While I love school supplies, I dread shopping for school supplies with my kids every fall. Trying to decipher the supply lists from their school, while navigating the busy aisles of the store, and trying to convince my daughter that she doesn’t actually need the $50 briefcase of scented, sparkly markers makes me a little stabby. Add all of that to the continuing uncertainty around the upcoming school year, and the whole situation is daunting. I am hoping to limit as much of the chaos as I can with this printable checklist for school shopping. I can completely personalize the list for each child, so we know exactly what we need before we head to the store.
PRINTABLE CHECKLIST FOR SCHOOL SHOPPING
WHAT YOU NEED TO PRINT THE BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST
I was originally going to make a list of all the different school supplies that your student may need for back to school, but I realized what an impossible task that would be. No matter what your child’s school year is going to be like this year — in school, online, or homeschool — you can customize this list to suit your needs.
I created a list where you can write down each of your children’s individual lists for yourself. Then check each item off as you purchase them. Keep the blank PDF saved to your hard drive so you can print off new copies at the beginning of every school year.
SAVING THE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST
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HOW TO USE THE PRINTABLE SCHOOL CHECKLIST
First, save the PDF to your hard drive to a folder where you will be able to easily find it again later. I like to have a special folder for organizational checklists on my hard drive to keep them all together. Next, print the checklist onto high-quality printer paper — one checklist for each child. I like to use the best quality setting on my printer so that the PDF prints crisply.
Fill out the checklist (or have your student fill it out!) with all of the items that he or she will need for the upcoming school year. Keep the checklists safe in a binder or folder until all of the school shopping is done so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle. Each time you purchase an item, check it off the list.