It’s that time of the year again, when parents and students are caught up in the back-to-school madness. It’s always an easier process for all parties involved, if you are well informed and prepared. A basic check-list is the best way to stay organised and on top of your game, so we’ve compiled a list of back-to-school must-haves for every student. This list can be tailored to suit students of various age groups and schooling environments.
- Stationary List
Be sure to tackle the stationary list that you probably received from the school toward the end of last year… yes, the one you threw onto that pile of papers in the study.
Once you retrieve this list, check off all the items before blowing your budget on novelty stationary items.
These stationary lists usually include items such as pens, pencils, art supplies, glue, files books, note pads, etc.
- Text books
“Would you ever go to war without a gun? No! So why would you go to school without your text books?” – my 10th grade teacher teacher’s motto.
Lesson learnt: don’t forget to purchase the text books! As much as they are essential, text books can be a pricey purchase.
Alternatively, you should consider purchasing second-hand text books, which are sometimes in mint-condition and a great value-for-money alternative!
- Quirky Accessories
Most students aren’t thrilled by the idea of going back to school, so spice it up by purchasing some weird and wonderful school supplies,
such as fury pencil bags, cartoon themed pens, quirky book and file covers, the options are endless.
This is obvious, but every student should look their best on their first day back at school, and every day after that, to be frank!
You know what they say about first impressions…
- Lunch Goodies
Nothing can lift a student’s spirit at school, like a good lunch or snack. Stock up on those fruit cups, snack bars and peanut butter sandwiches.
Also, why not buy a fun lunch/cooler bag, compact enough to carry around or to fit in a locker or school bag.
- The Bag
Ah, there’s nothing quite like that new school bag feeling! If it’s in your budget, splurge on a new bag.
Ensure that it can accommodate for all those school supplies, as well as being a comfortable fit.
The back-to-school rush can be daunting, but if you follow our simple 6-step checklist, the entire experience will be breeze!
Remember to keep tabs on the All Bags Back-to-school specials to find that perfect bag that you've been looking for!
Happy shopping x