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Homeschool Convention Tip #4

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Homeschool Convention Tip #4


Homeschool Convention Tip #4


What to take with you is the subject for homeschool convention tip #4.  You will not want to take too many things, since you will be carrying packages and so forth.  Yet there are items, which will make your homeschool convention experience more pleasant.


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The most important thing for you to take to a homeschool convention is precise directions and a map of the convention location.  It is frustrating enough to maneuver through heavy traffic in large and unfamiliar cities; getting lost is even more exasperating.  

A pad of paper and a pen will be helpful for taking notes during the keynote address and workshops.  I use a clipboard that opens up.  The compartment is great for keeping receipts and other items for easy acceptability.  

Bring along snacks and bottles of water, especially if you are taking your children along.  This will help keep the food expenses lower.  It is wise to first check if outside food and drinks are acceptable in the convention hall.

Of course, you will need money.  Cash is helpful for paying vendors who own smaller businesses because they may not have the capability of processing credit cards.  Taking a large amount of cash is not advisable for obvious reasons so you will need your checkbook or debit card.  

A collapsible cart or a small suitcase with wheels to carry your purchases is very handy to take with you.  If you do not have a cart or an extra suitcase, use a roomy tote bag.  A small suitcase works great for me.  I have one with a outer zippered pocket where I keep my billfold handy.

Often vendors offer drawings for free products.  To avoid having to fill in your name and address multiple times, take labels or business cards with the appropriate information.  You can easily make the labels and business cards on your home computer.  

Leave a comment to share something else others should take with them on a homeschool convention

Please join me the next time for the Homeschool Convention Tip #5.

Blessings, Angie




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Angie McFarren

Angie McFarren is a homeschool mom of 1 high school student and graduated another who is now attending college. She has homeschooled them since they were in K and Pre-K. Angie is passionate about homeschooling and enjoys Helping Other Parents Educate. She is a Homeschool Consultant and the author of Educate the Home Educator Crash Course. Angie is also on the See the Light Art Curriculum team.

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