The school materials have been bought, bed times have been adjusted back to 8 pm, menu planning and grocery shopping is done. I am feeling ready for back to school EXCEPT I still have a few last minute items to get to ensure my kids have everything they need to start their school year off right. I am finding myself realizing I am still missing some things my kids need! Whether it be a new pair of gym shoes or the perfect lunch pail, it seems there is always a last minute item that can easily be forgotten. This makes me stressed out, for real! What about you? I needed a solution to organize the daunting task we have as parents this time of year so I created a back to school shopping checklist for all the attire and equipment they need. This list is a great accompaniment to to the materials list your school often provides. 

back to school shopping checklist simplify

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods ®. All opinions are my own.

A checklist always seems to help me feel more organized. As a mom, it feels like we are juggling a million things most days! Aside from having a list that helps you document what clothing, backpack and lunch pail items you need finding locations to shop that provide nearly EVERYTHING on your list is a must! No mama I know wants to be running all around town to multiple stores to complete their check list…at least not this one!

Here is the list I made for myself to take inventory of what I needed and what I already had so I could be frugal and efficient in my shopping. This back to school checklist can be printed for your own use by clicking this back to school shopping checklist link.

back to school shopping checklist

So here is what we need to do!

  1. Print the checklist off.
  2. Fill it out with what you need and what you already have.
  3. Find a store that has the majority of what you need and get busy grabbing those last items for your kids!

DICKS sporting goods

My store of choice was DICKS Sporting Goods ®. This was a new experience for me and I have to be really REALLY honest.

I was so impressed and SUPER excited when I entered. Here is why. They had everything I needed for the kids from socks and shoes to clothes, athletic wear and even backpacks and lunch pails! I scored Nike lunch pails for HALF OFF (only $10 each).

back to school shopping

This store was a one stop shop for me that finished my back to school checklist AND I might have found a few awesome yoga pant “must own” items for myself (shhh).

Check out my little ones they were pumped with their new gear! My big boy was excited beyond infinity for a lunch pail with his favorite color.

back to school with DICKS

My middle son was VERY interested in all the compartments in his lunch pail. He is certain this will be a perfect toy carrier.

lunch pail

The princess of the family got a touch spoiled with a few outfits and shoes as well so she can ROCK her first day of school! Pink everything is her thing now a days!

girls back to school clothes with DICKS sporting house

DICKS Sporting Goods ® had the brands kids really like but also there were a lot off sales which made me happy! I am feeling prepared and ready for the fun, routine, new adventure and rewarding busyness back to school brings!

back to school fun

Now that we snagged our last minute back to school necessities we are ready to have a fun school year!

kids underarmor clothes

Yes, sissy… you look amazing and its ALL pink! Check out a DICKS Sporting Goods ® near you for your back to school needs! Dovidenia. XO


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PS x 2- If you need more back to school ideas you may love these snack ideas and organization ideas below.

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