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Top 5 Sustainable Money-Saving Strategies for Back-to-School and Work Essentials

  • , by Circonomy
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In today’s economy and with the rise in cost-of-living, savvy shopping is not just a choice; it’s a necessity. Discover Circonomy’s guide to smart, sustainable shopping without stretching your budget for back to work and back to school essentials. 

As the summer break winds down and the new school and work year looms, parents, students and professionals alike face the daunting task of back-to-school and back-to-work shopping. And post holiday season – your bank account might be feeling the pinch!

In today’s economy and with the rise in cost-of-living, savvy shopping is not just a choice; it’s a necessity.

Discover Circonomy’s guide to smart, sustainable shopping without stretching your budget.

 

  1. Plan ahead

Planning ahead is key to avoiding overspending. Before you start shopping, assess what items you already own that could be used for school or work. Check your rooms, office, study areas, bags, and any other spaces where you might have stored essentials. You'd be surprised at what you already have!

 

  1. Reuse and Recycle

That’s right – we recommend reusing and recycling your previous year’s supplies! According to Ecovoice (2022), 9.4% of school supplies that are in good or usable condition are put in the bin. Those unfinished notebooks, unsharpened pencils, binders and folders filled with old printouts that you no longer need – these are all perfectly good supplies just waiting to be used again! Join the upcycling trend that's redefining resourcefulness in the school and office landscape.

  

  1. Shop renewed and refurbished

Choosing seconds first is a great way to get quality products for less – especially for tech and office furniture! You can get desks, chairs, laptops, mobile phones, printers and much more school and work essentials at great prices – sourced from retailers and manufacturers with dormant stock or from sustainable defits. So while you’re saving money, you’re also saving the planet!

 

  1. Choose quality over name-brand

Productivity doesn’t need to be slapped with an expensive price tag! Often generic, store-brand or bulk buys can be just as good as the more expensive brands – and cost much less! Things such as paper, notebooks, and pens can be shopped more affordably. Plus, when you invest in quality over quantity – you'll find that your purchases last longer, saving you money in the long run.

 

  1. Embrace circular shopping

By shopping circular, you can access a wide variety of high-quality products at affordable prices. These goods still have much to offer and could be the perfect fit for someone in need of functional, quality products. From office supplies and stationery to quality joggers for your kids' sports activities or your commute to work, you can implement all the tips above and stretch your budget even further!

 

Make a plan, tackle the back-to-school and back-to-work shopping challenge with these tips so you can save the most and help the planet along the way!


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