Back to School for parents of older kids, like some of my siblings, means stocking up on everyday needs to last several months in one trip. BJ’s is a GREAT place to head for back to school shopping because you can stock your kid up on the things s/he will be needing until their first ‘break’ and not worry that they will run out of soap, deoderant…toilet tissue…or snacks! My niece and sister have been shopping to get my niece ready for her freshman year of college I don’t know how many times and I know most of what they’ve purchased could be found at BJ’s in one trip- and likely at a huge savings for them!
I have to say right here and right now that I am jealous. What I see available for back to school now is so far from what was available to kids now. We had egg crate pads for our mattresses, and they weren’t very comfortable, plus very easily fell apart. The mattress pads and memory toppers for beds that are available now are light years ahead of what we had- one might even be able to get a restful night’s sleep on those comfortable toppers! Plus, the sheets and bedding options are a very far cry from the limited “twin XL” bed-in-a-bag options in the early nineties when I was shopping. [click to continue…]