It’s amazing how fast the summer is flying by. It’s already time to think about back to school supply shopping for the kids. I know some of your kids have already had to go back. I can be a bit of a procrastinator, so I really appreciate the extra couple of weeks that I get to finish getting everything together. With three kids, not only do these supplies add up, but it’s also time-consuming. I have found that it’s just easier, and faster, to buy in bulk for some items.
Oriental Trading Co. is one of my favorite places to order items in bulk. They have a huge selection of items to choose from. Whether you are a teacher or parent, you should be able to pick up the basics here on a budget.
This year, I was able to pick up a big chunk of items from the kid’s lists. In fact, this is more than they will need for the year. I don’t see this as a problem because I can either a.) save some for next year, or b.) donate the extra.
I am not personally picky about brand, but some of the schools are. Crayola products are the most requested brand that I see. Oriental Trading carries them in the single pack. No need to buy bulk, unless you want to. Dry erase markers are a must for the teachers, and glue sticks are also in high demand.
My middle school aged son is always in need of erasers and highlighters, and is it just me, or does anyone else never seem to have enough pencil sharpeners hanging around? My kids love to play the “My pencil is dull” card when it’s time to do homework. I am certain that this will not be an issue this school year.
And of course, let not forget the scissors. Every elementary school child needs scissors. These Plastic & Metal School Scissors will work nicely and my kids can pick their favorite color before I donate the rest to the school.
Still needing a few school supplies, or haven’t started shopping yet? Be sure to check out Oriental Trading. You’ll get free shipping on your order of $49 or more. Click here to shop.
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