Boys school suppliesHave you guys started shopping for school supplies yet? As you can tell by the SIX stuffed bags, I am officially done! My boys start back this Thursday so I had to knock out the lists and prep their bags so they can have everything they need for that first day of school!

Their supply lists were long and it took me forever just to sort everything out. I decided to put Jake’s stuff in the green bags and Jeb’s in the red bags just so it would be easier to tell them apart. That first day of school is going to be chaotic!

As you can see, both boys’ teachers have Ziploc® brand bags on their list. We all know how great they are around the house. They are also great in the classroom. While we find them useful for storing food and leftovers, teachers can use them to separate academic lessons. Worksheets and manipulatives can be organized into bags so each group of kids get the work that they need.

ziploc listThen of course they can be used to hold classroom supplies, classroom snacks and so much more. They make things easy for teachers because they are clear so they can quickly see what’s in the bag. Plus, there’s no need for special equipment. Just a pen is all that’s needed to quickly label the bag. Pair them with Ziploc® brand containers and you have a whole organization system that’s incredibly economical! That’s important since teachers rarely get money for those supplies!

So while you are working on your school supply lists, be sure to pick up a couple of extra boxes of Ziploc® brand bags and containers while you are at Publix. You’ll need a few for yourself but then be sure to grab enough to send with your kiddos, their teachers will appreciate the donation!

Like last week, I am giving two readers the chance to go back to school with Ziploc® brand. Each winner will receive a $50 Publix gift card PLUS a big Ziploc® brand prize pack (approximate retail value $50).

Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below. As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. You can also get two additional entries…just be sure to leave an additional comment per task completed (up to three comments). I will choose the winners on Thursday 8/13 at 11 pm and announce the winners on Friday!


  • Share your favorite size Ziploc® brand bag or container that you find you use most around your home.


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