Get ready…get set..go! It’s back-to-school time and you have somewhere near a zillion supplies to buy in the next few weeks (or days!). Well, here’s where Target’s School List Assist tool comes in.

While Target’s School List Assist isn’t exactly new ‘invention (it’s actually been around since 2014) this genius tool is a total sanity-saver, especially if you’ve never used it before.

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So how does it work? It’s super-easy. Just enter your child’s school district’s zip code into the tool and find their class. And boom—you’ll get their school supply list.

Yep, that’s right. There’s no more searching through email after email just to find the one that includes the coveted back-to-school list. Simply click on the teacher-suggested items that you want to buy and add them to your online cart. If you want to add other items, you can also pick out whatever your child wants or needs from’s awesome assortment of back-to-school goodies.

When you’re ready to check out, choose from free two-day shipping or in-store pick-up. Oh yeah, and then you have to pay. Sorry, even though the School Assist tool is free to use, your child’s school supplies sadly aren’t. Womp womp.

And that’s it. So forget about cruising the aisles, playing hide-and-seek as you search for each and every item on the list. Now, it’s all in one place. Yay!

—Erica Loop



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