Back To School Essentials

All your Back to School Needs


Melissa Drews

7/22/20233 min read

As the summer days begin to wind down, it's time to shift gears and prepare for the exciting new school year ahead. Whether you're a parent getting your kids ready or a student stepping into a new grade, being well-prepared is the key to starting off on the right foot. From backpacks to notebooks, pencils to lunchboxes, we've got you covered with this comprehensive guide to getting stocked up on all the essentials for a successful back-to-school season!

  1. Organize Your Supplies:

Before hitting the stores, take inventory of last year's school supplies. Sort through what can be reused and what needs replacing. Creating a checklist will help you stay organized and avoid any last-minute rushes. Back To School Checklist

  1. Make a Back-to-School Shopping List:

Having a clear shopping list will keep you focused and prevent overspending. Include must-haves like backpacks, binders, notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers, and highlighters. Don't forget to add any specific items requested by your child's school.

Here are a couple of my favorite Ideal products:

Some Cute finds:

  1. 3PCS Girls Backpack, 15" Sequin Unicorn Bookbag with Lunch Box, Kids Preschool School bag for Elementary Students - Pink

  2. 3PCS Unicorn Backpack for Girls, 16" Sequin Prechool Elementary Bookbag and Lunch Box

  3. 3PCS Kids Backpacks for Girls, 16" Little Kid Mermaid Sequin Preschool School Bookbag and Lunch Box

  4. Dinosaur Backpack for Boys, 16" Preschool Bookbag and Lunch Box for Elementary Kids

  5. Kids Backpack, VONXURY Lightweight Water Resistant School Backpack for Girls Toddler Cute Bookbag for Boys

  6. Roots 2023 Essential 3-in-1 Matching Water Resistant Kids Backpack and Lunch Bag Set with Bonus Pencil Case

  7. 4 Pack Bento Lunch Box - BPA-Free Reusable Bento Box Kids Adult - 3-Compartment Meal Prep Container with Lids

  8. Kishilly Bento Lunch Box for Kids/Adult, Microwavable Kids Bento Box Lunch Containers with Lunch Bag Cookie Cutters Fruit Picks Silicone Cup Reusable Storage Bags for School,Work and Picnic (Blue)

  9. Bentgo Kids Prints Leak-Proof, 5-Compartment Bento-Style Kids Lunch Box - Ideal Portion Sizes for Ages 3 to 7 - BPA-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Food-Safe Materials (Dinosaur

  1. Plan for Lunchtime:

Don't overlook lunchtime essentials! Stock up on reusable lunchboxes, water bottles, and food containers to pack healthy and sustainable meals for your child. Encourage them to get involved in meal planning for more enjoyable lunches - Incorporated within our meticulously crafted Meal Planner is a School Lunch Tracker, providing you with a professional and comprehensive tool to facilitate seamless and effective planning for your daily meals, ensuring optimal organization and preparation

  1. Shop Smart with Deals and Discounts:

Keep an eye out for back-to-school sales and discounts to stretch your budget further. Many stores offer special deals on school supplies during this time of year, so take advantage of the savings.

  1. Personalize Supplies for Inspiration:

Let your child's creativity shine by personalizing their supplies. Decorate notebooks, binders, and pencil cases with stickers or markers to add a touch of inspiration and uniqueness.

  1. Don't Forget Tech Accessories:

For older students, consider tech essentials such as laptop sleeves, headphones, and USB drives. These accessories are essential for a smooth digital learning experience.

  1. Prepare a Homework Station:

Set up a dedicated homework station at home with all the necessary supplies within reach. This creates a conducive environment for focused studying and helps in staying organized.

  1. Encourage Goal Setting:

Use the back-to-school season as an opportunity to discuss goals and aspirations for the upcoming year. Encourage your child to set achievable targets and motivate them to work towards their dreams.


With the right preparation and stocked-up essentials, you and your children can embark on a successful and enjoyable back-to-school journey. Embrace this time as an opportunity for growth, learning, and new experiences. By being prepared and having everything in place, you'll set the stage for a memorable and rewarding academic year ahead. Happy learning!