Shop for School Supplies Before It’s Too Late!

    Posted August 19, 2021, 2:44 pm by TeenLife

    Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time to shop! But, this year, school supply shopping is forecasted to look much different than in previous years. Forecasters and experts are predicting that there will be unprecedented shortages across a variety of school supply categories.

    Many districts in the country are returning to in-person learning this academic year, meaning that there are a lot more students and parents shopping for school supplies than there were last year. That, coupled with an array of product supply chain shortages, spells bad news for school supply shoppers.

    Over the course of the last year, many people around the world have been forced to become closely acquainted with such shortages. From toilet paper to breakfast cereal, shoppers are used to seeing empty shelves at their favorite stores. But, pencils and notebooks?! Yes, unfortunately, school supplies of all kinds are predicted to be in short supply this summer.

    For that reason, it's never been more important to shop for school supplies as soon as you can! Check out TeenLife's Etsy school supply round-up list for items you should purchase ASAP to avoid missing out.

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    1. Backpacks and Lunchboxes

    Some of the most in-demand items this year are slated to be backpacks and lunchboxes. It’s best to shop now so you don’t end up with limited selection or items of lower quality. We like sturdy bags and lunchboxes that are customizable, like these that you can personalize and monogram.

    << Shop Backpacks and Lunchboxes >>

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    2. Apparel

    Are you always cold at school? Throw a soft hooded sweatshirt in your backpack to make sure you’re staying warm and comfy in the classroom.

    << Shop Apparel >>

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    3. Standard School Supplies

    Who says school supplies have to be boring? From personalized planners and folders to cheeky pencils, have fun with your school supplies this school year!

    << Shop Standard Supplies >>

    << Shop Personlized Planners >>

    << Shop Personlized Folders >>

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    4. Sneakers

    Yes, even sneakers are expected to be in short supply this year! For comfort and style, we like these no-lace, canvas slip-on sneakers.

    << Shop Sneakers >>

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    5. Masks

    With many schools recommending or requiring face masks, it’s important to make sure you always have plenty on hand. We like adjustable, cotton masks that keep you protected but comfortable.

    << Shop Masks >>

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