By the time August rolls around, it's time to start making preparations for a new school year. Even if you don't have children in school, it seems like the calendars in our heads mark this time of year as the "beginning" of the year. Year before last, I was buying school supplies the day before school started and it was a complete nightmare to try and find what I needed. The pushing, the shoving, the scrambling for boxes of colored pencils....those moms out there can be savage. Word to the wise: don't leave your cart unattended because some unscrupulous mother might just swipe it....believe me.
This year, I'm going to be much more organized. Some of you are way ahead of me on this so today's Small Thing will be easy.
Today's Small Thing is to take stock of your school and/or office supplies. That's it.
Well, OK, if you want to take it a step further here's what you can do. If you have school children, print off their supply lists and take note of what you need to get. You could start a basket of things you have left over from last year (scissors, pencil bags etc.) so that they are ready to be added to when you get the rest of the stuff. You could check the sale circulars to plan your shopping excursion.
If you don't have children at home, check out your own "school" supplies. Do you have scissors, tape, paper, envelopes, pens and pencils handy? This is a great time of year to purchase those items because every store has oodles in stock. Make a list of what you need so that the next time you're at the store, you can stock up.
POINTS: 30 for taking stock of your school or office supplies
BONUS: 20 for taking one more step: making a purchase, organizing what you have, or putting a list of what you need into your purse so you'll remember when you're at the store.
If you've already done this for the upcoming year, go ahead and take 50 points for being so organized!
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