Today is day twenty of Blogust! To see all of the Blogust posts click here.
The school year is right about the corner and I have some helpful tips to make your school year easier! Lets get started.
1. Make Your Planner your BFF!
YES! It’s true; Planners (or Agendas whatever you call them) will be your best friend during the school year. I know lots of people use the calendar or reminder app on their phones now. I prefer writing assignments down because I will remember them better. This year I am using a Lilly Pulitzer agenda. I have already started using it (and school hasn’t begun)! If you are “Anti-Planner” I highly suggest you reevaluate your life. They are so incredibly helpful and allow you to remember everything you could possibly need!
2. Folders are the Way to Go!
Binders are so bulky and take up so much space! I prefer using folders because I have easier access to my papers. I understand that some classes require binders. However, if you have the choice i would advise you to go with folders. I am a little OCD so my folders have to match my spiral notebooks (I use them to take notes in for my AP classes). You can find cheep and adorable folders and notebooks at Wal-Mart and Target! 🙂
3. Mechanical Pencils >>> Wooden Pencils
This might just be my personal preference but mechanical pencils are SO much better than wooden pencils. I hate when pencils get dull and you have to constantly sharpen them. Mechanical pencils are quick and easy! You can find them fairly cheep at Wal-Mart, Target, or any office supply store.
4. App It Up!
My phone and iPad come in so much use during the school year. I have so many helpful apps that make my life 10x easier! I have the dictionary app, calculator app, Google Drive app, iBooks app, Pages app, Keynote app, and another app that is a link to my school’s website where I can check my grades! I couldn’t imagine my life without theses!
5. Odds and Ends
Lastly, here are a few things that everyone should keep with them at school. Some you might not have thought of before!
- Extra Paper
- Hair Ties
- Cell Phone Charger
What are your school supply essentails?