A great way to save on back to school purchases is to home school. The money can
then be put to real educational experiences.
Child still needs a pair of shoes, undies, socks, clothes. The only thing a
homeschooling child might be saved is that extra pair of shoes to be left at
school for gym. Unless they get the use of the public school gym and need
particular shoes for that. A homeschooling child may spend way more on
curriculum than what a public school child pays in book fees. The
only real school supplies! notebooks and pencils and such cost little. Maybe $20
a kid. Older kids need the special calculators that can be costly. But usually
last three years. The non school supplies like kleenex would also be
something the parents would be providing in a homeschool situation. Backpacks if bought from a high end place can last years. But older ones can
be used as travel and sports bags. It is an exciting time of year.