Back to School Essential Items – How to cut the Costs

Back to school can either mean excitement or dread as pupils enter into the phase of another school year. For many parents it means increased pressure as the economy puts strain on wallets and contributes to the increase in living costs.

As reported by eCNA, this year’s essential school items are increasingly expensive and most parents, especially those living in rural areas, are taking strain in being able to afford these essential school items. With a reported 105 000 Grade One registrants in the Gauteng province alone and 73 000 students getting ready to tackle their high school career in this province, extra mural activities also need to be taken into account. Most parents will take the financial strain to ensure their children receive the education and sporting opportunities they may never have had. However, as a parent you do not necessarily have to bite the bullet to purchase expensive school items. Junk Mail offers thousands of affordable products and with your children being back at school we can help you find some essential school items for far less.


Although many parents will think you will have to buy this brand new, there are many blazers, jackets or track suits out there that maybe have only been worn once or twice and are still in very good condition. Alternatively, you can find retailers that sell these items from either factory shops with minor defaults or in bulk or at discount prices.


The Department of Education has started implementing what they call “paperless” education. This means that sooner than later your child will need to get a tablet for school; either as part of the paperless initiative or in order to do research for school projects. Find your tablet for sale for less on Junk Mail.



There is no need for your child’s sporting talent to put extra strain on your pocket. We have numerous sporting equipment for sale and many of the items are still in very good condition or have hardly been used. From rugby balls to tennis rackets, be sure to browse our extensive category to find exactly what you need for your child’s sports activities.



So for all your back to school needs, remember to visit Junk Mail today and save on unwanted costs.

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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