No back to school series would be complete without a post on school supplies!
You should start with the school supply list if one is available. Many schools now post supply lists on their websites. You can also call the school office and see if one is available. Note that many schools have limited office hours during the summer.
With or without a list, you can be on the lookout for basics like pens, pencils, folders, erasers, scissors, crayons, and highlighters. Don’t just look at the big box stores for deals. Check out other possible sources like craft stores, drug stores, and office supply stores. When you find a really good deal, don’t be afraid to stock up. Folders and pencils don’t go bad. And back to school prices are usually the lowest prices of the year. (I buy my writing notebooks during the back to school sales and get enough to last the whole year!)
Things to keep in mind: