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Back-to-School Organizing Tips

Smart ideas to start off the new school year right—and with less stress.

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Back-to-School Organizing Tricks

Smart ideas for starting off the school year right–and with less stress.
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Elmer's Washable School Glue Stick

Back-to-School Supplies Checklist

Backpack? Check. Lunch box? Check. Safety scissors? Er… The basics to buy your young scholar, from preschool to high school.

  • 1 art smock
  • Change of clothes for spills or accidents
  • 2 freezer packs for lunch boxes

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