It’s that time again when the school supply aisles are packed and everyone is trying to grab what they need. Imagine how difficult it will be this year during a global pandemic and trying to social distance. Many of us will be tempted to grab the first pens and pencils we see and get out of there as soon as possible.  Many are trying to conserve money after taking a hit during the pandemic and will search for the cheapest notebooks and crayons. Whether it’s value shopping or just trying to hurry, there are a few specific school supplies that actually are worth looking for the brand names. That is why so many teachers put a specific brand on the school supply list. No, it doesn’t mean your school supplies will not be accepted if they aren’t that specific brand. The teachers speak from so many years of experience in learning which brands last longer and have better quality. For example, why buy markers that will dry up in 3 months when Crayola brand can last the entire year.  No, you don’t have to get the brand name on everything. Here are a few school supplies that you’d be better off buying the brand name vs. the generic brand and it will save you in the long run.