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    Updated on Aug 25, 2019. Posted on Aug 17, 2019

    25 School Supplies Under $10 That Are Actually Worth The Money

    You won't have to ~study~ these long to know they'll help make your school year great.

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    1. A set of divider sticker notes that'll be a real upgrade from Post-Its; they'll help you find chapter summaries at a glance.

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    Promising review: "These babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, planner, magazine, or whatever a complete breeze. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter or in novels as bookmarks, so I can jot down key things. I am glad these exist." —Delaney

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

    2. Or a massive set of 360 tabby cats for when you just need to hold your place, remind yourself of an important portion of text, or use something cute to convince yourself to stop ~kitten~ around and actually start studying.

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    Promising review: "I love using these at school. They make my day and make studying more enjoyable. They're so precious." —Valerie Edgren

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A marbled tiny white board you can use to write reminders, quick ideas, and update your schedule without getting your phone out and distracting you while you work.

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    Or you can use it to solve quick math/science problems or language practice (yay repetition!) so you don't burn through throngs of paper on the reg.

    Promising review: "I use this for doing math, chemistry, and biology problems without going through a bunch of paper. It is the perfect size for working out most problems without having to erase for space." —Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    4. A desk caddy for people who just wanna drop everything and go — this way you can do that and still have everything in one (mostly) organized place.

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    Promising review: "I am extremely pleased with this organizer. The wire mesh is substantial with extra wide edging adding to its firmness and giving smooth edges that create a polished looking finish. The two paper organizing sections are open-sided allowing for larger items. The taller front section is perfect for containing writing instruments and scissors. The larger of the lower front sections neatly holds sticky note pads with the smaller convenient for paper clips, stamps, etc. I highly recommend this choice for an efficient, well made organizer." —B Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three styles).

    5. A portable staple-free stapler you can carry with you wherever you go. Believe us, this is sure to be a school supply ~staple.~

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    Promising review: "Great little tool. So much easier on the environment, fingers, etc. Yeah, only does five sheets but really, how often are you stapling more than five sheets? No metal staples to remove before recycling, no staple punctures into your fingers, and no hanging up on other papers in your files." —Lyremlkcir

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors).

    6. A pair of needlepoint black ink pens with a silky smooth result that'll make your notes look ~sew~ very nice.

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    Promising review: "I have been using the Pilot Precise pens for a few years and they are my favorite. I like the extra fine point and am impressed that it still creates a strong, uninterrupted line without requiring the user to use extra pressure. I don't feel like the thin tip will bend or break, which has happened to me with other pens. This pen doesn't skip and dries very quickly so smudging isn't an issue either. I simply cannot think of a negative thing to say about these!" —Just Me 123

    Get them from Amazon for $6 (available in five colors).

    7. A detailed time management planner for people who always wish there were more hours in the day.

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    Promising review: "I've tried out many different styles of planners throughout my life, from simple to elaborate. Somehow I always end up going back to using this one. It's a simple layout with plenty of room for notes, and it's not dated so you have a lot of freedom. It's sturdy with hard backing so I can write in it on my lap, it's small enough to fit in my purse, and you get a good amount of pages for the price. I know it's cutesy and meant for children, but I use it as an adult with a busy schedule and it works great. I put stickers on the cover anyway. I love this planner so much that I'm buying three more, so I have extra in case they stop selling it!" —Bri

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in four styles).

    8. Or a weekly/monthly planner designed to fit under your keyboard as a wrist rest, for those of us who know an organized schedule is a successful schedule.

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    Promising review: "Love this! The prints are so fun and I find it is the only calendar that I use on a regular basis and keep up with. I keep this on my desk in front of my keyboard to quickly jot down dates and meetings that I read in my emails. Will be re-buying when it runs out." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94 (also available in a daily to-do list format).

    9. A pack of 10 multicolored pens so you can color code your notes to your heart's content.

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    Plus, these are really great for bullet journaling!

    Promising review: "Very, very fine tip. Perfect for planners as they really don't bleed (and my planner's paper is cheap, but still no bleeding) but still have a lot of vibrancy and color." —Allyn Rasmusen

    Get a them from Amazon for $5.95.

    10. A set of happy file folders to encourage even the least organized of us that keeping things in their proper place is something worth smiling about.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this folder for nearly three months, and I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute, easy to carry, that fits manila folders, and overall keeps folders from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this; I got a second one that is coming very soon!" —Alexa Viz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.37+ (available in eight colors).

    11. A soft computer case that'll protect your laptop from yourself (and your stilettos).

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    Promising review: "I have an HP 15.6” sized laptop and, before this, have had issues finding affordable sleeves that fit. I use it for school, mostly putting that in my book bag. I’d seriously recommend it. There’s about 1.5 inch of space between the zipper and where the actual laptop sits and it’s comforting to know there’ll be no scratching. There’s a soft inside with a bit of cushion so rest assured that it’s not skin tight. And I can put notebooks and stuff on it and know that it’s not impacting my laptop. Great product and highly recommended!" —Grayson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five colors and two sizes).

    12. An over-the-door organizer sure to keep your classes in line and passive-aggressively remind you to do your homework every time you leave the house to do...not that.

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    Promising review: "This organizer is exactly what I wanted. It fits over my home office door to store my active files rather than leave them on my desk in the evenings. This allows others to use the desk area for homework or projects without worrying about my items accidentally becoming damaged or worse, missing." —lokimotok

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (available in two styles).

    13. A magnetic planner so you can put your school to-do list somewhere you know you'll check every day (near the snacks).

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    Promising review: "I love this planner already. It helps me to see what I need to do and what I've already accomplished all day." —Hannah Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. A nifty reading light so you can read at night without your roommate complaining about your night-owl study habits.

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    Promising review: "So versatile for reading books in bed, or maybe if you're at the library when it is too dark, or just want to study the whole night ;). Great product and you can even recharge your book light with a usb cord from your laptop or universal charger. You can clip it on a book while lying down, or studying at a table in a dim room." —EPICurean M.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A fruit-infusing water bottle, because staying hydrated can keep you awake and focused. And making it fruity can convince you to not binge-eat treats to get you through a study sesh.

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    Promising review: "This item is very sturdy. I am very clumsy and I have already dropped this bottle twice on tile floor. It's still in perfect condition. The water bottle sleeve is one of my favorite parts. It seems to keep my drink cold for several hours. The sleeve also prevents condensation, so I don't have to worry about putting it down somewhere and accidentally damage my wood furniture. This is the best water infuser I have tried, it works wonderfully. It's helped me adapt to a healthier lifestyle. I decided a couple months ago I wanted to make changes to my diet and one of those changes was to stop drinking soda — this product has made this SO MUCH easier to do. I think this is the best water infuser on the market. This was an overall amazing purchase and transaction." —Shellabrated

    Get it from Amazon (available in nine colors).

    16. A keyboard cover that'll keep your keys from sticking while you snack during research (or while you research snacks).

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    This particular cover is compatible with the 13-inch MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch, but you can easily find covers for any type of laptop, like Dell Inspirons, etc.

    Promising review: "I have a tendency to eat while I'm working on the computer, so I'm constantly cleaning off my keyboard due to crumbs and oil stains. It grips the keyboard securely and lays smoothly over the keys, so I don't have to constantly realign it with the keys and it slides off easily for quick cleanup." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69 (available in 22 designs).

    17. A structured notebook because — take note — structured notes will be the easiest to study from when the time comes (not that the smiley face doodles from your previous notes weren't super fun).

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    Promising review: "I use it to brainstorm and then write outlines for my papers. Nice thick pages and ink doesn't bleed through. It's actually the best as far as note-taking systems goes. Bite the bullet and buy it. With the amount I've spent on subpar notebooks (just because they were less expensive), I'd probably have three of these by now." —Ava A.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    18. Or a spiral-bound option if you're organized enough on your own and prefer regular lined notebooks.

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    Promising review (for the Unni notebook): "The Unni has thicker, sturdier pages and overall better quality at a lower price. I'm sorry, Moleskine. Really, I am. We had a good thing, but I'm gonna ride with Unni from now on." —Luna Soledad

    Get the first one from Amazon for $9.35.

    19. A cool silicone pad to keep your wrist comfy while you type — everyone around you is gonna be ~jelly.~

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    Promising review: "I'm a writer. This was recommend to me by an author friend for use on my laptop. It has made a huge difference in not only my typing but also the pain I was getting in my wrist. They are cute, they look like big cushy jelly beans, and are the perfect size for laptop use." —Myra View

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in seven colors).

    20. Or a keyboard wrist rest for students who never embraced typing class enough to finally keep their wrists up at all times.

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    I personally use one of these and can't imagine how I could stand typing all day without it!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six colors).

    21. A pack of colorful highlighters, because the grades you'll get when you study with these will be the ~highlight~ of your educational career.

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    Promising review: "This is such a great product! I keep them at work, in the home office, and in the kitchen (for the family calendar and for the kids for school). I love that they don't smudge and can write over other colors. They are very vibrant colors and the variety of colors is great!! They are great for backpacks and work bags since they click and don't need caps. The thin chisel tip is great for writing and highlighting. I will continue to purchase this product and recommend it to others." —OKCMomma

    Get a pack of eight from from Amazon for $8.98.

    22. A pack of cable clips so you're not always grappling to find your phone or laptop charger.

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    Promising review: "This is one of those items you purchase on a whim and then wonder how you ever survived without them." —Renee

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.97.

    23. An eight-piece, interlocking drawer organizer to keep your desk free of clutter (i.e. distractions).

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    Promising review: "This set has been perfect for my desk at work. The clutter in my drawer was so annoying to sift through before I found the right pen or paperclip. Now everything is easy to find and well organized. Nice to be able to customize arrangement as well. I may purchase more of these for cluttered drawers at home." —cccwood

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six colors and two sizes).

    24. A pack of four correction tape tools you can pull out, stick on, and write over whenever you find a mistake on an already printed assignment.

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    Promising review: "Tombow has the best-engineered correction tapes — effortless and precise usage compared to all the others." —Johndolph

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.69.

    25. And a lightweight, foldable backpack sure to be so versatile and carry your books so well, it's actually gonna be a weight *off* your shoulders.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter. She loves the color and loves that the length of shoulder straps can be adjusted to her height. This is suitable for her and great." —Someria Guest

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59 (available in two colors).

    When you realize how excited buying new school supplies just made you:

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