The end of summer is drawing near. As much as I love the vacation time, popsicles, slip & slides and s’mores in the backyard (and all the other things that make up summer) I’m ready for school to start.
My kids have been driving me CRAZY.
And I know I’m not the only one!
I’m so ready for a routine, early bedtimes and the fun of back to school shopping!
Along with back to school shopping for clothes and supplies, I’ve been making a list of items I need to restock my pantry.
Did you know you can help your school by clipping Box Tops for Education from everyday items? Reynolds Kitchens and Hefty products both offer Box Tops, what an easy way to stock up and help out!
I grabbed the slow cooker liners because my crockpot is a lifesaver during the school year. I love the set and forget method of cooking! Plus using the liners makes for easy clean up. Can’t beat that!
I also bought Hefty trash bags and foam bowls. I don’t know about you but we’re in declutter mode over here and will probably need every trash bag we can get our hands on!
Okay so here’s the real question…
Anyone else feel guilty at the beginning of the school year because you can’t or don’t sign up as a volunteer? I’ve always felt guilty for not helping out the school as much as I thought I could.
I’d be over it by the middle of the school year, of course!
But still! The fact that I’m missing out on volunteer opportunities (because of work) and fun ways to help out the school always weighed on my mind at the beginning of the school.
I don’t feel guilty anymore though. I know that I’ll surely help when I can, I donate extra items like tissues and party stuff every year. And I clip Box Tops like it’s my full time job.
But remember it’s not my full time job, otherwise I’d be volunteering at the school. You know, in an “ideal world!”
I keep a little plastic baggie with a small pair of scissors and Box Tops attached to the side of my fridge with magnets. When it’s full or the kids bring home those sheets to fill up, we grab the bag and donate those perfectly-cut-by-mom Box Tops.
Here’s some positive thinking for you while you’re out shopping: May the lines be short & the savings be tall!
Enjoy the rest of the summer, friend!
And don’t forget to enter the Reynolds Kitchens + Hefty Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes, starting now through August 29th, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 daily instant-win prizes and 1 of 5 grand prizes for $1,000 Box Tops for your school!
What’s your method for keeping track of Box Tops? Let me know in the comments.
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