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10 Back to School Essentials

It's that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end and back to school is on the rise. For many, this is their first year back in person since the pandemic started and it can be daunting, that's ok! To start you off, here are some affordable school essentials that you could consider adding to your Back to School shopping list!

*Products are linked in descriptions!*

1. Amazon Basic Felt Tip Pens (12 count)


If you like taking colorful notes or just need different colored annotation markers- Amazon Basics are a great option. They're long-lasting, come in a variety of vibrant colors, and the felt tips are very durable to avoid wearing out over time. A school supply to last you the year and on!



The DRÖMSÄCK is a 4-gallon tote bag from IKEA! It's my personal favorite go-to bag and has taken TikTok by storm. The bag is incredibly lightweight, has a laptop sleeve (big enough to carry my 13x9 inch ASUS), a large outer pocket, an airpod case sleeve, and zippered pocketed sides. Among the MANY features, this tote bag is water-resistant and is easy to clean. It's also Iron-on patch safe!

Although the bag has been sold out quickly recently, if you enter your phone number through the "Notify Me" feature on the IKEA website, you'll be notified when your nearest IKEA restocks!

3. Claw Hair Clips (10 count)


Whether your hair is curly or straight, claw clips are a great solution for getting hair out of your face while doing everyday activities. These clips are easy to throw your hair up and go or to just throw in your bag to take with you throughout the day. This 10 pack comes in a variety of colors and holds a hefty amount of hair :)

4. Decomposition Books


Looking for a sustainable eco-friendly journal? Decomposition Books are where it's at. This journal is made of recycled material and meant to be recycled after it's be completely used. Prices start at $10 and go up to $13 for different types of singular notebooks. There are over 50 cover designs- each created by artist Micheal Rogers. These notebooks can be purchased through the website linked above OR can be found on EarthHero, a business producing sustainable school supplies, for $9.99.

5. Zebra Sarasa Pens (8 count)

$9 (THIS IS A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF OF Aug 8, 2021. Full price is $16)

Coming in a pack of 8 colors, the Zebra Sarasa Pens are vibrant ballpoint pens fit for any set of notes or assignment. Each pen is a .05 mm point tip with a durable clip allowing for easy storage of notebooks and in your pencil case.

6. Portable Soap Sheets (5 counts)


Whether you're in middle, high school, or college- there will ALWAYS be a public restroom with empty soap dispensers. These portable soap sheet packs are easy to throw in your bag and go. All you need is water for activation and now you have soap whenever! for $5.99 you can get a 5 pack from Amazon and never have to worry about lack of public restroom soap.

7. Portable Charger


The "HeyDay" portable USB charger can be found at Target for $9.99. This charger has gotten me through numerous road trips and beach trips, charging my phone in 15-30 minutes! The charger is easy to store in purses and backpacks and supports most USB cords and devices. With charges of speeds up to 6 hours and 4000 mAh, this charger is a reliable option for long school and workdays.

8. STABILO BOSS Original Pastel Highlighter (4 count)


These highlighters are vibrant and long-lasting! The Stabilo Highlighters can be found on Amazon and come in packs of 4, 6, and 8. The sharp edges make it easier to accurately start and stop your desired highlight and are equipped with "anti-dry" technology. If you're looking to switch from the usual Sharpie brand!

9. Foldable File Organizer


The Skydue File Organizer is a lightweight option for storing important papers, assignments, and documents. It can be found on Amazon in colors such as yellow, black, blue, pink, and green. For $12.99, you receive a letter-size 5 pocketed organizer that easily fits in most backpacks and tote bags!

10. Laptop Camera Covers (3 count)


Scared your FBI Agent is lurking? Accidently turn on your camera during Zoom meetings? Camera covers are a great solution to those pesky inconveniences. For $6.69, you can get a 3 pack of adhesive camera covers that slide on and off your camera. That way, you won't have to worry about unexpectedly popping up on the Zoom meeting gallery in your pajamas for that 8 am class!







Hey yall, Bella here! I hope this helped you narrow down the school supply do's and don'ts! Thank you for taking the time to read through my blog post this month :) I'm going into my senior year this year so I'll definitely be using these products personally.

Have a great school year yall and see you next month! <3

- B


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