Stocking Up on School Supplies for You

By | August 2, 2011

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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Mary Bernard is a Nashville-based writer and mother of three. She's worked in a variety of corporate and creative environments, but none is more comfortable than the dining room table in her own home. Mary loves to help moms discover God's unique call to look in their own houses for their priorities, passions, and provision.

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