With back to school just around the corner, our home is full of the business of ‘getting ready’ for back to school! Supply lists abound, clothes shopping and new shoes are on the agenda, and life is finally getting back to normal around here – thank goodness!
My favourite part of going back to school is getting our lives back on track. Don’t get me wrong, summer is absolutely amazing and spending extra time with the family is always a good thing. But there’s something about having a routine that can’t be beat – and I love organizing our schedules and setting that routine up!
I’ve tried using digital calendars before, but nothing beats putting pen to paper and scheduling out activities, school days, appointments, and doodling, too! I love the variety of beautiful and bright colours the Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens provide. With 14 brilliant colours it’s easy to colour code my calendar exactly to my liking – my planner looks like a rainbow! And I was pleased to discover that InkJoy pens don’t smear like typical gel pens do because of the quick drying ink they use.
Another favourite back to school item? Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine markers. They’re a must for me to label all the things! From lunch bags to jackets to backpacks to binders, Sharpies are permanent on most surfaces, and they’re fade and water resistant. My kids love using Sharpies to doodle and draw, and customize clothing items, too! We love the assorted colours that they come in – 37 colours in the Fine marker, and 25 colours in the Ultra Fine – it makes for a super fun art day!
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens and Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers are both available at Walmart, online and in store. Follow Sharpie on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and their Official Website and check out Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens on Instagram and Twitter.
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Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Sharpie/Paper Mate and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.