Even though my kids are not in school, I still stock-up on school supplies this time of year. Most likely, this is the cheapest you will see tape, crayons, pencils, paper and other items the whole year. Art supplies make great stocking stuffers and donation gifts. Plus many organizations and schools accept donations for kids that are in need.
Best 10 Office Supply Items to Stock up on at Back to School Sales
By: Mrs. Not Made of Money
While the back to school sales are still going on, it’s the perfect time to head down to your local office supply store and stock up on those all-important essential office supplies that you will require throughout the year. This may not be the most exciting shopping trip for you, but it is necessary, so before you head straight for the store, make sure you make a list of what items you will need to see you through the following academic year. If you don’t sit down and make a list of the office supplies that you need, you could find yourself browsing the aisles for hours. Ten minutes making that list could save you 30 minutes in the store, so here is a little help to get you started.
Best 10 office supply items to keep in stock:
1. Spiral notebooks
Spiral notebooks are an absolute must for most people, not just in school, so why not throw in a few extra for around the house? You can always store them and us them next year if necessary.
2. Notebook paper
Notebook paper is a definite buy, it is often used in schools; but decide which sort you want to purchase, as you can get it in many colors, blue, red, purple, etc. It is usually best to get lined notebook paper instead of blank paper for easier writing.
Everyone needs pencils, so why not check out how much a whole box will cost you rather than just two or three? If you buy a whole box, it will save you having to go back for more in a few weeks when you have either lost them or chewed them to bits.
Glue is not always needed, but is something that is good to have in stock ready for when it is necessary; so buy one or two, but don’t get too many or they may sit in the cupboard for a while and dry.
5. Portfolio folders
The price of portfolio folders can vary quite a bit, so make sure you’re getting a good deal before you buy and if so, throw in a couple of extras.
6. Colored pencils or crayons
Colored pencils or crayons are usually needed. Don’t just go for the cheapest colored pencils, as I find that paying a little extra for a good quality colored pencil is definitely worth it. The quality and color of such pencils are much greater than those of cheap ones.
7. Colored pens
Colored pens are also needed, but it depends on the age of the child, as younger children may not use them a great deal.
Rulers are a must and one should probably buy a pack of 5 or more, as they often get snapped or lost.
You can never have enough staples, but again, how many are required depends on the age of the child. Younger children may not need them.
10. Invisible tape
Invisible tape is a must have, as everyone has a use for it; and it always comes in handy at birthdays and Christmas if there is any left!
When it comes to back-to-school supplies, buying a few of these items in bulk can save you a lot of money in the long run!
Best 10 Office Supply Items to Stock up on at Back to School Sales was reprinted with permission from NotMadeofMoney.com
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