It’s one of the busiest times of the year – back-to-school craziness. You and your spouse run around like chickens without heads trying to gather all of the school supplies for the upcoming year.
In the process, you’re met with pleas from your kids for new things. How do you manage it all?
We get it. As busy parents ourselves, we know how hectic this time of year is for families.
And it’s not just all the new items you need to buy to get the kids geared up… YOU may need to invest in a few items to keep yourself sane during the school year too!
This year, we’ve worked as a family to pull together a list of insanely awesome back to school purchases. From our family to yours, we hope our carefully curated items make shopping easier on all the ONE family busy parents and couples!
Here’s the best part: All these hot buys can all be made online, so you save yourself the hassle of elbowing other busy parents, and toting the little ones around while you shop.
We hope you enjoy our suggestions for items that will make the upcoming school year a little bit more awesome for not just the kids, but you parents too!.
25 Insanely Awesome Back to School Purchases for Busy Parents and Couples
Looking at an activity and art packed year ahead? Turn your walls into a creative calendar or canvas! Grab this blackboard that sticks to the wall. It’s perfect for your home office, or in a common area for the entire family to share.
School year’s mean cold and flu seasons in most busy households. Proactively ward off the common cold or ease flu symptoms with this awesome humidifier. It uses a microporous ceramic cartridge that filters water from micro-organisms, and calcium & magnesium ions and comes with an LED display!
Struggling to get back into the groove after a relaxing summer vacation? This #1 best seller will show you how to reset your brain to start the school year right. Learn fascinating facts that even parents will enjoy sharing with kiddos like: why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes.
You’re going to love this one! These remote controlled electrical switch sockets let you turn off appliances from a distance, with the click of a button. When your child falls asleep on his books, or when you’re too exhausted from running around throughout the day, put the house in sleep mode with these unique sockets.
If you’ve never tried the Ninja professional blender, you’re in for a treat. These high-speed blenders whip up breakfast smoothies, soups for dinners, and dips for after school snacking in only a few seconds. You’ll be the cool mom or dad again with this fast acting blender that’s not just fun to use, but also fun to watch!
Did your child come home with a tickle in his/her throat? Ease it fast with these honey and lemon throat drops. Your kids will ACTUALLY enjoy the taste of these lozenges! BONUS: They also serve up silver solution to boost immunity so your little one will be better protected from future school yard sickness!
Never get caught without a fast-action plan for healthy meals on the go again! Chop up some healthy finger foods in seconds with this vegetable chopper. Perfect for packing and snacking at soccer practice or other after school activities!
After a long, hard day of classrooms and extra curriculars, your child (and you) need to relax. Turn your home into an oasis with this aromatherapy essential oil diffuser. It has fun colors, which work as a nice nightlight for children afraid of the dark, and an auto-shut off function so you don’t have to wake up frantic in the middle of the night.
Let’s face it. Some weeks, you don’t want to cook. You also want to save money and calories by not eating out. The only fast food you should be eating is in your kitchen… with a crock-pot! With this slow cooker, nutritious and delicious doesn’t have to exhaust you in the process!
Send your child to school with a lunch box as unique as they are! This ECOlunchbox is designed to protect the environment AND his/her food. With this adorable bento box style, your child will be packing lunch in style!
This time of year, kids and parents alike lose a lot of must-have sleep. Track how much and how well you’re sleeping with the Fitbit One wireless activity plus sleep tracker. Want to have some extra fun with this? Get one for your entire family and turn it into a health-centric game.
Essential oils are the hottest new way to keep your family feeling their best this year. With this gift set, you get a variety of essential oils to use throughout the year. Test them all and find the one your family loves the most!
Jam packed with clever ideas and easy recipes for delicious, kid-friendly packable meals (perfect for your bento box above!) this cookbook is a savior for busy parents looking for lunchtime inspiration!
Did your son learn how to shave recently? Does dad need a new razor? Keep the men in your house looking their best in LESS time with this multifunctional groomer and trimmer in one!
Many kids race through hand washing and tooth brushing, but this 2-mode timer teaches them to SLOW down in a fun way! Press the button, and the green light flashes until time is up.
School should be fun, but sometimes, the stress can get the best of any strong family. When your family feels like it’s going to burn out, have this go-to-guide stashed on the bookshelf to infuse some laughter into your home with these jokes for kids.
Say so long to piles of clothes and hello to an organized closet. You’ll love this 7-slot hanging organizer with drawers. With this in your home, getting dressed each day won’t feel like such a battle.
Outer order equals inner calm for many parents!\ Leverage the extra headspace around your home or garage with this unconventional storage rack.
These days, having a laptop isn’t an option for students – it’s a requirement. The Acer Chromebook is an affordable option that gives kids the tools they need to perform better in the classroom. You don’t have to break the bank to grow their brain this school year!
As parents we’re often trying to spend smart. Up your wardrobe this year without upping your spend. Kiddos aren’t the only ones who need an wardrobe lift. And with these handy fashion hacks, you’ll be sneaking a few things in the cart this year without guilt 🙂
What if a pill could make you smarter and help you remember more information? Sounds ideal for school, right? Although there isn’t such a pill, there is a supplement to naturally stimulate your body’s focus and memory senses. The Ginkgo Smart Maximum Focus & Memory Supplement is a safe way to help your kids boost performance in the classroom (and YOU to boost performance at home and work).
We’re willing to wager a bet that your kids shoes are going to get dirty sometime this school year. When they do, you need to clean them fast and effectively. With this shoe cleaning kit on hand, you’ll have everything you need to spiffy your kids back up again in no time.
Bloom daily planners are fun, fashionable and functional! Now your grocery store lists can LOOK good before they taste good!
See your family’s busy month at a glance. Make quick adjustments, assign which parent will take on which activity, and stay organized throughout the year with this calendar board. And it’s not just functional. You can use it over and over again throughout the school years!
With the whirlwind of the school year, it’s inevitable you’re going to need to guarantee some great sleep! This sound and sleep machine will do the trick predictably every night! Unwind and relax with ambient noise that’ll lull you (or your kids) into a peaceful, REM-cycle filled sleep.
As you tackle your to-do list while getting ready for the upcoming school year, consider some of these awesome back to school purchases. Each of these will help you have a more peaceful, organized, and healthy year in and out of the classroom.
For more advice on how to have less stress and enjoy your marriage more this year, check out these 5 tips from Tony and Alisa.