Goodwill’s Essential Back-to-School Shopping List

Goodwill’s Back-to-School Essential Shopping List

When it comes to shopping for back-to-school essentials, there are several items you might want to prioritize. Here’s a handy Goodwill’s Back-to-School Essential Shopping List to keep in mind while shopping second-hand:

  • Backpack: Sturdy backpacks with ample storage space and strong zippers are essential for a child’s success.
  • Stationery: Find used notebooks, binders, and folders in good condition. Pens, pencils, erasers, and other writing instruments can also be found.
  • Clothing: Look for gently-used clothing items like school uniforms (if applicable), jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, and jackets. Check for quality and ensure proper sizing. Don’t forget to shop for out-of-season clothing as you’re getting ready for colder weather and recess clothing.
  • Shoes: Goodwill stores often have a good range of shoes, including sneakers and dress shoes. Look for pairs in good condition that fit comfortably.
  • Books: Goodwill has a large selection of books for your back-to-school needs. They range across various genres and age levels, so there’s a book for every child!
  • Calculators and electronics: If your school requires specific calculators or electronic devices, check if you can find them second-hand. ShopGoodwill is an auction-style site that sells second-hand electronics.
  • Lunchboxes and water bottles: Goodwill stores can have lunchboxes and lots of water bottles. Make sure they are thoroughly cleaned before use.
  • Art and craft supplies: Check for used art supplies, such as paints, paintbrushes, sketchbooks, and other materials.
  • Musical instruments: If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument, ShopGoodwill can be a great place to look for beginner instruments at reasonable prices.
  • Sports equipment: Look for second-hand sports gear like balls, bats, rackets, helmets, and protective gear. Ensure they meet safety standards.

When shopping for Goodwill’s back-to-school shopping list, remember to thoroughly inspect the items for any damages, check for proper sizing, and ensure they are clean before use.

Happy thrifting and have a successful back-to-school season!

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