My favorite school supplies + What's in my Backpack

The whole 'going back to school' season has always been my favorite. For as long as I remember, I've loved going to get my school uniforms, new school shoes and of course cute notebooks and other supplies. Well three years into college and nothing has changed - well except the school uniforms.

In today's post I'll be sharing my favorite and useful school supplies with a few snaps of what I actually carry in my backpack!


THE BASICS - notebooks, and writing utensils
So you can't go wrong with notebooks, pens and pencils. In fact these three items are my most used. Ever since high school I've used the Mead Five star brand, specifically the five subject notebooks. These are so helpful when keeping track of different classes without carrying multiple notebooks. I swear by these. They're pretty easy to get your hands on and also inexpensive. I always seem to get the basic colors and end up personalizing them with stickers.

Let's talk about writing utensils aka pens and pencils. I'm pretty picky with what pens i'm writing with. I love bold, black gel pens like these Pilot G2 pens. But at the same time I love a simple thin pens stroke that I get with these Pilot juice pens. Then there's the Sharpie pens, y'all I cannot get enough of these pens. They write so nice and I love using them to underline important topics in my notes.

And then there is pencils, I'm not even kidding when I say this but I only have one mechanical pencil. It's a Papermate 0.7 mm clear point pencil and while looking cool it's gets the job done. Since I'm not taking any math classes this semester I hardly use pencils but I have this just in case I do need one.

Oh and my personal favorite, HIGHLIGHTERS!!! I love bright colors so obviously I have a pack of highlighters that includes both pink, and purple. I find that most brands only carry yellow, orange, green and blue so when I found these Poppin highlighters at my college bookstore I picked them up!

FOR FUN - cute pencil bags, and rainbow sticky notes
As soon as I saw these rainbows sticky notes block I knew I needed it. Not only was it cute but I actually go through a ton of post its so why not get a huge block. There's seven different colors all in fun brights and are actually the perfect size.

With all those pens and pencils you need a place to store them right? At the moment I'm reusing an older Vera Bradley makeup bag for a pencil pouch. It's completely lined on the inside which is pretty neat and because I'm using the bag for a pencil pouch I'm not scared to get the inside dirty or even if a pen had a leak because it's easy to clean. It's also the perfect size for everything.

 ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES - binders, and  file folders

I  love organizing lecture notes and other important papers. I typically color code every class that coincides with a highlighter and color pen as well as a folder and section in my binder. My system is kinda crazy but it works for me. In my binder I keep my syllabus and other important papers from my professors. When the semester ends each class gets 'retired' from the binders and gets a file folder. For example all of last semester notes and papers are in a separate file folder so that I can reuse the same binder.

 As far as what I carry in my backpack it's pretty simple. For classes and note taking I only use a 5 subject notebook and a binder for extra storage for important papers. I also take my laptop, which is pretty standard for any college student to have in their backpack. Next my handy dandy Happy Planner and of course my pencil bag. Oh and one must have item that didn't make the photo... a jacket! My building are always freezing and I get cold easily so I always make sure I have a cardigan or a lightweight jacket in my backpack!

Thanks fore Reading!

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