School supplies you didn't think to stock up on

It’s that time of year again...time to round up the school supplies. We know your school has issued lists upon lists of what your child needs to have for the first day. We’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to talk about the stuff that will make everyone’s life better, easier, and happier. These are things that may not be on your school supply list. While you’re out hitting Target, or scrolling Amazon, pick up a few of these things to make your school year easier.


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Things that may be on the school supply list (but that are better than the store brand):


Ticonderoga Pencils. Seriously...they’re the best pencils you can buy. Your child and their teacher will thank you.


Five star binder. This binder has an accordion file in front and a handle which makes it my number one choice any time I need a binder.


Hi-Polymer erasers. WAY better than the pink ones.


Mesh pencil bags. Being able to SEE what’s in the bag goes a long way in helping your child stay organized.


Binder dividers with pockets for quick organization


Plastic folders that won’t rip


Posterboard for the whole year (25 sheets). No more rushing out at 8pm.


Extra glue sticks for the teacher. She needs them.



Life hacks and organization:


Magnetic bookmarks for keeping track of the textbook index, helpful pages, and where the homework is


Caddy to keep track of at-home school supplies


Six pack of mini hand sanitizers (because you know they will get lost)


Fancy lined notebook to take notes about the school year (think teacher conference, phone calls, concerns, dates, etc.) get a bright color so it doesn’t get lost.


Pillow spray to help you or your child destress and get into you new sleep routine (remember essential oils and sprays with scents aren’t a great choice for everyone - use caution)


Fridge calendar to keep track of everyone’s activities


Visual timer - great for helping kids focus on homework for a set amount of time.


Charging station for phones and school devices.


Air horn...you know...for when they won’t get out of bed


Multiple lunch containers. Because we know they won’t always make it home.


What would you add to the list?


Blogs you may be interested in:

Save Serious Cash on School Supplies

Do these five things now for a better school year

Does my child need a tutor? Three common signs


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