From about first grade all the way through college, back-to-school shopping meant color-coded lists and endless trips to the local Target. There's nothing like the giddy feeling of writing in a brand new planner (with colored pens of course). Maybe it was just my OCD kicking in, but getting organized for the new school year felt therapeutic in a Martha Stewart sort of way.
Regardless of whether you are a rookie freshman or making the foray into college life, the 25 items above will fit any budget, namely because they're all under $25. Click through the slideshow above to shop!