Back to School Shopping Checklist
Back to School Shopping Checklist

As kids get ready for the new school year, it can be stressful and back to school shopping is often the biggest stressor of all. Would buying eight pairs of jeans be too many? If you buy three, would it be too few? Find out what you is necessary to purchase with this handy back-to-school shopping list guide.

In this post, Obejor Blog would be offering you some tips on Back to School Shopping.

Back to School Shopping Checklist
Back to School Shopping Checklist

The Categories for the Back to School Checklist Include:

i. Clothes
ii. Outer Wears
iii. Accessories
iv. Back-to-School Supplies
v. Lunch Items
vi. Shoes


Your kids’ needs will vary according to their age, gender, and how frequently you do laundry, as well as whether they wear uniforms in school. Generally, you’ll want to have:

Three to five pairs of jeans
Four to five short-sleeved tops
Two to four long-sleeved tops
Three to five hoodies
Two to four sweaters
Two to four pairs of pants and/or skirts
Five to seven pairs of socks and/or leggings/tights
Seven pairs of underwear

Outer Wears

What types of coats, and how many, will depend largely on the climate where you live. Most children returning, need each of the following outerwear items:

Windbreaker or fleece jacket
Winter coat
Rain boots
Snow boots
Gloves or mittens
Winter hat


Some of the accessories you may need to purchase include:

Ponytail holders and/or hair clips

Back-to-School Supplies

Contact your child’s school for a specific list of the back-to-school supplies you’ll need to purchase. Generally, you can expect to buy:

Two to five spiral notebooks
Two to five folder
Five to 10 pencils
Five to 10 pens
Colored pencils
Glue or glue sticks

Facial tissue
Hand sanitizer

Lunch Items

Besides buying a lunchbox and a flask, you will want to start stocking up on the items you’ll be packing in your kids’ lunches, including:

Juice boxes
Sandwich ingredients (like peanut butter and jelly)
Snack items (like applesauce and string cheese)
Convenient fruits/vegetables (like raisins and baby carrots)


Knowing the number of pairs of shoes and what kind, will vary with their activity level and their school’s dress-cold policies. Generally, your kids will need:
Casual/dress shoes
Flip-flops/sandals/slip-on shoes


By approaching the back-to-school shopping season with a plan, and knowing ahead of time what is being needed to buy, you’ll be able to save money and avoid buying items your kids don’t really need this year.