We all know that you need notebooks and pens to head back to school. However, there’s a lot more things that you can take the opportunity to stock up on. It’s also a great time of year to purge items and clothing you don’t use and to clean out your beauty products. Here are some items I love for the fall.
If you’re looking to decorate a dorm, locker or homework station, decorate with Three by Three’s Magnetic Dry Erase Tiles. The mini wonders do it all…hold papers with a magnet, allow you to keep messages close and keep you organized. Not only are they adorable, but their small, square size allows you to customize them to your space. Use one in a small space, or stack them for a block or adorable organization. Pair them with Three by Three’s Magnet Clips and you’re ready to get organized! These clips are great for holding your lunch money, permission slips, or shopping lists. Keep everyone ready to go, all the time.
If you’re a teacher, or know one, the Really useful Plastic Storage Box (apple shape) is PERFECT for the classroom. It’s not only cheek-pinchingly adorable, it’s super functional. Use this to keep school supplies organized, or to keep personal items tucked away. It’s a great place for erasers, tape, stickers, stamps, and everything in between. Use these for student storage to help them learn organizational skills. If you’re a parent, consider using this as a homework station organizer!
Everyone needs an adorable lunch bag. You don’t get any more adorable than Sea Bag’s Star Lunch Bag. The insulated bag is made of durable, recycled sails. If the sails can stand up to the wind and water, than are no match for your child. The bag is easy to clean and easy to carry. It’s going to the the cutest lunch box in school, I promise. It also comes in a blue anchor print.
You all know Knock Knock has some of my all time favorite office and school supplies. Well their new releases for this fall don’t disappoint. Never use a boring sticky note again. Knock Knock’s AWESOME sticky notes live up to their name. Functional, but adorable, these are must have for students of all ages.
This next item is my favorite. Knock Knock’s Fabulous Plumb Fabulous Book is the most sophisticated notebook you’ll ever use. The leatherette cover is covered with mint green dots. The interior pages are tipped in green and illustrations of socialites from decades ago decorate the inside. You can’t help but feel a little more worldly using it.
Need a little whimsy in your day? Add in Knock Knock’s Whatever note book. It can refer to your state of mind of what you’re keeping in the notebook. Either way, kids of all ages will love this gem.
The old fashioned composition book has been reinvented! Knock Knock’s Hyper-Organized Composition Book is a great place to keep all of your projects, lists, thoughts and even small papers. Get it off your mind and onto paper and this book keeps it all organized.
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BIC® is the name you know and trust for pens and pencils. This year they have some really fun options. Their XTRA-Fun #2 Pencil’s are just that, fun and bright. The lead is extremely strong to avoid breaking. You can find them at Walmart.com. Their Mechanical-Pencils are brightly patterned to show your individuality AND so you can easily find them in your bag. They are available at OfficeDepot.com
Are you ready to have your world rocked? Well them check out BIC’s Brite Liner Erasable Highlighters. Just what they sound like, you can no erase your highlighting marks! Great for kids who are learning how to highlight or to resell college textbooks. You can find these at Staples.com. If you’re on your phone or tablet a lot, get the BIC® Cristal® Stylus. It’s a pen on one end and a stylus on the other. Now that’s organized! Find it at staples.com. Finally, the BIC Atlantis® Ultra Comfort Pen is just a great all around, comfortable pen to use. And it looks good!
You can’t forget the lip protection when heading back to school. Carmex has lots of amazing options including a small “pot”, a stick and a squeeze tube. This is your go to option for fighting off chapped lips and making sure you ALWAYS look your best, even in between classes. Check out everything at MyCarmex.com.
Back to school or back to the office requires a great new backpack. I may be a dork, but there’s not much more exciting to me than a fresh, new, beautiful backpack! Always a classic, Kanken’s backpack is durable and adorable. It’s roomy enough to fit everything you’ll beed for a day at the office, school or the gym. It’s available in oh so many colors, you’ll want one of each. Once you use it, you’ll never use anything else.
These might seem like obvious items, but I wanted to let you know about some of Staples amazing school supplies. This pack of pens is just what you need to last the whole school year through. This is a perfect kit if you have multiple students in your home. It’s also a great thing to gift a teacher at the start of the year. Show they you support them and your child’s classroom! Help students learn organization with Staple’s One Touch Stapler. Because of a handle on the top it’s 60% easier than traditional staplers. This is perfect for a classroom or for your small child’s hands. Make keeping papers together and staying organized easy.
Why use a boring pencil pouch when you can use something like this adorable pouch from Pattern LA? Available in lots of patterns these are fun, versatile and lightweight. Perfect for make-up, cosmetics, sunscreen, pencils and whatever you choose to fill them with! They can be used on their own to carry your cell phone and wallet or they fit perfectly into you bag to carry all of your essentials for on the go and travel! Made of a water resistant and durable poly canvas and lined in our signature hot pink water resistant nylon. Made in the USA.
Never lose anything again with the Mabel’s Labels Stylish Scholars Combo. The labels are perfect for everything from pencils to water bottles to phone chargers. They are cute enough for your student, but sophisticated enough for grown ups too 🙂 This kit includes:
- 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2″ x 5/16″)
- 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 21mm x 10mm (13/16″ x 3/8″)
- 16 Round Labels: Varied
- 2 Personalized Mini Tags: 30mm x 20mm (1-1/4″ x 3/4″)
Never worry about spills again when you use Contigo’s Autospout Flip Chill Water bottle. It’s 10 ounces, just the right size for a little one’s lunch. It keeps beverages cool and leak proof. The water bottle is not only cute, but it’s durable which is great for those spills and drops kids are known to have 🙂 It’s available in pink or blue. The straw is one handed so it’s easy for little fingers to use. This is a great addition to any school bag. Save money and the environment by giving your child a reusable water bottle like this one.
You’re going to need a calculator so why not make it a cute one? Casio’s latest standard scientific calculator features new Natural Textbook Display and improved math functionality. FX-300ES PLUS has been designed as the perfect choice for middle school through high school students learning General Math, Trigonometry, Statistics, Algebra I and II, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Physics. And did I mention it’s adorable?
Instead of buying new folders every few months, use heavy duty plastic folders like these from Jam Paper. They are perfect for putting up with kids’ rough and tumble school days. They are also affordable AND come in lots of colors! (Perfect for grown ups too.)
These plastic zip pouches are not only great for pencils, but they work for everything else kids need to carry now too; headphones, calculators, erasers and sticky notes. They are also a great way to keep a large bag or backpack organized. Use lots of these pouches to contain items. They are colored for style but clear enough to see their contents.
Have your paperclips stick out from the rest with all of the colors and shapes that Jam Paper sells. These are just plain adorable. You’ll love using them!
It’s not a shock that Office Depot sells some amazing back to school supplies. Some of my favorites from their wide selection: Their stylish folders, like this gold dot one, are perfect for fashion conscience college students. Even their rulers are pretty darn cute. If you have to have a pair of scissors on your desk, make them beautiful. I love the mint color on these. No one should start a new school year without these timeless gems; Mr. Sketch Water Color Markers. They are as much fun as you remember and they color great too. Get a set for your child and one for yourself. Vintage fun!
Keep your bag organized and your pencils close with Wildkin’s adorable pencil pouches. They come in patterns that will make everyone from your Kindergarten student to your college kids happy. Their unique zip top design allows you to see everything you have inside and grab what you need quickly. These are great for cosmetics, chargers or toiletries too!
Looking for a great academic planner? Check out the Word Smart Academic Planner from executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, this large-format academic planner is specially designed for students in grades 6-12. It provides a system for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are guided to build a daily study plan, manage their time, set short- and long-term goals, study for tests, and record their successes. They also get tools for evaluating their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths.
- Spiral binding facilitates everyday use.
- Three-hole punched to conveniently fit in a binder.
- Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies.
- Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year.
- Three-year reference calendar (2015-2017) on each monthly page.