the sparkly life: Meet The Mom Version of Back-To-School Shopping

Monday, July 16, 2018

Meet The Mom Version of Back-To-School Shopping

BJ's Wholesale Club

back to school shopping

We're smack in the middle of summer, but I can feel it: Back-to-school time is coming.

I know this because I was in a store the other day and ran right smack into a huge display of school supplies. School supplies! In July! I mean, is it just me, or does everything seem to come earlier and earlier each year? Stores start displaying the Halloween costumes in September and Christmas decorations the day after trick-or-treating, and now back-to-school is suddenly getting the early-bird treatment, too. 

It seems crazy, I know, but when I saw the display of pencils and notebooks, I realized that it might not be that nuts to start thinking about this stuff early. We're basically halfway through summer right now (sad face), which means school will be here before we know it. And shopping early means you get the best selection, but it also means that you (kind of, sort of) have your life in order, right? Being prepared with all your school stuff at the ready means fewer last-minute scrambles. It also gives almost a sense of calm and order to this little corner of your world. Basically, it allows you to have one area of your busy life where you can feel confidant saying, "I got this."


BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club

So as I threw a few notebooks and packs of pencils into my cart, I realized that it might not be such a bad idea to expand this sense of preparedness and do some "back to school" shopping for other areas of my life, a little stocking up of basic items that will set my family up for success (or at least set us up for a life of not constantly hearing "Mom! We're out of [fill in the blank]!"). Let's call it back-to-basics shopping.

This year, I'm vowing to be prepared by stocking up on the things we're seemingly always running out of. I don't need to be rushing to get ready for school drop-off and realizing I'm out of shower stuff, or trying to tend to a cut on my finger and discovering I only have Spider-Man Band-Aids. So for me, that meant stocking up on those daily essentials you never really think about until you're out of them.


BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club

And as I've told you guys before, BJ's Wholesale Club is the perfect place to do just that. They have a surprisingly large health and beauty section with all of your favorite brands in bulk, which means no more running out of the stuff you need. I scooped up a big ol' jar of NatureMade multivitamins, Olay Fresh Outlast Body Wash in three fun scents, and jumbo packages of Band-Aids and Neosporin, Secret deodorant, Crest toothpaste, and my favorite Oral-B Glide dental floss

Now my kids are set for school--and I'm set for life. (Ha--I wish! But I'm definitely set for Band-Aids and body wash, okay?) ;)

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25 comments:

Unknown said...

I enjoy being prepared well in advance as well...although I can do without the Christmas displays in stores months early! haha If I leave stuff till last minute I rush and forget half of what I need.

Budget Parenting said...

The feeling of knowing you actually have it when needed, I just love it!

Beautifully Candid said...

Loved this! You forget that back to school shopping is all about mom preparing too. BJs has so much of what we all need! Sierra Beautifully Candid

Heather Morris said...

Great points! Yes, I can't believe school is so close! Less than a month for us! Crazy!

thismommyisreal said...

I really like to plan ahead. It gets a little annoying to run out of something you need right then and there. Planning helps a lot!

Masshole Mommy said...

My kids don't go back till September, but I will need to get pretty much all of this come the end of August!

Terri Steffes said...

I love the concept of back to school shopping for moms! I love seeing school supplies in the stores and I don't care how early they put them out!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Boy does this bring back memories. I still take advantage and stock up on some items we use around the house

Joanna Brittain said...

We don't have a BJ's and we homeschool. :-) But we still back to school shop, because we still need all the goodies.

Gluten Free Lady said...

The neosporin and band aids are total must-haves! Great collection of back to school supplies! I can't even believe we are thinking about it already.

The Mommies Reviews said...

I love the items you purchased and moms should be pampered once the children return to school and I plan on purchasing items for myself and Caress is at the top of my list.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

Yes, I agree that the back to school season approaches rapidly and sneaks upon us all. It's never too early to be prepared. We love shopping at BJs.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yup, I always have a lot of these in the house. Tape especially. And neosporin. My daughter falls down a lot.

Jenn said...

Yes, I agree. I remember dealing with the back to school season when our girls were young. I don't really miss those days.

Unknown said...

I dread back to school shopping but I really need to stop procrastinating as school will be starting before I know it.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

These sound like some great items to help people get ready for back to school! I have to admit it seems to come around again so quickly.

Lisa said...

I am not looking forward to back to school shopping at all. But I imagine that my back to school shopping for myself would include lots of chocolate.

Pam said...

I like being prepared in advance too. We don't have a BJ's near us, the closest one is 2 1/2 hours away, and I miss it! I love shopping there.

The Super Mom Life said...

I want to go back to school shopping for me! Sounds like fun. I think I'll need some new shoes and clothes and earrings.

Tasheena Womack said...

I love doing back to school shopping at Bj’s. They always have great quality items.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Ugh, this is something I need to do real soon. I haven't shopped anything yet, I think I am in denial that the kids will go back to school soon.

Lori Vachon said...

Getting mom prepped for back to school is truly just as important as equipping the kids. I love knowing that I'm all stocked up and ready to take on a new school year.

Jaymes Graham said...

I think we have all been there! Love this post; we don't get enough credit for back to school!

Anosa Malanga said...

I guess people are now more conscious of what they should have in the coming months that's why. Good thing to budget their money so they can alot something for everything.

Ellen Ross | Ask Away Blog said...

Amen girl! love all these items!

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