Organize School Supplies on the Cheap

Is it me, or are the lists of school supplies getting longer every year? More supplies means more crayons, pencils and other small thingys getting crushed in an already stuffed with books backpack. Some might call that mess in the bottom of the bag art, but it’s really just a mess – and a waste of money. How to keep the small stuff from that ruinous fate? Get a school supply case. You can protect your stuff for the whole year with these inexpensive picks.

It’s Washable!


Available in lots of colorful patterns, this 9.1″ x 3.1″ x 7.5″ single compartment case is lightweight and zippered. An outer shell keeps things from getting crushed – and, it’s machine washable. Ranging in price from $8.49 to $11.37, you can also get matching insulated lunch boxes or pencil cases at reasonable prices.

Organization Plus


If you’re the organized type, check out this soft-sided, multi-sectioned case. Measuring 9.8” x 7.6” x 2.9”, it has an outer pocket, interior zip pockets plus 3 “pages” with elastic bands to hold pencils, markers and other slender supplies. Starts at $14.99 for the black case with other colors available for $15.99.

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Heavy Metal


Need something (almost) indestructible? Check out these retro tin storage boxes. Decorated with cartoon art, this narrow version (8-3/8 x 3-1/4 x 2-1/4) is only $6.99. Get a larger size for $11.99.

Small and Efficient


Compact but super organized, this 8.5 x 3.5 x 2 inch case has a zippered interior pocket and a removable “page” with pencil holders. It zips all the way around plus has a carrying handle. Lots of patterns to choose from, prices range from $7.99 to $9.99.

Get a Clear View


If you need to see what you’ve got, this 9″ L x 5.5″ W x 2.5″ H clear plastic box is for you. Clip closures keep things from falling out. A mere $5.99, it’s an add-on item at Amazon.

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by on August 3rd, 2018