It’s that time again… that time when the school holiday is almost over which means it’s time to start preparing for the school year ahead. It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st time doing back to school shopping or 10th time, these tips will help for a smoother shopping experience!
Grab that pen and paper, because you need to make a checklist! No matter how many times you have done back to school shopping, you may know the list by heart but it’s easy to forget in the shopping moment – leave no pencil or book behind! Make a checklist of everything your kids may need, usually the schools will send a list to advise of the necessities such as books and specific stationery but also consider that there are other items such as lunch boxes, shoes, hockey sticks and more.
List done? Great now it’s time to shop, don’t worry you are not alone on this excursion – in fact, you may see some fellow parents on the same adventure as you at Woodlands. The great thing about back to school is that most shoppers are also shopping for back to school and that our stores are more than willing to cater to your needs with amazing specials and deals on their back to school products! It will be hard to miss the January Sales that are happening at Woodlands, take a walk around to check out the specials at your favourite stores – remember saving is smart!
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Books, bags, pens, pencils, a ruler, the list goes on and on but luckily you can find all of this at Woodlands! If you are looking for stationery that is practical and perfect for school, like the stuff that we all grew up with then head on over to CNA for those classic purchases at a great price!
Don’t forget, it may be back to school but it’s also back to work. Grab all the stationery you will need for work as well, make it a fun experience by shopping at Typo. Typo has a delightful range of fun and exciting stationery to cater to your needs and wants – yes, we all deserve a Unipug pen to put in our flamingo pen holder!
If you have a little one who is starting school then you might have noticed that one of the requirements is a tablet, find a great deal on a tablet when you visit Dion Wired and you can even find a protective pouch to go with! It’s always a great idea to also encourage the kids to do some reading on the weekends or after school, which is why we would recommend a trip to Exclusive Books or Bargain Books for some fun, light reading stories.
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Stationery – checked! Tablet – checked! Books – checked!
You may be wondering what’s left – school clothes of course! Shop from uniforms to after school clothes when you do your back to school shopping at Woodlands. Ackermans is the perfect place to visit to find both, they are home to the school Toughees range and they have incredible specials on casual wear. Their great quality means that it will last hours of playtime!
Back to school also means early mornings for you in order to make lunch! Turn this into an easy task by prepping the night before and packing delicious lunchable ideas. We think a trip to Pick n Pay is definitely worthwhile to stock up on fruits, yoghurts, and easy meats that can be added to sandwiches. If you are feeling exceptionally lazy then you can even pack the prepared meals from Woolworths as lunch!
Remember to stay calm when shopping for back to school, plan ahead and be sure to take advantage of all the wonderful sales that are happening this month.