The Ultimate Back-To-School Shopping Guide

I have 5 kids and that means 5 times the back-to-school shopping! And, with so many stores and choices of clothing and supplies available, I thought it would be great to put together an ultimate guide for back-to-school supplies to make it easier for you to get everything you need for your kids.

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I have an 8-year-old, a 19-year-old, and everything in between! So I included all ages to make sure this will be helpful to all moms and dads diving into back-to-school shopping. I hope you find everything you need!

What You’ll Need For Back-To-School

I’ve included the most important categories that you’ll need to get your kiddos ready for the new school year. Click on any of the categories below to quickly jump to the section that you’re interested in seeing.

School Supplies
Backpacks
Lunch Boxes
Water Bottles
Girls Clothing
Boys Clothing

Search Your School’s Supply List

Both Target and Walmart allow you to easily find your specific school’s supply list. Just enter your school’s information and they will give you a detailed list of the supplies you’ll need for your school.

Use Target’s School List Assist app to find your school’s supply list. Or, search for your specific school’s supply list at Walmart’s website.

Where to Shop Back-To-School

You can’t beat the deals and selection at the big three back-to-school retailers.

Amazon

The back-to-school section at Amazon is laid out very intuitively so that you can quickly navigate to what you are interested in. You can easily navigate to the grade level your child is in:

Grades PreKinder – 2
Grades 3 – 5
Grades 6 – 8
Grades 9 – 12

They’ve also highlighted some of the most important sections:

Backpacks
Supplies
Girls Clothing
Boys Clothing
Electronics

Target

Target also has all its back-to-school items laid out nicely. Some of the categories that they feature are:

School Supplies
Backpacks
Lunch Boxes
School Uniforms
Water Bottles
Girls Clothing
Boys Clothing

One very interesting thing that Target offers is their School List Assist app that helps you find your specific school’s supply list.

Walmart

Walmart also allows you to shop their back-to-school items by grade level. This is how they have their’s laid out:

Preschool
Grades K – 5
Grades 6 – 8
Grades 9 – 12

Some of the categories that Walmart highlights are:

School Supplies
Uniforms
Backpacks
Tech
Girls Clothing
Boys Clothing
Everyday Essentials

Walmart also allows you to search for your specific school’s supply list directly on their website.

Happy Back-To-School Shopping

Well, that’s all! I hope that this list helped make shopping for all your children’s school supplies easier. Enjoy these years of back-to-school shopping for your kids because I promise, they will be gone in no time!

Also, don’t forget to check out my shopping guides for:

School Supplies
Backpacks
Lunch Boxes
Water Bottles
Girls Clothing
Boys Clothing

Happy back-to-school shopping!

young boy heading back to school with a backpack on his back

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