While everyone is enjoying their summer holiday, we don’t really want to think of going to school again… But there is one thing I absolutely love to do when it comes to going back to school: back to school shopping! Over the last couple of weeks I bought some things and these are the things I think you need for the new school year.
The first thing is a bag or backpack. The bag I use is a Cowboysbag and because my body can’t handle big bags, I obviously own the smaller version. This fits my Macbook perfectly and that’s very important when I have to take it with me when I go to class.
One thing I like for taking notes, are the big college notebooks. You can fit more than one subject in there so you don’t have to bring like six different ones with you. I DIY’ed mine with some pictures I found on Weheartit! Something that may help you to stay organized is a binder or folder (whatever you prefer). In class you mostly get a lot of handouts that you have to study, so when you put these in your binder or folder, you are sure you don’t lose them.
Then there is one thing that’s very important to stay organized: a planner. Last year I didn’t use one because I did everything on my Macbook but I actually missed using it. So this year I will use one (especially with all the blogging stuff). And how are you going use this without any pencils? Well you’re not, so another essential is of course a pencil case with some pencils and highlighters. I use the different colored highlighters to make my planner look more organized.
For example I use blue for homework, yellow for personal things and pink for exams. This way I can immediately see what I have going on in a week.
Another way to make your planner or notes more organized is by using sticky notes. If you want to make a quick note, just take one and put it in your planner for later.
And because I use my Macbook a lot at school some headphones and a charger are big essentials for me. When I have some time in between classes, I want to listen to some music to keep me occupied. And what do I have to say about taking a charger with me? I hate wanting to use my electronics and they are out of batteries, so a charger for my Macbook and iPhone are a must.
Right now I don’t really want to think about going to school, but when it turns September first I will definitely enjoy it. A lot of things are going to change for me next year and I am excited about that! What’s your biggest ‘back to school’ essential? Did you already bought everything or are you doing it later?