It’s officially August, which means summer is winding down and parents are already thinking about getting their kids ready for the new school year, which most likely includes a long list of back-to-school items.
A new survey by RetailMeNot finds that 87% of parents will be shopping for pencils and pens for the new school year, while 86% will be spending their money on clothes, 84% on shoes, 82% on notebooks and 80% on backpacks.
And while some people may love to shop, when it comes to back-to-school items that’s not necessarily the case. The survey finds that 91% of parents say back-to-school shopping stresses them out, with 85% saying money is one of the biggest stressors, specifically how much they spend (50%), finding the best deals (43%) and setting a budget (33%). Other things stressing parents about back-to-school shopping include:
Source: The Business Journal