24 School Essentials Most People Forget to Buy

We searched high and low for these under-the-radar, but totally necessary school essentials—because you need a lot more than three-ring binders and pencils to kick the school year off right.

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The one school supply you’ll all benefit from

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After you’re done loading your shopping cart with the best back-to-school sales and discounts, you’re going to want to add this TP-Link AC1200 WiFi Range Extender to your list. Teens will be able to duck into the far corners of your home to finish their science projects with Internet access in peace, and college-age roommates will never fight over which bedroom has better WiFi again.

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New year, new eyes

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Add a pair (or a few) of new glasses from Zenni Optical to your back to school shopping list, because every parent knows kids tend to lose, break, or damage at least one pair a year. These frames happen to be less than the cost of a sandwich, too. You’ll want to check out our list of tips to extend the life of your favorite glasses, too.

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Organic, vegan, and…affordable?

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We know—this sounds like one of those “circle the word that doesn’t belong” homework assignments, but it’s not. Hello Bello Organic Kids Multi-Vitamin Gummies are tasty, vegan, and shockingly affordable. It’s the easy way to make sure your little ones are getting all their A’s, B’s, C’s, and other important vitamins and minerals.

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