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Back to school shopping can be expensive and time-consuming. With so many school supplies and brand new clothes needing to be bought, it’s time-consuming, a hassle and a low-blow to the budget.
Summer budgets are already tight thanks to kids raising the utility bills and grocery budgets. With your patience running thin the less time you have to take them into a store, the better.
That’s when Amazon comes in handy!
With free 2-day shipping for its prime members and an endless supply of unique products available with just the click of a button, it’s no wonder that a lot of back to school shopping is done online at Amazon.
One of the perks of using Amazon is that you can buy things in bulk. Bulk prices are often cheaper per item than if you were to buy them individually. This is a great way to save money and have supplies in stock to give to the kids throughout the year.
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Check out these awesome back to school things from Amazon!
X-ACTO Ranger 1031 Wall Mount Manual Pencil Sharpener
This pencil sharpener is manual, meaning no batteries or electricity required. The best part is that you can mount it to a wall or desk for extra stability.
Yumbox Original Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container
A leakproof lunch box with multiple compartments up to 1/2 cup in size means that you can easily portion your child’s food and give them enough choices to keep eating.
Simple Modern Reusable Food Pouches 10-Pack 5oz
Not only will this help to reduce the plastic waste from the one-time use pouches you can buy in the store, but they can also help you to save a lot of money. Prepackaged squeeze pouch foods are expensive! Buy a cheap container, fill them yourself, and add in any puree veggies or hidden fruits to make them even healthier if you want.
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack
With so many pencils, you can easily stash a good portion of them away and hand them out throughout the year as needed. You may even get a few years out of this one purchase.
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack
You have to admit that having pre-sharpened pencils is amazing. When you’re rushing to find a writing utensil or figure out where a pencil sharpener ran off too, being able to grab a pencil that is ready is great.
Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Count
Glue sticks never seem to last long enough before they go missing or dry out. Having a 30 count on hand can prove to be a great investment for moments like that.
Blue Summit Supplies Pink Erasers, Bulk Erasers for Art, School, and Office Use, Classroom Set, 36 Pack
Because you can not have too many erasers! This is especially true if you have a toddler in the house.
Novelty Sticky Notes – Yosemy Practical Notepad Self Sticky Notes, 200 Sheets for Home, Office, School
Okay, so you don’t really “need” theses, but I came across them in my searching and thought that they were pretty awesome. It’s also a pretty great deal too!
Student Scissors Paper-Cut Scissors Folding Safety Scissors Travel Portable Scissors Animal Cartoon Scissors for Office and Kid (Unicorn)
Safety scissors are on a lot of back to school supply lists, and they almost all look the same. While you can buy them at Dollar Tree, you can also be more unique with your purchase and get something like these animal scissors. There’s a unicorn, polar bear, puppy, and mouse option.
Star Right Blank Flash Cards – 5 Rings, 1000 Index Cards, 2×3″
This is a HUGE box full of blank flashcards, which makes it perfect for anything and everything! Learning the ABC’s, counting, simple math equations, shapes, colors, etc. Can be good for homeschooling and keeping track of your favorite meal plans and recipes.