cleaning products. With all of the savings, you might also have room in your budget to buy additional supplies to donate to your children’s classrooms and schools!
Sam’s Club is currently offering a great deal for new members. Sign up for a yearly membership and get $100 in dining credit. Click here for more details!
Family Homework Station –
Do your kids have a spot they always go to, to do their homework, projects and read? Or do they just throw their bookbags down and complete their work wherever there’s open space? The goal for our house over the next month is to designate a spot where the kids work can be completed and they have all of the “tools” in that one area to complete everything. A place they see as a landing ground after each day of school! I’m hoping it helps with organization and a bit less chaos in the morning when we’re packing things up!
The greatest part is, you probably already have a lot of the items needed for this space in your home. Start out by designating an area for the “Homework Station”. Then start looking around the house for ways to make it a spot your kids look forward to going to after their school day. Find fun containers and cups you can use for their pencils, markers, crayons and other supplies that need to be stored. Be sure to have spots where important papers can be kept and organized. Lastly, try to personalize the area for your kids. Use some of their favorite colors for the organization bins or some of their art or creations to decorate the area.
Be sure to ask for your kids input and even request their help with creating the “Homework Station”. Their hard work and creativity should make them feel proud and encourage them to keep it as clean and organized as it was on Day1!
Check out the links below for some items that will help you get started with your “Homework Station”!
Here’s to a great school year!
Kait (Beebe’s Blogger)