Back-to-School Checklist for Moms

It’s that time again when you and your kids pick out their new school supplies and gear. Hunting for school supplies is always fun, but an exhausting process. Your school will give you a list of the supplies your child needs for the classroom but it doesn’t cover everything you are going to need to make it through a new school year.

Here are a few more necessities you may need based on our experience.

Preschool/Child Care:

  • Toddler/Small Size Backpack
  • Nap Mat or blanket
  • Stainless Steel or Aluminum Reusable Water Bottle
  • Lunch Boxes/Snack Bag
  • Gym Shoes

Grade School:

  • School Size Backpack (Read How to Buy the Perfect Kids Backpack)
  • Lunch/Snack Bag
  • School Supply Bag for pencils, markers, etc.
  • Stainless Steel or Aluminum Reusable Water Bottle
  • Duffle Bag (Essential for after school activities)
  • Fun, Kids Alarm Clock
  • Hand Sanitizer (tubs of it, in fact)
  • Kleenex for backpack
  • Wallet, if needed

Checklist for Moms:

Moms, beware of all the paperwork, after-school activity schedules, school events, and planning you will need to do when your child is back in school. Here are some supplies that will help keep you and the rest of the family on track once school starts.

  • Family Calendar (we like Mom’s Plan-it or momAgenda Brands)
  • Moms Plan it Wall Calendar

  • School Paper Organizers
  • Kids Artwork Storage Folders (You will definitely need a place to store the masterpieces that come home.)
  • Lunch Box Notes to send your love to school
  • Take-Out Menu Organizer (For those nights when no one has the energy to cook)
  • Cold Packs (to keep kid’s lunches cool)
  • Kid’s Reminder Notes
  • All-Out-Of Grocery Pad (Make it easy to remember what to grab at the grocery store when you are on the way home.)

What else should I add to the list?

Read More …
How to Buy the Perfect Backpack
How to Buy the Right Lunch Box
Back to School Saving Tips

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