Essential Back to School Stationery – The List

I know the kids have only now broken up from school for the Summer holidays, but everywhere you look in the shops the aisles are full of stationery supplies. When I was young getting all my stationery bits together was one of my highlights of the back to school thing.

Essential Back to School Stationery - The List

In fact only walking through a shop this week brought back the memories when I noticed in the pencil case section they had the Pepsi can shaped ones. I had one of these when I was like 13, some 22 years ago!

Having new back to school stationery shows great intentions and purpose for the school year ahead. It gives you a real buzz, confidence and the feeling you can achieve anything this year. Nothing is impossible! Let’s be honest though, it’s also the time to show off to your mates your funky new pencil case and new pen that you hope no one else has got.

Making a list of essential back to school stationery is a really good idea if you are on a budget. With everything else you need to buy like uniform, books and bags it can all mount up.

Checking out online stationery supplies is a winner. You can find some real gems on the internet. From blocks of post-it notes and pencils to pens and notebooks for only a matter of pence.

What do you include in your back to school list? Here is mine:

Essential Back to School Stationery List

You should always have these 3 basic items:

  1. Pen
  2. Pencil
  3. Ruler

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Additional items to make your school life easier:

  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpner
  • Extra pen
  • Extra pencil
  • Colouring pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Scientific calculator
  • Compass
  • Set square
  • Protractor
  • If you are at college/uni you will need to provide your own paper

Organisation items

  • Academic year diary
  • A4 Folder and dividers for loose papers
  • Notebook
  • Post-it notes
  • Paperclips

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Have I missed anything from the list?

Please let me know so I can update the list.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this post very helpful with your back to school planning.

You can check out my other stationery posts here.

*This is a collaborative post



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