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4 weeks until I gain my freedom.
4 weeks until I can do whatever I want…within reason.
4 weeks until routines and organization.
4 weeks until meetings and volunteering.
4 weeks until SCHOOL STARTS! *throws confetti* *pours mimosas* *does happy dance*
This might seem a little premature, but with three kids being in elementary school summer has been a struggle. We’ve gone to the park and the pool. We’ve hit the beach and the library. Two thirds of the kids did a week of summer camp to hone their acting abilities. We did Cow Appreciation Day, Fourth of July picnics, taken the Beanboozled Challenge, and gone Pokemon GO hunting. We hit the $1 movie special EVERY Tuesday and have played video games until our eyeballs are ready to explode.
They need to go back and I need a nap!
I have 4 weeks to gather supplies. The countdown is on!
There are a ton of supplies to buy this year (8 boxes of crayons!). Not to mention the backpacks and sneakers and clothes that fit so I am simplifying my school supply shopping as much as I can! Hello online shopping!
The other morning I woke up to an email from Amazon telling me that they have school supply lists online now. This excited me greatly. While some things are going to be cheaper in store, there are still a handful of school supplies that are better bought online.
School supply lists can be found in the “Lists” drop down right next to your cart. So I logged into my account to see if anyone had uploaded our lists yet. They hadn’t, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and upload them for the whole school like the good PTA Secretary that I am.
Making Your Supply List
I was a little nervous about finding all of the supplies for the entire school, but the list creation was really simple. There are organized categories for the commonly added items and a search bar for those rare exceptions.
After you add your supplies to the list you can change the quantities or even add a comment. Many of our lists require 2+ of many items (sanitzer, tissues, etc) or that an item is brought in by only the boys or only the girls.
That’s it! Once everything is added to your list hit publish and it will appear when your school is searched.
Once you are ready to purchase Amazon gives you the option to add the entire list, or only the items you need to your cart. This is fantastic because with one kid I need everything, but with another I only need a few items.
I love Amazon Prime! Not only am I going to be able to do some Back to School shopping in my PJs with an adult beverage in hand, but I will get free shipping. Hopefully this year we will be all set for the start of school before Meet the Teacher.
Have you started your Back to School shopping? When do your kids go back? Are you going to be joining me for mimosas, or will you be wiping away tears in the drop off lane?
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