I love this time of year for many reasons, not the least of which is back to school shopping.
And I don’t mean for my kids, necessarily. I mean for me.
Today I went to Dollar Tree and picked up a few items that I know are on the shelves there this time of year.
For only $1, I picked up a pocket day planner calendar. It runs from July 2011-December 2012. I love the format and size. It’s so simple yet perfect for me to tote between work and home. The same thing at Staples is selling for at least $10.
I also found a large desktop battery-powered calculator. The buttons are big and the display is big. It’s not scientific; it’s just super-simple. I love it. I usually use my calculator on my iPhone or the computer, but this is really handy to pull out for quick access.
I picked up a package of knock-off Sharpies (multi-colored) and dry erase pens. Score!
Now is the best time to get super deals on pencil boxes, glue sticks, tape, and notebooks. I try to stock up on these items, too, for us to use all year long.
What do you love most about back to school shopping?
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