There’s the standard school supplies list—backpack, lunchbox, Gen Alpha-approved sneakers that cost way more than they should—and then there are the little, overlooked things that can take the back-to-school routine from frantic to (dare we say it?) fantastic. And not just because those eight hours in class means fewer “mom, I’m borrrrred” wails throughout your day. We polled PureWow readers and editors to uncover the unexpected things that have streamlined their weekdays. Here are our top picks.