How To Prepare For School

by - August 09, 2017

Do your summer work.

This may seem very obvious, but it is very important. Make sure you have completed or are in the process of completing all of your summer work, including any books and/or summer assignments. You don't want to arrive to class your first day to find that you didn't read a required book!

Declutter your desk.

I strongly believe that when you have a clear space you have a clear mind. So get to work decluttering you desk and removing all of the items that are not essential to your studying or items that you find distracting.

Declutter your closet.

Along with decluttering your desk, I recommend decluttering your closet and donating or selling all of your clothing items that don't fit you anymore or that you do not like. To me,  getting rid of your old clothing pieces and other material possessions is such a freeing feeling, and I always feel so much lighter afterwards. Plus, not only this will make back to school shopping easier, but it will also save you time in the morning because you will have less items to choose from and therefore less distractions.

Organize your school work from the previous year.

Go through your binders, notebooks, and supplies from the previous year and discard items you no longer need. This will be very beneficial when you go shopping for school supplies because you will know exactly what you need!

Mark school dates in your planner.

Whether you use a planner, a bullet journal, or the calendar in your iPhone, write down all of your school related dates such as days you don't have school, long weekends, and breaks! If you do not have any of these organization tools, I would definitely suggests sticking to one, but if you are not interested in doing so, than I would just recommend being aware of school dates.

Wake up earlier.

This may not apply to you if your school starts in three weeks, but if your school starts relatively soon I would definitely start to gradually wake up earlier so you are not exhausted your first few days of school!

Shopping list.

Make a list of all of the things you need to purchase before school starts whether it be clothing, supplies, or books. This way you won't forget anything and you won't purchase anything you don't need!

Prepare your backpack in advance.

Again, this may not be necessary if your school doesn't start for a while, but if school if close for you, I would suggest prepping your backpack with all of the little things, aka chapstick, wipes, hand sanitizer, lotion, etc, as well as your binders and notebooks, a couple days in advance.

Clean your computer.

If you have a computer I would highly suggest going through and deleting any unnecessary files, documents, folders, etc. Not only will this clear up precious space, but it will also be a lot easier to navigate through your computer and deal with remaining files.

Make a pinterest board.

While this isn't something necessary to preparing for the school year, making a pinterest board for school containing study tips, dorm room ideas, and other images will get you so motivated and excited for school!

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