I am a terrible, terrible shopper. By which I mean I can’t pass a mall without breaking into a cold sweat. Department stores give me the shakes (do they REALLY have to be that big?), and malls at Christmastime? My worst nightmare.
But sadly, after trying to squeeze my 8 year old into 5T jeans (for the 3rd year in a row), I realize that I can no longer avoid back to school shopping this year. Nope…it’s got to be done, and as right now is tax-free week, it has to be done now. Right now. I can do this!!!! (This is me giving myself a pep talk).
As a horrible shopper, I can’t be unleashed without both a very specific list of items and stores. And as a horrible spender, I also like to have a list of current sales. Here’s my list for local back to school shopping in Fairfield County: