With my oldest going off to University her back to school needs are a little more diverse than when she was simply returning to middle school or high school. Now she is in need of more things than just the ordinary:
Now her back to school purchases have more diverse things added like:
- Her own computer
- A copy of Microsoft Office
- A printer
- Anti-Virus software
- A power bar
- Bed linens and towels
- A return ticket for Thanksgiving
- Living Expenses
- A desk lamp
- A stapler
- A 3 hole punch
- A year’s supply of the necessities of life
- Laundry Detergent
The life’s necessities is an interesting one, it’s not like Waterloo is like Baffin Island, where they only get supplies once a year, so I am not sure why we are buying so much of this stuff, but we are (and transporting it there too).
More School Spending
Of course we have regular back to school shopping for my other two daughters, and luckily my son has not reached the magic school age, but as I have said before September is a month with many very LARGE outputs of money, in many hidden places:
- Fees for courses and such, at a public school?
- Fees for sports
- Bus passes (this year only two, so I am saving there?!?!?)
- Clothing for back to school
- Basketball shoes and sports paraphenalia
- Field trip fees
- Registration for club sports
How much could all of this cost? Try well over $1000 with the sports fees and such added in!
All of this, as my last pay cheque will arrive on September 30th? Sounds like we are going to need a budget, oh Gail Vaz-Oxlade, where are your mason jars?!!!!!
Have a good weekend all, think I’ll be figuring out how many kidneys I can sell on E-bay…