7 Things to Do NOW To Get Ready For Back-To-School

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Do you get nervous for back-to-school time like I do? When I have a lot on my plate, I get focused and organized in order to be prepared and excited for a fresh start. Thanks to ScriptSave® WellRx, for sponsoring this post and providing inspiration.

Think it's too early to get ready for back-to-school? Never! The time is now to do these 7 simple things, to ensure a smooth start to a new year. AD #WellRx

The thing is, there’s not really a “too early” when it comes to back-to-school prep!

There are many aspects of my life in which I can procrastinate, but this isn’t one of them. Focus and organization soothe my soul! This is a big fall for me. Des will be starting kindergarten! I absolutely can’t believe it. My little boy! He only had a year of preschool, because I had extended his daycare by a year, and I didn’t know if he’d be ready. He proved me wrong by the end of the year – showing an interest in reading, writing, counting, and games. He also is quite skilled at following instructions and sitting/waiting patiently. Who is this big kid? Also, Scarlet is starting third grade!! That’s a BIG KID grade.

Wasn’t her first day of kindergarten just yesterday? Sniff.

This will also be a big year in terms of sports and activities. If you’re part of a busy family like mine, and trying to focus not only on back-to-school, but on starting the year as a healthy, active family, then these seven tips are for you!

1 – Make ScriptSave® WellRx part of your life! Nothing ventured, nothing gained – we downloaded the ScriptSave WellRx discount card from their website and also installed the mobile apps on our phones. This is an incredible way to save money on prescription medications for the entire family. What is it? It’s a comprehensive program that allows people to receive discounts (sometimes significant) on their prescription medications. It’s free to download, and doesn’t require credit card details or a membership fee. This is the time of year to focus on prescription medications for the whole family.

As you move towards the school year, there are certain medications your child may need during the school days.

It’s also a time of year to focus on family health/wellness. ScriptSave WellRx gives you the peace of mind that you’re getting the lowest price available in your area. I used the app to search for discounts where we live in Northampton, MA, and got all the information I needed right there on the screen. No calling around all the local pharmacies to ask what they charge for all the medicines for a family of four! As we have learned, insurance coverage does not necessarily mean low-cost prescription meds. This program lets us know the cash price for our prescriptions – insurance or not. This is useful information.

The ScriptSave WellRx website and mobile app have a fast, easy, FREE price-check tool that works similarly to how we also tend to shop for hotels & airline flights. A few clicks and we see all our local pharmacies/prices at once!

2 – Plan before you shop. This is what I’m talking about! Planning before shopping = saved money. We know that with ScriptSave WellRx, you have nothing to lose, and EVERYTHING to gain. When you’re at the pharmacy getting your prescription medications, you can also be planning your school supplies. Back-to-school sales start in mid-July and peak in August. It helps to protect the family budget to plan ahead. Also assess each child’s clothing needs and develop wardrobe lists for new clothes. Use hand-me-downs and sales wherever possible.

3 – Gather your paperwork. Especially with Des starting kindergarten, we need immunization records, transcripts, physical forms, and of course, prescription medication info. Gather it now, so you’re not scrambling in September.

4 – Do a dry run, or two. How are you children getting to school? When? Will it require two different drop-off times, two different buses, two different parents? Practice that now, because it will be here before you know it and then it’s GO time.

5 – Create calendars/schedules and clean up family systems. Now is the time! And you have so much more time on your hands now, without having to call pharmacies. Create a menu plan, conquer the clutter pile, and create a master schedule.

6 – Plan for wholesome meals. If you’re packing lunches from home, get your supplies ready. Start researching creative/quick/nutritious ideas for making your meals healthier for you, and also fun!

7 – Be active as a family NOW. Right? Des has quite a propensity towards wiffle ball. Scarlet will be joining soccer and Girls on the Run. This is big and inspiring. We should all be getting healthy as a family – ESPECIALLY since we now have affordable access to our prescriptions, and that inspires around the board. Also, though, we should all be active – together and apart – and there’s no reason not to start practicing now, and getting used to the increased activity.

Are you ready to try ScriptSave WellRx? They offer innovative, new and easier ways to help your family’s prescription needs. Download the program here, make sure to use the invite code: camera (of course!), and watch the savings add up!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ScriptSave® WellRx.


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  1. I love apps that give discounts or simply just make life easier for me. It’s gonna be a busy back to school for you for sure but it’s gonna be productive with all the activities you have lined-up.

    It’s crazy because before Reiko’s back to school, I wasn’t so prepared. I was just chill. And that’s because I really thought he would still be in Kindergarten 2, but then his teacher said that he will be moved to 1st grade already and that’s when I panicked. LOL

  2. Those are all great tips. Madison starts school on Monday and the boys the next week, and I still don’t think that I’m ready. We have all the essentials down however. I can’t believe my little one is in Kindergarten. Where did the time go?

  3. Well, I read this too late (as you can tell by last comment). Sorry catching up on blog reading since the kids went back to school today! But i guess it’s never too late. The 16 yearold called me at 5;17 to ask if I bought him any school supplies. I beg your pardon? Um, I don’t recall you asking for any….

  4. We started school this week. Tools to help you organize paperwork and a calendaring system are my go-to musts for establishing a solid start to school.

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