It is already the end of July–how exactly did that happen? With these cooler days this week it has me thinking of fall and as much as I don’t want to admit it, Back To School season is quickly approaching. Many schools is the South have already started back up but here in NEPA we have a few more weeks, however, now is the time to start thinking ahead and purchasing the Back to School items that you can’t live without!
Now, as a homeschooling family I don’t have to worry about school lists and lunch boxes etc that lots of other moms have to worry about, but I still do need to make sure that I have the essentials for OUR school day to go smoothly.
Here are my Top Essential Items for Back to School:
Freezer Meals--Freezer meals make busy lives SO.MUCH.EASIER! It is so nice to know that after a busy day you don’t have to worry about what you are making for dinner because dinner is already made and you just have to warm it up. Yes, it does take some time to prepare in advance, maybe an hour, maybe 5 hours, maybe a whole day depending on how much you decide to make but TRUST ME you will be so glad that you took the time to make Freezer Meals.
Meal Planning Worksheet– Again, just like the Freezer Meals this is an opportunity to take a few minutes beforehand and make the rest of your week or month so much easier. Do I love meal planning…nah, I would think that most people don’t but I can promise you this, you are going to love having a plan for dinner each night and knowing what you need to buy and what you need to prepare to make sure that you have dinner on the table every night.
Lots and lots of good #2 pencils! We go through a ton of pencils throughout the year and I tend to just buy them in built from Amazon or Staples so that we don’t have to start our day off by searching for a pencil!
Desktop Organizer— I love this desktop organizer because it is large and roomy, and I can fill it up with all of our school supplies, place it in the middle of our table and all of our supplies are within arms reach. It also spins which just adds to its usefulness!
Wall Mount Pencil Sharpener–We used to buy electronic pencil sharpeners and they would never last. We use so many pencils and with young, new learners we were sharpening multiple times per day and we ended up ruining the motor on a few electric ones so I bought a wall mount pencil sharpener and we love it. It has help up to daily use for a few years now and as long as we remember to empty the receptacle often we have no problems.
That’s it for now! These are the items that make Back to School so much easier for my family. What would YOU add to the list?