So this first post is dedicated to what essentials would I put in my bag pack/ satchel/ bag of some sort ;)
1.) Sort out what bag you're going to take: If it's secondary school/high school I would take a satchel. however if it's sixth form/college/uni I would take a bag pack as you have more books. Bag pack from Accessorize, Satchel from Amazon.
2.) I would recommend using a make up bag or something similar to carry a mini essential kit.
WHAT TO PUT IN MINI ESSENTIAL KIT:
- a lady tin! (handy for hiding lady things)
- Plasters... I always end up paper cutting myself :(
- Antiseptic wipe - never know when that badboy will become useful!
- safety pins are handy things to have too!
- Lip Balm - VERY ESSENTIAL
- compact mirror
- Hand sanitiser (a blessing after science lessons)
- Painkillers, in case you have a headache so you stay concentrated in lessons/lectures.
- Mints/Gum/Breath Spray
- Some cheap spray in case you start to smell during the day (we're teenagers, it can happen!)
BACK TO THE BAG PACK:
3.) If you're in the lower years I would definitely go for a more fun pencil case. However I know that I would go for a clear one now, just because I don't like the hassle when it comes to exams of swapping pencil case (lazy? I know.) Also makes it 3000 times easier to find stuff ;)
4.) If you're handing assignments or coursework in I would definitely invest in some document holders or plastic wallets just so it can be neat when you hand it in :)
5.) Mostly for sixth form/college/uni get some of these folders! helps keep your work organised and store all your handouts for lessons!
TIP: take one small folder to college/sixth form and divide it into your subjects. After a week remove the work from each division and put it into separate folders for each subject!
6.) You won't need these for back to school as most colleges/schools supply them! but as I'm at Uni this year I need a stapler and hole punch. (I love the coral stapler :P)
7.) Make sure you have enough pens/stationary!
8.) More things I'm having to take with me.
9.) sixth form/college/uni you normally have to provide your own paper so I got a couple of hench A4 notepads to take notes in lectures :P
ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR IF YOU DO MATHS SCIENCE OR FURTHER MATHS - they are life savers ;)
Hope this was helpful! we'll have another post tomorrow :)