I get excited each year about back to school sales. Its been a long time since I was a student or since I had to do school shopping for kids, but each year I still love to see the deals that are offered and I try to cash in on some serious savings ! Being in the Arctic doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the savings, there are some great deals available online.

3 reasons to shop school sales without kids
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Don’t have kids and need a reason to browse the deals? Consider this…

1) It’s one of the best times of the year to buy the items that rarely go on sale.

2) The items in the categories we mention below are multipurpose – they can be used at home, in the office, for recreation, or with kids of all ages (not just school age).

3) It’s a frugal way to stock your home/office and get your household organized!

When looking for deals we focus on three main categories for items we will use throughout the year:

1) Home  & Office Supplies

Binders, looseleaf paper, computer paper, binder inserts, page protectors, yearly planners, pens, pencils, post it notes, calculators and highlighters are not just for students!

Trying to get more organized? Pick up some back to school binder deals and use them to keep all your paper work organized! Here are a few binder idea suggestions:

*Household Management (bills, schedules, warranties, user manuals)
*Banking/Investments (Monthly banking, bill payment schedules, bank statements)
*Tax info (receipts, travel ticket stubs, T4s, business/medical expense info)
*Recipes (organize all those little recipes you cut out of a magazine or printed out)
*Emergency Info (Insurance, wills, medical information etc)
*House Sitter Guide (all the info your house sitter will need to know while you are away)
*Pets (vaccination records, medical history, adoption papers, allergies etc)


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2) Back Packs

Backpacks are for more than just school, think of these other uses:

*Carry on luggage*

* Emergency Kit – Go Bag*

* Gym/Pool Bag*

*Kid Activity Kit (bag of toys and supplies for when kids visit)*

*Day Hikes*

*Library Book Bag (Read how the Library can save you up to  $1000 a year)*

3) Art Supplies & Hobbies

It’s not just kids who love art….

*Need a new winter hobby?
Pick up an Art Notebook and some paint or pencils!

*Love colouring?
Stock up on pencil crayons!

*Having kids over?
Have an arts and craft box in your home to entertain them!


It’s true that there are sales all throughout the year, but rarely are these items at a lower price then back to school season. So plan ahead and stock up while you can still save! There are just a few weeks left until school is here and the sales are gone!



*Some links in this post are affiliate links- this does not mean you pay a penny more for the product when you purchase through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find what you might like and if you purchase through the link I make a small commisison for the referral. Thank you for helping support our blog!

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