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9am. Monday 13th January. We find our heroine psyching herself up to go out and complete the back to school chores. With coffee under her belt, and bribes dished out, she writes a list and ponders…..

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This week, my goal is to get “back to school” ready. I know some parents who LOVE sorting this out, while others who loathe it.

Me? I am a fence sitter, but I know it has to be done.

The first thing you must do is take an assessment on what survived the previous years. This morning, I inspected the Lunch Box Scenario, and was greeted with this colourful scenario, which I will donate to the CSIRO.

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So we need lunchboxes.

And Pencil cases, HB pencils, pens (someone got their “Pen License”, textas, whiteboard markers, paper, books, drink bottles and a whole heap of other stuff.

And socks. Grey socks. All identical so I can reduce the time spent in the morning trying to find matching pairs.

But before I tootle off to Target, can I share with you one of my pet peeves?

Our school’s uniform shop sells shorts for an astronomical amount, when the same shorts can be bought at this price…

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Just saying…. Click here to order online. 


See you soon!

12.30pm. Our heroine has returned triumphantly from Target with some good advice for all. Let’s see what she has to say….

Ok, so I am done. It took just over an hour. I shopped like a stealth bomber. All of the Back to School stuff was grouped together at the beginning of the store. I ducked and weaved through rows and rows of generic, basic school clothing before locating the Grey Baggy School Shorts. I came across the socks,

3 pairs for 3 bucks? Not dreaming.

The bargain of the century was this stationary pack, which had everything one needs for a fiver….

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I thought that this was an excellent buy for the economically minded.

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And how could ANYONE argue with a brand new set of colouring in pencils to start the year off right! Remember title pages? Do they still do them?

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I went high-end on the lunchboxes because I know that this brand stands the test of time, and games of lunchbox soccer.

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But the top 5 reasons you should consider Target when shopping for all your Back to School needs are as follows.

  1. The Price.
  2. The Quality.
  3. The Range.
  4. The fact that when you lose your kid, the service desk puts out a very thorough description, including name, age and what they are wearing. And they don’t judge you as you run through the store trying to get to the service desk as fast as you can.
  5. The fact that you can get the whole lot in one hit.

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Check out Target’s Back to School range here, where you can also order online and have your stuff delivered. Because life is sometimes too short to drive around looking for a car park, especially if you leave it till the last minute!

We would like to thank you, oh fearless one, for showing how shopping for back to school stuff can be easier than one expects.

To win a $100 Target Voucher, leave a comment telling us what your hot tip is when it comes to getting ready to get the kids back to school.

Are you prepared? Or do you do the night-before dash?

 Australian Residents Only. The Winner will be emailed on Monday 20th January.