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    Updated on Aug 20, 2019. Posted on Aug 16, 2019

    26 School Supplies That'll Help Get You Excited To Go Back To School

    *Alice Cooper voice* ♫ Schooooool's back in ses-sion ♫

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    1. Divider sticky notes that let you write detailed annotations, even in a library book. Prepare to be asked "where did you get that?" a million times.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. The colors are quite bright and the tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. I think every student or teacher should own these, and businesspeople should too. They're extremely useful for taking down important notes, planning, and generally recording important information in a place that won't get lost in your planner or notebook. I'll keep these in my book bag and definitely repurchase as soon as I'm close to running out." —malik

    Get a pack of 60 notes from Amazon for $3.71.

    2. A happy pastel accordion to finally give all your loose papers or pizzeria menus a home.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, social security cards, car titles, will, etc. This folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

    3. A desk organizer so you can keep all your textbooks on proper display.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very happy with this shelf. It is simple, clean, not too deep, and just right for the small section of desk I wanted to put it on. All parts were in the box (even got an extra screw) and it was very easy to assemble. I did not have any issues with stripped or missing screw holes and the shelf feels very sturdy." —Numbr1ners

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A roll of Snoopy washi tape that'll look sweet lining all your notebooks.

    Meowashi

    Get it from Meowashi on Etsy for $5.10.

    5. Lil' sprout bookmarks to help with your growing reading list.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these bookmarks! Even though they are pretty small, they stay in the book, either opened or closed. They are really soft and rubbery, so they won't crack or break very easily. I can foresee these lasting for a long time. Since they come in a package of six, I can not only have one for my book for reading, but I can place these in the pertinent chapters that I am studying in my textbooks as well. They really come in handy for that! These cute, little sprouts were a great treat for the little that I spent on them!" —Aimée le Huitième

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.55.

    6. A fancy three-ring binder with room for a calculator, pencils, cards — and your phone! Shh, don't tell the teacher.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "How hard can it be to make a professional three-ring binder with accessory pockets!?!? I've been to all the Staples and Office Depots. I don't need heavy black leather pad-folios with a million credit card slots, I don't use memo pads, and I certainly don't need a million credit card slots and zippers. I like to organize my papers with three-ring binders, sheet protectors, and dividers (without looking like I'm in high school). This is the ONLY one I've seen that looks nice and had all the necessary components for a professional padfolio to take to meetings." —VeryOpiniatedGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six styles).

    7. A five-piece desk organization set to turn your desk into a highlighting battle station. No important fact will go unnoticed now!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "When this first arrived I was disappointed by the size. It is much smaller than I expected. But then I started loading pens into it and I was impressed with how much it can hold. I love having my pens sorted and ready so I don't have to search through drawers or boxes. I'm ordering another one!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. Sleek looking pens with extra fine points for tiny note-taking, bullet journaling, and looking like the coolest note-taker in town.

    Amazon

    Get a dotted journal for bullet journaling here!

    Promising review: "To all my fellow pen-lovers out there, these pens are PHENOMENAL. They are very fine-tip and do not smear or bleed through, which I love and often do not find in a gel pen. They are great for taking notes, and I wish I could buy a pack just of black ones because they surpass other pens in my book." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. Flamingo paper clips to remind you that you will have another summer vacation, eventually.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A pencil with a hoop, basketball, and mini court so you can shoot some mini b-ball when you have writer's block.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8 (also available in billiards).

    11. A patterned weekly planner that fits right under your keyboard so you can quickly jot down important notes and reminders.

    Amazon

    It comes with 60 sheets so it's good for 60 weeks.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    12. A pencil sharpener to prove you're still a kid at heart, no matter how many schools you graduate from.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I mean... if you need a pencil sharpener, why wouldn't you buy the one that looks like a nose? I also love making my very serious contractor father use this when he is over and needs a pencil." —Lace A. Kuhn

    Get it from Amazon for $3.10.

    13. A three-drawer shelf for all your supplies, whether they be school or beauty related.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this three-drawer storage organizer — I have them throughout my home and use them for nearly everything! I have them in my home office for pens, markers, office supplies, and they're in my bathroom for make-up, dental floss, etc. It is very sturdy and the quality is excellent. The clear panels make it very clear and easy to see what is inside." —Cindy L

    Get it from Amazon for $14.34 (also available in 15 other colors).

    14. Sticky notes shaped like teeny-tiny folders for turning your notebook into a filing cabinet.

    Amazon

    The pack comes with six colors and 90 notes. It gives your pages color-coded tabs and a place to keep notes.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in two other styles).

    15. A pack of scented jelly highlighters sure to make everyone super ~jelly~.

    Forever 21

    They smell like strawberry, banana, green apple, blueberry, and grape. I kind of want to take a bite out of one... is that weird?

    Get a pack of five from Forever 21 for $4.95 or an unscented set of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A pack of woodland creature pencils to help make you feel like Snow White every time you sit down to do some homework. Do princesses do homework? They do now!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love them. They're super cute. I bought them for a friend first, but after I received my pack and I saw the pencils, I fell in love with them so I got my own. Again Kikkerland has a excellent service and they even sent me a gift with my purchase. The shipping also was very fast and I got they sent you an email with the tracking number so you can follow it." —Liliana Zapata

    Get them from Amazon for $7.97 (also available in safari animals or cacti).

    17. A pack of supportive animal sticky notes that just want to help you remember important dates and events.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. A pack of narwhal push pins to harness the power of the unicorns of the sea.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are perfect! Bought them for my coworker as a narwhal joke, which was made even better when he first thought they were whales. Very cute." —Ashley J.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $10.62 (also available in donut, sushi, and sheep shapes).

    19. A ramen pencil sharpener and eraser set that looks a lot fancier than the cup of noodles I'm sure you're scarfing down.

    Papersource

    Get it from Papersource for $9.95.

    20. Lego brick gel pens to help you build up your writing utensil collection.

    Amazon

    You can stick actual Lego bricks and minifigs on this thing!

    Promising review: "I love these pens! They are definitely not just for kids! I have started using these daily for taking notes while studying. The square shape of the pen provides a much more comfortable grip than a traditional round pen. It's a similar feel to my square knitting needles, which are known for preventing your hands from getting tired so quickly. Not only is the grip great, but the gel ink is very nice and flows evenly from the pens. I definitely recommend these pens for everyday use!" —Annelise M. Kromann

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $17.97.

    21. A set of vibrant highlighters sure to make you want to color code all your notes — and everyone else's too.

    Amazon

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $4.49.

    22. Cement desk accessories for people who have very concrete ideas of how their workspace should look.

    West Elm

    You can buy a pencil cup, paper tray, or nesting trays separately.

    Get them from West Elm for $14.99–$24.99.

    23. A pack of clear plant stickers to bring a little life to your agenda.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are fabulous stickers. We use them in our homeschool notebooks. The colors and designs are beautiful." —Tosha

    Get 48 sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. Pencils that reveals mini rainbows when you sharpen them. Math is suddenly...fun?

    dshott

    Get a pack of three white pencils from dshott on Etsy for $7.51.

    25. A pack of animal magnets to turn your locker or filing cabinet into a zoo.

    Papersource

    Get a pack of 10 from Papersource for $14.95.

    26. A cute animal pen holder so your notebook and pen can be as close as you and your dog were before you left for school.

    CaribouMilk

    What, too soon?

    Get it from CaribouMilk on Etsy for $8.68.

    Get hyped!

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