Back To School Basics

I am in University. This means that I have a back to school supply list I make, and then dread buying because school is so expensive. On top of the things I find myself purchasing every year I also have buy once staples. So here are my back to school basics.

One and Dones:

Laptop – This is my baby. I bought an Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop* for school and have used it absolutely every single day. This laptop is lightweight for me to lug around all day. I live off campus so I have it on me my entire time on campus. You definitely don’t  need to buy that laptop, but I use mine for everything. I take my notes, type assignments, send emails, and basically live my school life on it.

Bag – This is not necessarily a one and done for everyone. But I bought an expensive bag so I better use it a long time. I purchased a Ralph Lauren handbag which I know fits my laptop. It is genuine leather and gorgeous. This is where I chose to invest. I had a handbag the year before that was not very sturdy and it made carrying my laptop in it a nervous experience.  So I upgraded.

Common Purchases:

Weekly Planner – I use a Moleskine Classic Notebook* for my weekly planner. I like to start fresh with a new one every year. Typically it goes from September – August, or July – June.

Pens – I love pens. Specifically the Staples Strata 0.5 Black Ink Pen. It is so fine and is great in my bullet journal. It also allows me to write very small, which is how I write. And my notes don’t look so bold. I don’t bother with white out. I just scratch it out.

Pencils – I’m taking Statistics and Calculus so a pencil is necessary along with the sharpeners and erasers. Also, I like to have really cheap pencils in my bag in case someone needs to borrow one. I am not lending out my beloved pens. Ever.

Pencil Case – Not necessary. But mine get so messy. It’s actually gross how messy it is by the end of the year. I have tried everything under the sun. Different colours, shapes, sizes, patterns. still nasty.

Misc – This is highlighters, lined paper, ruler, etc.

What are your back to school basics?

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