At the beginning of every school year, we decide what curricula we really, truly need to purchase for the year. According to statistics, the average homeschooling family spends $500 per child per year on homeschooling supplies. We certainly keep that number down, ourselves! Some of the ways we keep our homeschooling affordable: we use the library, re-useable curricula, free online books and real books (often already on our shelves) instead of textbooks.
If you are homeschooling on a shoestring yourself this year, you may enjoy one of my past posts: Can You Homeschool on a Shoestring? You can also click on “Free Homeschooling Resources” in the sidebar for all sorts of great homeschooling freebies.
So, how do you manage your homeschool budget?