5 Back to School Items You Didn't Know You Needed

Are you or your kids heading back to school this year and looking for products to make this the best year yet? Is that a yes? If so, we have just what you need.

1. Stasher

These reusable, non-toxic, 100% pure platinum silicone bags make the perfect storage for your food. They’re easy to clean, as they are dishwasher safe, and are also completely microwavable safe. Stasher is a huge money-saver and plastic-reducer since you’ll never have to use a plastic bag ever again!

(Not to mention, they’re super cute and fit perfectly inside our next suggested item. Keep reading!)

2. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

You may find that one downside to packing a lunch is that your food doesn’t stay cold for very long. Lucky for you, we have just what you need: freezable lunch bags! Just freeze the lunch bag overnight (it folds flat), and pack your lunch the next morning. They’re not only easy to clean, but they’re also made from nontoxic poly canvas and food-safe lining. (Suggestion: some even have a buckle handle clip perfect for attaching to your bag or backpack.)

3. Reusable Straws

Reusable straws have recently spiked in popularity, in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Either of these silicone or stainless steel straws do just that, and they pair well with just about any beverage! (Psst…we also have a straw cleaning brush.)

4. Corkcicle

Hot or cold, these stainless steel, insulated canteens and tumblers are perfect for running out the door on your way to class. They’ll keep your drinks hot or cold for hours on end, keeping your drink just the way you like it all day! (Hint, hint. We even have some fun accessories to add to it)

5. Beeswax Wraps

Looking for more sustainable ways to store your food or your kids’ lunch? These reusable beeswax wraps come in a package of three, ready for your various needs. Whether it be wrapping a sandwich for lunch, or an apple for a snack, your food will stay extra fresh! (And guess what! They’re even made in Massachusetts.)

Now that you know exactly what you need for the new school year, you'll not only make your day easier, you'll also be saving the planet. Be sure to let us know which turns out to be your favorite!

Photos by Maggie Griffin