January can sneak up on you in more ways than one. The lighter traffic lulls you into a false sense of calm, the lack of extracurricular activities means you mistakenly think ‘me-time’ is a viable part of your daily routine… and then bam: the bills hit.
The bills! Car rego, anyone? Oh and school fees, big gas and electricity bills and every other untimely cost seems to present itself to you all at once, just when you thought you could cruise through life in holiday mode. And all of this after the frantic pace and mounting costs of December.
Then, just to top it off, the back-to-school list arrives.
The items on the brightly coloured paper seem innocent enough, until you get out your (overpriced) calculator, and boy, do they add up quickly.
It doesn’t have to be that way. What if we told you, you could knock off all your back-to-school items in one place, for under $100? We kid you not. At BIG W you can do just that. Here’s the back-to-school list I managed to tick off.
Most schools prefer to use their own suppliers for a lot of your uniform requirements, but there really is no need to pay their prices for the basic items you can get yourself.
Stock up on great staples at BIG W such as these two-pack Emerson polos at $4 – that’s a $6 saving – and shorts and skorts for $8 each with a great saving of $4.