Our family gets excited about back to school shopping. Most of the time it’s a good type of excitement, but sometimes it’s not the good type of excitement, especially when you start looking at your receipts and realize exactly how much you are spending. Here at MoneySavingParent headquarters we not only want to help you have the good kind of back to school shopping excitement, but we want to help you avoid the bad kind too. We bring to you some of the interesting, fun, unique and helpful back to school supplies we have recently discovered as well as ways to save one them!
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. All opinions expressed, text and images provided are 100% my own and my family’s.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Getting back into the back to school routine is tough. There are SO many things to remember. I know that sometimes I leave the house thinking “Did we shut the garage door?” I have even called a neighbor to ask them to double check for me. The Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug can help all those busy parents which just like me are wondering “Did I?” … turn off lights, coffee maker, space heater or lights. Instead of grabbing your phone to call a neighbor or letting these items remain undone (costing you money in electric bills) you can use the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and App to remotely control your lights and appliances from anywhere in the world after connecting it to your Wi Fri and downloading the app. Set schedules, timers and even control the Wemo using your voice on Amazon Echo or Google Home device creating an even more successful Home Automation system. The kids may be headed back to school to get smart, but they don’t have to be the only ones. Get started on making your home a smart one too!
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Express Yourself with OOLY
My girls love to express themselves but sometimes that can be hard with back to school supply list. Not anymore! OOLY created back to school products which are fun, imaginative, useful and gives the girls ways to express themselves through color, designs and scents. The OOLY Mighty Zipper Pouch is perfect for back to school. All those items you see above fit inside of it and there is still a little room left for pencils, scissors and a glue stick. The pouch, erasers and fun 2-in-1 FlipSide Notebook are also available in a variety of colors.
The Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens came in handy the very first day of homework! Math is a whole lot more fun with there is color, glitter and yummy scents. She has to solve problems then color in the correct answer. I have realized that I am not smarter than a 7th grader when it comes to fractions.
My children aren’t the only ones that OOLY can make happy as they head back to school. Money Saving Parent parents can save 15% off orders of $35 or more plus Free Shipping in US and Free OOLY Eraser with code “READY” ends September 7, 2017.
Make your child’s teacher happy too when you adopt a classroom. Just think how much fun that art classes could have with the Jumbo Bright Neon Colored Pencils or Yummy Glitter Pens. I know that these products plus the other OOLY ones available would also make grading a whole lot fun for a teacher too.
The answer to many of life’s little (and big) problems has frequently been “Duct Tape!” It was again the answer to our problem of personalizing my middle daughter’s violin case so that she didn’t grab the wrong one to perform with – or even worse – to accidentally bring home! Last year we went through several rolls of Duct Tape, especially since it is available in variety of colors. It was used for any number of projects including presentations and science fairs too.
Zoono GermFree24 Hand Santizer
Hand santizier is on every school supply list. My middle daughter says one of her teachers is a “germaphobe” and can’t have enough hand sanitizer in the classroom. But many parents have read about the negative affects of the ingredients in some hand sanitizer products. I’m so excited to find that Zoono Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer is water based, FDA compliant and kills 99.99% of germs on contact. It’s also effective for 24 hours! The foamy nature of this environmentally friendly hand sanitizer makes it easy to apply without spilling. It does not rub off and stays on your child’s skin through handwashing and sweating.
I admit, she took this bottle to the classroom. But we kept the handy spray hand sanitizer “pen” in her backpack so that my daughter can use it whenever she wants, especially right before lunch.
Get Zoono Foam Hand Sanitizer and Spray Hand Sanitizer for your child’s backpack and classroom on Amazon.
I don’t know about your children but mine are ALWAYS hungry after school. Choose from:
Organic Chocolate Animal Crackers – Chocolate Animal Crackers in the shape of Mickey Mouse
Organic White Cheddar Popcorn – super cheesy 90 calorie bags of organic White Cheddar Popcorn
Organic Crispy Rice Squares – Vegan, gluten-free and a dose of brown rice.
Perfect for lunchboxes and after school snacks these organic kids snacks these Pure Growth Organics were enjoyed by everyone from 21 to 11 (they all get home from school about the same time. Okay if I’m honest everyone over 21 too – though my favorites was the white cheddar popcorn. They were also a great selection for the mid morning snack at our school because they are individually wrapped and avoid most allergies. I may half to get another order for these for the Halloween party!
Choose from these or other Pure Growth Organic varieties available when you visit Amazon for the hand sanitizer. My readers save 20% off with Code 2020BABBLE!
Getting ready for school in a snap is fun and easy with Snip-It’s. Snip-Its Haircuts for Kids specialize in hair care and hair cuts for children and now we can bring the fun and flavor of this salon home to your kids. Naturally based, using plant derived irritant and allergen free ingredients the Tangy Apple scent was a big hit. Available with 3-1 Conditioning Shampoo, Miracle Mouse and Ultimate Sculpting Spray Snip Its are formulated to be gentle on kids sensitive skin, hair, scalp and eyes. It smelled so good one sister went to find out what she was missing out on!
1 2 3 Get Back to School Ready! Making Back to School Cool for Parents and Students
- Get back to school products that help keep you and your student organized and on the go. Check
- Get back to school supplies that let your student stand out and express their personality. Check
- Save money on those back to school supplies that you want and need. Check
Bonus points for no shopping in the stores for any of these products. You can purchase them all online!
Turn those “check marks” into an A+! Make your back to school shopping with these ideas as easy as 1, 2, 3 and your family will be back to school ready!