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Eight Stores That Will Help You Organize Your Life

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Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and even if you've left the classroom behind, that still means it's time to get your sh*t together. Whether you stick to your elementary school standbys or choose to embrace more sophisticated paper goods and desk accessories, we've got you covered. Click through for our favorite places to find the goods that'll help you get organized for the season.


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1. OfficeMax

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550 St Clair
Chicago, IL
This chain may be a national staple (no pun intended), but it actually originated in Chicagoland suburb Naperville. This brand-new store isn't exactly one-of-a-kind, but it is certainly a rarity: A place often found in suburbia nestled right in the heart of the city. This store tests out an all new formula.

2. Chicago Teacher, Inc.

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1855 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Despite it's name, this store isn't just for teachers. Anyone who seeks out affordable school supplies is likely to find them here.

3. Digital Hub

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1040 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642
This 24-hour stop prints everything from business cards to calendars, making it an ideal place for recent grads and new businesses. They also offer complimentary delivery service.

4. Dose Market

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435 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 321-1001
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This monthly market stocks everything from apparel to bath goods, but at any given time you're also likely to find one-of-a-kind desk accessories, paper products and decorative items perfect for sprucing up your work space.

5. Stache and Hyde

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701 South Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Think of Stache and Hyde's collection of journals as updated Moleskine notebooks. They're similarly slim and easy to toss in a purse for when inspiration strikes, but way more distinctive.

6. Greer

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1657 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-8000
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Shop GREER's extensive selection of writing instruments and stationery. Not only will these products help you get organized, they'll also add a touch of elegance to your day-to-day life.

7. Chicago Office Products Co.

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9710 Industrial Dr.
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 430-2005
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This Bridgeview store offers up a low-cost guarantee. It's essentially a one-stop shop, a place to stock up on the classics (highlighters, Post-it notes, etc.)

8. Allegory

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106 Industrial Drive, Illinois and Michigan Canal
Minooka, IL 60447
If you've outgrown your collection of Bic pens, this may be the place to go for your upgrade. These locally-made writing instruments are made from wood found in the woods of Illinois.

1. OfficeMax

550 St Clair, Chicago, IL
This chain may be a national staple (no pun intended), but it actually originated in Chicagoland suburb Naperville. This brand-new store isn't exactly one-of-a-kind, but it is certainly a rarity: A place often found in suburbia nestled right in the heart of the city. This store tests out an all new formula.
550 St Clair
Chicago, IL

2. Chicago Teacher, Inc.

1855 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Despite it's name, this store isn't just for teachers. Anyone who seeks out affordable school supplies is likely to find them here.
1855 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

3. Digital Hub

1040 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60642
This 24-hour stop prints everything from business cards to calendars, making it an ideal place for recent grads and new businesses. They also offer complimentary delivery service.
1040 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642

4. Dose Market

435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
This monthly market stocks everything from apparel to bath goods, but at any given time you're also likely to find one-of-a-kind desk accessories, paper products and decorative items perfect for sprucing up your work space.
435 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Stache and Hyde

701 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Think of Stache and Hyde's collection of journals as updated Moleskine notebooks. They're similarly slim and easy to toss in a purse for when inspiration strikes, but way more distinctive.
701 South Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607

6. Greer

1657 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
Shop GREER's extensive selection of writing instruments and stationery. Not only will these products help you get organized, they'll also add a touch of elegance to your day-to-day life.
1657 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614

7. Chicago Office Products Co.

9710 Industrial Dr., Bridgeview, IL 60455
This Bridgeview store offers up a low-cost guarantee. It's essentially a one-stop shop, a place to stock up on the classics (highlighters, Post-it notes, etc.)
9710 Industrial Dr.
Bridgeview, IL 60455

8. Allegory

106 Industrial Drive, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Minooka, IL 60447
If you've outgrown your collection of Bic pens, this may be the place to go for your upgrade. These locally-made writing instruments are made from wood found in the woods of Illinois.
106 Industrial Drive, Illinois and Michigan Canal
Minooka, IL 60447