Simplify Back to School: Printable To Do / To Buy Back to School Checklist

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My oldest (aka my baby boy) starts school this year, and I have to admit to being a little taken back by the amount of stuff that need buying and doing. Who knew you needed to supply tissue boxes and glue sticks for the class? Clearly not a first-time school mum!

So what does an organisation and order freak do when faced with overwhelm? Create a list of course.

I listed everything that needs doing, what needs buying and ticked it off as I went. School shoes, uniforms, lunch box, communal tissues… check.

Now as any list obsessed mummy knows, it’s not just scribbling it all down. It’s about the experience of writing the list all ordered and logical, and the process of ticking it off. Oh and it has to look good (and yes I know I sound like a list-loving fruit loop – I’m okay with that).

So to save you the trouble of creating your own back to school list, I’ve created one for you. Just click HERE or on the image below to download your printable pdf back to school checklist. I’ve even designed it so it can be used for multiple children without losing track of who needs what. List lovers dream!

If you’re after some reminders of things to include, I’ve got you covered there too…

  • Uniforms
  • Hats
  • Hair bands, clips and ribbons
  • Lunch box
  • Freezer pack
  • Drink bottle
  • Stationery (pens, sharpener, ruler, compass, pencil case – check your school stationery list)
  • Note books
  • Diary
  • Book list
  • Class supplies
  • Library bag
  • Morning tea or Crunch&Sip bag
  • School bag
  • Name labels
  • School shoes
  • Shoe polish
  • Sports shoes
  • Socks
  • Wet weather gear

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Have you got everything ready yet?

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Image + Printable: Michelle Thompson-Laing