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Reusing school supplies?

Posted by on May. 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Question: Do you reuse old school supplies?

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yes because it is just smart that way

hell no its tacky!

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I wonder how many moms reuse the last year school supplies??

my son has had the same pencil box two years in a row and he will most likely use it again. its not broken and looks new. same goes for their backpacks and his eraser and scissors.


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silverdawn99
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

BUMP!

lenashark
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Yes, anything we can. I don't see how thats tacky, its just not being wasteful, why buy something when you already have it. 

SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Dd will use the same backpack, lunchbox, and a few supplies.

idunno1234
by Gold Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Of course we will reuse them.  Why would we buy new when unnecessary? 

The last thing American children need is to be taught that we can throw perfectly good stuff away just because we would rather have new stuff.

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM
I would have reused them, but my son never brought them back home. One year, he even left his backpack there!! He's in high school now & the younger kids are homeschooled.
Kaelaasmom
by Katie on May. 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

 Anything that is still in usable condition and meets the new teacher's requirements will be reused.

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Clubpenguin
by Silver Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM
I find that girls want new supplies but boys don't care.
tennisgal
by on May. 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Sure, why not??

silverdawn99
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM

my oldest would do that also if we didnt remind him

Quoting almondpigeon:

I would have reused them, but my son never brought them back home. One year, he even left his backpack there!! He's in high school now & the younger kids are homeschooled.


Barronbaby
by Brandi on May. 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Some we reuse whats not broke.
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