The Complete Back To School Shopping List For Mums

The Complete Back To School Shopping List For Mums

Back to school shopping list for your kids at different levels of education.

The school holiday is almost over and you're already trying to take inventory for a back to school shopping list. But it feels like there must be something you're forgetting. Of course, you may inquire from your kids, but even they can sometimes forget that they need a particular thing until right up to the moment when they need to use it back in school. And for parents who have more than one child going back to school, things can be overwhelming.

Back to school shopping list for mums.

Below is a comprehensive shopping list for all levels. This can act as your guide as you get the children ready to go back to school.

Shopping list for nursery to primary school

Shopping list for nursery to primary school

For children under this class, things can be tricky. This is because you can hardly expect nursery schoolers to come to you as a parent for everything they might need. They rely heavily on your attention. While primary schoolers are at an age when they tend to get lost in their playfulness and might not remember all they need. Below is a list of materials they will need.

  • School bags
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pencil holder
  • Crayons
  • Coloured pencils
  • Water colours
  • Writing pen
  • Drawing books
  • Jotters
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Calculator (Not scientific)
  • Subject dividers
  • Notebooks
  • Tissue papers
  • Index cards
  • Lunchbox
  • Water bottle
  • Mathematical set
  • Personal organizer
  • Sandals
  • Handkerchief
Shopping list for secondary school

Shopping list for secondary school

Kids in this class are either boarding or day students. While providing for day students, this list is even more crucial to boarding students who may not be returning home for a while. Here a list to check through when shopping for them.

  • Pillows
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Blanket
  • Pressing iron (if allowed in their school)
  • Sweater
  • Sneakers
  • Schoolbag
  • Roll-on
  • Perfumes
  • Soap (washing and bathing)
  • Singlet
  • Bra
  • Vest
  • Socks
  • Bedspread
  • Mosquito net
  • Notebooks
  • Calculator (scientific)
  • Mathematical setJotters
  • Tablet
  • Tablet pouch
  • Writing pen
  • Pencil
  • Dettol
  • Eraser
  • Graphs
  • Tissue papers
  • Bucket etc.
Shopping list for university and other tertiary institutions

Shopping list for university and other tertiary institutions

At this point, things get a bit easier. Your kids take some responsibility now. They are likely to know what they need and tell you if you're forgetting. But it's still your job to make sure things go smoothly and they don't suffer for anything in school. Here's a list to guide you when shopping for university students.

  • Hangers
  • Electric iron
  • Rechargeable lamps
  • Standing fan
  • Duvet
  • Bedspread
  • Clips
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket
  • Gas cooker
  • Utensils
  • Towel
  • Shoe rack
  • Travel mug
  • Ziplock bag
  • Power bank
  • Mattress
  • Pillow and Pillowcase
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Laptop bag
  • Sneakers
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap(bathing and washing)
  • Dettol
  • Writing pen
  • Notebooks
  • Writing pad
  • Full-length mirror
  • Foldable wardrobe
  • Extension box
  • Wastebasket etc

Shopping physically in the market has its day, but when you're buying a list like this you might consider buying from an online retailer close to you. Compile the list at home, place your orders and have them delivered to you at your doorstep. Walking around the market for a long time might cause you to forget things due to fatigue.


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Lydia Ume