From the endcaps at your favorite stores to the promotional e-mails in your inbox, back-to-school shopping is in full swing. There are school supplies everywhere, but if you don’t have kids or aren’t in school yourself, you might have some serious shopping envy going on.
Back-to-school shopping season is upon us yet again, and with it comes a number of extra costs. While pencils and erasers may not be the priciest of purchases, the expenses pile up surprisingly quickly—especially if you’re buying for more than one student. It’s estimated that the average American household will spend over $800 on school supplies this year. And that’s just accounting for those with elementary through high school students, not college students.