Maybe you like shopping for school supplies.
Perhaps hauling the kids to the store, or to several stores, and traipsing up and down aisles looking for the right binders and folders, the markers and pens, the tape, glue sticks and book covers while checking off your list, trips your trigger.
If not, there's now a way to do it from home for Shorewood parents with children at Lake Bluff Elementary and St. Robert Catholic School, with a few clicks. Then you just wait for it all to be packed and shipped to your door.
As of the coming school year, the Shorewood schools have adopted the same supply list for each grade level, and a national company called School-Pak, founded in Milwaukee, has them all on its online shopping list.
Terri Schulist founded School-Pak in 1991 after a frustrating shopping trip to the store, searching for a "purple folder" that appeared on her son's suggested supply list.
With her husband, Gene, she put together a plan to provide packages of school supplies, based on teachers' lists, to surrounding schools.
Find the supplies for your Lake Bluff and St. Robert student here.
As an introduction to the new lists, School-Pak is offering a discounted price on its elementary packs through Sunday. Parents can choose to have the School-Paks delivered to their homes (UPS charge applies) or they can pick them up at the School-Pak warehouse, 4001 W. Green Tree Rd., Milwaukee.
While the discount will end on Sunday, parents can continue to purchase until July 17. Supplies are limited for each grade at each school.