With our calendars flipped to August, it's time to seriously start planning for back-to-school shopping. If you haven't noticed all the sales and end-of-summer clearance items inside your favorite retailer, then you haven't been looking very hard. The month of August is known for selling school supplies like pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, glue sticks and more for cheap but that doesn't mean it's not a headache to go out and buy them.

ThriftyJinxy.com is a great site to just sort through, check out all the deals and stock up because you won’t see prices like these again until next year! Plus it doesn't hurt to buy a couple of these items for your home or office either. According to the site, here are items you can buy now to help save money:

  • Laptops
  • Lunchbox Items
  • School Supplies
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Summer Clothing (Clearance Items)
  • Even Air Conditioners

It’s also a great time to buy dehumidifiers and fans. I know I could use an extra fan in our house since our circulation within it is just horrible. The website has more specifics on what items are dirt cheap right now so feel free to shop around, and alleviate some stress from your back-to-school shopping!

Also see: Several High School are Banning Backpacks this Year