Last year I ran a series on this blog that highlighted over 52 ways to shop at your local dollar store for holidays, gifts, home decor, and more. With the dollar store’s variety of items and fairly priced merchandise, it is always on my weekly shopping list! With the back to school season here, it should be the first stop on your list to get those school supplies on a budget.
I normally buy school supplies at another store and stock up for the year, but I knew that the local dollar store would have comparable items at a reasonable price. I researched a few school supply lists of my friends and family, and I noticed that some of the items were a bit interesting this year. From plastic sandwich bags to baby wipes, I had to stock up on cleaning supplies, pencils, and even sponges.
Back to School Shopping List
- Zipper bags in both quart and gallon
- Composition notebooks
- Folders in red, blue, and yellow
- Baby wipes
- Magic Erasers
- Disinfectant wipes
- Dry erase markers
- Sheet protectors
- Pencil case
- Paper towels
All of these items can be found at your local dollar store first!
You can also use these bags to pack your back to school lunches! To plan your lunches and dinners, start off with these printables. There are two lunch versions. One is blank and one has ideas for lunch menu items. Some mornings I’m totally not with it, so it is nice to have a few ready-made ideas for lunches. I can just pack and go. I compiled a list of some of my family’s favorite lunch ideas that are easy to pack. We love fresh veggies like peppers or carrot sticks and main courses include simple sandwiches of hummus with pita bread.
What is on your back to school list? Consider stocking up on budget-friendly supplies and donating them. It’s important to give back when we can.