I’m in the midst of getting all our books in order for our school start date this coming Tuesday. Believe it or not, there is some actual method to the madness you see here. Actually, this is AFTER several piles were cleared away.
Today I wanted to share a tip that I’m sure many of you know, but I hope is new to some of you. It’s a great and inexpensive way to save great books or texts that have pages falling out of the binding. In this instance, I found an inexpensive Writer’s Express book (love thrift stores!) that my son will be using this year. Unfortunately, many of the pages were falling out, or had been taped lopsidedly back in. (I wish I had thought to take a before picture.) No problem! I simply took it to my local copy shop and had them cut off the binding and coil bind it. For a total cost of $4.50, I have a perfectly usable book. (The cost is based on how thick the book. These are about 1″ thick.)
Honestly, the books are actually nicer when coil bound, because they can be fully opened as well.
Do you have any money-saving tips for back-to-school?