From now until the week after Labor Day, students across the country will be heading back to school. As summer vacation is quickly coming to a close, here are some helpful tips for getting ready for the new school year.
Adjust your schedule
With the new school year approaching, kids can no longer stay up late and sleep in until noon. Soon they'll have to wake up early and must get a good night's sleep. It's not recommended to wait until the first day of school to make changes to your bedtime. Rather, you should start going to bed earlier and waking up earlier several days prior to the first day of school to let your body gradually adjust. Along with your sleep schedule, you also want to adjust your mealtimes to coincide with your school schedule. This is particularly important for younger children. If you have young children, help them adapt to their new meal routines of the school day before the school year begins. This includes starting the day off with a well-rounded breakfast.
Stock up on supplies
Every school year students have a list of supplies and books they need for their classes. If you know what school supplies you need before the school year begins, it's best to purchase them in advance. After the school year starts, stores may have a scarce selection of supplies. Before you head out shopping for supplies, make sure you have a list of everything you need. If you need to purchase textbooks, you can save money by buying a used version or renting.
Update your wardrobe
One of the most exciting parts of a new school year is getting to update your wardrobe. In fact, the back to school season is the second biggest shopping season, after Christmas. Similar to shopping for school supplies, make a list of the things you need. Malls and department stores can get very crowded during the back to school shopping season, so consider doing your shopping online. Online shopping is easy, fast and convenient, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. You can find exactly what you're looking for and easily compare prices and deals. At Shopping Blitz you can buy shoes and clothing online for kids, men and women of all ages and get your hands on the season's hottest brands, such as DaKine, DC, 361 and Capezio. Visit us online to update your wardrobe for back to school today!