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Save Money on Printing Costs in Your Homeschool

Printing out your digital curricula, assignments, eBooks, planners, and research for your homeschool can add up quickly. And if you’re like me, you’d rather spend more money on curricula than on printing. Here are some tricks and tips to help you save money on printing costs in your homeschool.

Change Print Settings

In your printer’s settings, choose “fast” mode, lowering the quality of the print and using less in. It’s still readable enough for your kids to complete their homeschool work.

Use Less Paper

Besides printing on both sides of the paper (which, let’s face it, can be difficult or even impossible on some printers), you can choose to print two to four “pages per sheet.” This can be an especially good choice for reading material.

Use a Different Font

Not all fonts are created equal – some use more ink than others. To use the least ink possible, download the Ecofont font.

Print a Webpage without the Ads

If you’re printing out a web page, use the Print What You Like website. It’s a free service that eliminates ads and creates a printer-friendly version of the page that saves on ink and paper.

Fool the Printer

When the printer tells you it’s empty, take out the ink cartridge and put it back in again. If it’s a laser printer, give it a good shake first. Of course, this won’t work forever, but it can often let you eke out a few more printouts.

Don’t Print

Rethink printing. Do you really need to print it? Your could fill out the answers to worksheets on a tablet with Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar free app. And eBooks can be read on a tablet, reader, or laptop. There are many benefits of a paperless homeschool, including saving money and space and reducing clutter!

Buy Brand Compatible Ink Cartridges

The Staples store offers Staples brand ink cartridges that cost less and are designed to be used for each specific brand and style printer.

Change your Printer

Get a new printer, such as a laser printer, which use toner cartridges instead of ink. Or banish cartridges forever with an EcoTank printer. These printers have tanks that you refill instead of cartridges – the refills save you about 80 percent on the cost of ink. EcoTank printers come with enough ink to last about 2 years (5200 colour or 6500 black and white pages). We need a new printer and I’m seriously considering an EcoTank. I used to refill printer cartridges myself, by boring a hole in them and using a refill kit, but it was a real hassle and doesn’t work with some cartridge brands.

Do you have more tips to save money on printing costs in your homeschool? Please let me know in the comments below.

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  • 12 eBooks
  • 11 eCourses
  • 12 videos
  • 7 printables & workbooks (that you can use the above tricks to print out affordably!)
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Laughter,

Kimberly

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Homeschoolers Save with Groupon Coupons

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Homeschoolers Save with Groupon Coupons

Is saving money important to you? It is for many homeschoolers, including me! Value Village is one of my favourite stores to shop for clothes for my family. Buying used is a great way to save and I love sales! When I go grocery shopping, I always check my various apps to see which products I can get discounts and cash back on. But what about other stores, trips (including homeschool field trips), and homeschool courses? Groupon Coupons to the rescue!

I have happily saved on local museum entrance fees through Groupon Coupons to give my kids some fun, frugal, and educational homeschool field trips. I’ve also shopped for Christmas presents using their coupons. Before you go shopping, you can search by store to check out the current deals. Also on the Groupon Coupons website, type in your city (or the city you want to travel to) in the search bar to see all the deals on shopping, local services, and things to do.

Check out the online course deals available on Groupon Coupons right now, from violin, piano, guitar, kids’ 3D printing and modelling courses and more, wow! I didn’t even realize these kinds of courses were available until now, so I encourage you to browse the site thoroughly.

Don’t worry U.S. readers, you can save too, even at popular stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s!

Check out Groupon Coupons on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with their latest news.

How do you save money in your home and homeschool? Have you used Groupon Coupons? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

 

Kimberly