It's August and the first day of school is right around the corner. Retailers are stocking their shelves full of school supplies for the upcoming year. Sometimes when seeing all of the school supplies together it's hard to analyze what you actually need and what you might need. So before you go back-to-school shopping, make a list of everything you need. Depending on what classes you're taking, your supplies list may vary. However, there are basic school essentials that everyone needs for their education. Here is my list of basic school essentials with recommendations.
1. A sturdy backpack
Some people get new backpacks every year and others get new backpacks when they need. Whatever the preference is, you'll want it to last until you're done with it.
The 5-subject notebooks are my go-to.
3. A planner
Get a planner and use it. Write down all of your assignments so you will always be aware of the due date.
4. Pens/ Pencils
Get a pack of your favorite pens and pencils so you'll always have an extra.
For textbooks, assignments, or notes, a binder will keep all of your work organized and easily accessible.
6. File box
Keep your old papers in a file box until you no longer need them. This will help cut down on paper cluttering your work space.
Headphones are an essential item for school. Listening to music while walking to class or doing homework makes the task a little more enjoyable.
You never know when you'll need some gum.
9. A watch
Some classrooms don't have clocks and most instructors don't like it when their students are on their phone. Wearing a watch is a perfect way to always know the time.
10. Perfect for marking problems or important information in school work.
You can find a stapler almost anywhere, but if you have your own stapler, you won't have to search for one when you need it.