What Back To School Item Is Completely Overrated?

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Growing up my teachers insisted that I needed a planner. They made it a requirement for class and out of the many teachers that did so, I can't ever (ever) remember using them. This time of year the world of retail thinks we should outfit our lives with a million items, many of which your kids won't really use. What do you end up buying that never gets used?

While I never used a planner, my brother did (nerd). That said, he never used the thin composition notebooks and would only use those that were wire bound. What do you end up with at the end of the school year that was never used? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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