I love the end of summer when stores start carrying all the school supplies. I’m not sure why it excites me but it I have to buy a new box of crayons, tons of notebooks and a pen or two every year.
And the smell of school supplies brings right back to my elementary years and all the wonderful memories I had sitting in a classroom, making memories and learning new and fascinating things with fresh supplies at my disposal.
What I DON’T like this time of year, however, is fighting the crowds of last-minute moms and dads towing their kids down each aisle, weighing their options, trying to check everything off their list.
I know, because I’m usually one of those last-minute moms adding to the mayhem. With three kids and three different lists, that’s a lot of mayhem.
That’s why I am taking the time to help us busy parents, by doing the legwork so that we have the option of staying home and ordering the back-to-school supplies we need instead of having to head out to the packed stores with our little ones.
And with Amazon’s super fast shipping, even if school starts up in a week or two, we should have our supplies in plenty of time!
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(If you know anything about me, I love to save money and have options. Although I prefer to shop Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree for my school supplies, I know not everyone does. I have included links to Wal-Mart in case you’d prefer to shop there since they do not allow me the option to link to individual items. You can check out Wal-Mart’s money-saving options with this link: Shop Smart Savings on Classroom Essentials at Walmart.com!)
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Now, on to the goodies!
KID’S SUPPLY LIST
- Pencils (My girls love these pencils!)
- Wide-Ruled Filler Paper
- 1-Subject Spiral Notebook
- Two-Pocket Folder
- Pencil Box
- School Glue
- Glue Sticks
- Construction Paper
- Pencil Sharpener
- Girls’ Triple Pocket Backpack
- Boys Backpack
- Insulated Lunch Bag
- Rubbermaid Lunch Kit
- Lunch Box Containers
- 4 Piece Cutlery Set
- Contigo AUTOSEAL Water Bottle (This is our family’s favorite brand; its auto-seal feature is perfect for backpacks and classrooms.)
- Shower Caddy
- Dry Erase Calendar Peel & Stick Wall Decal
- Ramen Rapid Cooker (What I wouldn’t have given for one of these!)
- Dorm Essentials Kit (Awesome gift for a graduate!)
- Sewing Aid Emergency Kit
- Space Saving Closet Hangers
- Dorm Room Multipurpose Cleaning Kit
Now that I’m no longer in K-12 or college-aged, that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited or partake in the back-to-school excitement. Especially since I’m still learning and taking courses. I mean, why should the kids have all the goodies this time of year?
Here are some supplies for the office, for the on-the-go parent and some in between:
SUPPLIES FOR THE NON-STUDENT
- Leather Planner (This baby is fully loaded; perfect for the busy parent!)
- Desk Organizer
- Office Supplies All In 1 Combo Set
- Desk Pad Scheduler (Weekly)
- USB Wall Charger 4 Port
- Computer Monitors Screen Acrylic Message Boards
I tried to make this list helpful and comprehensive without dragging on for a few pages. 🙂 There are plenty of items left to add but hopefully, this knocked out the bulk of your supply list. Maybe you were able to add a few things for yourself, as well.
I’m looking forward to a new school year for the girls and extra time to work on my blog. I look forward to bringing you more posts like this, to help make your life easier and more efficient.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer! 🙂
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Kimberly McGraw is the founder of Life Worth the Living, a blog focused on helping mothers live their best life. Her desire is to help moms find purpose in who they are as a person, not just as a mom. Life Worth the Living has been featured in Making Sense of Cents, Outwit Trade and Believe and Create.