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How to Get the Most Out of Your Back-to-School Budget

Mom.me Logo By Cheyenne Cheung of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 10: <p>Ask your kids if they have a favorite <a href="http://mom.me/parenting/3156-10-best-backpacks/">backpack</a> or pencil case, more often than not, they'll be willing to reuse it for the next school year, making your shopping list one or two items shorter. Usually cloth bags can be machine washed, but if made from another material, they can be cleaned by hand with warm water, dish liquid or detergent, and a gentle brush.</p><p><b><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/follow/momdotme/">Love this? Follow us on Pinterest.</a></b></p><p>Image via <a href="https://www.everlane.com/collections/womens-backpacks/products/womens-twill-backpack-reverse-denim-black-leather%20">Everlane</a></p>

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Ask your kids if they have a favorite backpack or pencil case, more often than not, they'll be willing to reuse it for the next school year, making your shopping list one or two items shorter. Usually cloth bags can be machine washed, but if made from another material, they can be cleaned by hand with warm water, dish liquid or detergent, and a gentle brush.

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