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6 Best Back-to-School Posts to Start the School Year Off Right

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The back-to-school season can very well feel like its own unofficial holiday. It's a new school year filled with new adventures and growth. Whether your children are in grade school or college, there’s always a list of things that need to get done before they head back. To help, we put together 6 of our favorite back-to-school posts for some tips and inspiration.

1. Re-think Those New School Supplies

Cereal box organizer

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Getting your child ready for the new school year sometimes doesn't come cheap. With new school supplies, new clothes, and whatever else catches your child's eye, it's nice to consider some DIY projects for the smaller things. Have you ever considered using leftover soup cans as a DIY desk organizer? They can be completely customized to fit your style and serve multiple purposes! Even cereal boxes can look like a file organizer with some glue and a little creativity. It's a great way to save money and give your recycling a purpose.

2. Easily Tackle Those Dirty Sports Uniforms

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Are your kids active sports players? That means with a new year school year comes new sports schedules, new games, and more dirty uniforms you have to wash. Unlike your children's regular school clothes, sports uniforms require a little more TLC. For starters, have you considered airing out the uniforms before washing them? Or for tough grass stains, to use water and rubbing alcohol to get it out? It's these helpful tips and more which will save you time and frustration in the end, keeping equipment clean and well stored.

3. Save Big on School Supplies, Hair Cuts, and More

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You don’t have to be from Houston to find these 5 tips helpful. If you’re getting your child ready for the new school season, you’d be surprised where hidden deals may lie. You can get everything on your child's school supply list and more by looking for cheap school supplies. Certain apps can even help you compare prices among different stores to find the best deals. Other things to consider such as immunizations for your child, you can find either at low-cost or for free at local organizations. It's the little things that add up!

4. Maximize the Space of Your New Dorm Room

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Heading to college for the first time this year? Or maybe you're a returning student? Either way, a new school year means a new dorm room to organize. Space can get cramped quickly when you're trying to fit yours (and your roommate's) things in close quarters. With a little creativity and quick thinking, the right dorm setup can find you with more space than you thought, making everyone's lives that much better. Consider these dorm room hacks as a start.

5. Dealing with Homesickness in College

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Change can be tough to deal with, especially when it means completely changing your surroundings and your routine. If after you settled in for the new school year and you find yourself feeling homesick in college, you're not alone. Many students report feeling homesick and that's okay. While everyone handles new life changes differently, these 5 tips may help you figure out what works best for you.

6. Turning a Cigarette Tax into New Textbooks

If you haven't seen this heartwarming tale of Michael Dupree, click play now. As an account manager for an educational textbook company, Mr. Dupree has seen first-hand just how transformative new textbooks can be for students. When he made his largest sale to the Philadelphia School District, he didn't realize what he was about to get into. Paid for by the money generated from the city's cigarette tax, Mr. Dupree found himself receiving 24 pallets delivered right to his storage unit at the Callowhill Street CubeSmart in Philadelphia. It's a reminder to never take education for granted, and you never know what you're going to learn next. You can read the full story here.

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