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 and glue sticks book covers while check off your list, trips your trigger.
If not, there's now a way to do it from home for public elementary schools, and some private ones, with a few clicks. Then you just wait for it all to be packed and shipped to your door.
Three Greendale elementary schools' supply packages can now be ordered from a national company's website called School-Pak, founded in Milwaukee.
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.
School-Pak has now grown to a nationally recognized provider of pre-packaged supply kits, listed as No. 1 on Google searches for "pre-packaged school supplies," "school supply kits" and "packaged school supplies."
Those searches have led to growth in the New York area, Northern Illinois, San Antonio and throughout Florida and other states.
School-Pak has school supply packages for , and
Because it's a Milwaukee company, parents can shop online instead of in stores and still support the local economy.
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.