My School Essentials

141031 My school essentials

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As a university student, it happens to be away from home all day long. Every night before going to bed, I always check my bag to see if I have everything ready for the next day, so that I can save some time in the morning. Here’s the list of my essentials!

Laptop – I always make sure to charge my MacBook Air for the next day, as in general I don’t like to take the charger with me. If your battery runs out quickly, maybe it’s better to bring it with you as well. Some of my fellow students use their iPad (usually with a keyboard) to take notes, others take them on paper. Use what works best for you!

Water – I make sure to always bring with me a bottle of water, since we all know how important it is for our health. Sometimes, when it get cooler outside, I also take with me a thermos with some hot tea.

Snacks – When I’m concentrated, I tend to get really hungry. I think if it was for me, I could it all the time. I have to admit that sometimes I forget to bring food with me, so I end up buying something at the university’s cafeteria…

Books – Of course, if you need some books for your classes, make sure to take them with you! I know they’re heavy, but they’re still really important. If you just need few pages, you can also scan them on your computer, so you don’t have to bring the whole book with you.

Notebook – I never go anywhere without my current notebook with me. You never know when a good blog post idea will come to you, or when you’ll need to write down something important!

Agenda – Even if lately I found that using the Calendar App to keep all my schedules together, I still love writing down my appointments and big events on my Moleskine. I love to write when something good happens to me during the day as well.

Pens, colors and highlighters – The last two points would be really pointless without some writing material. I think that color is the key to make everything more fun and enjoyable to (re)read.

iPod and headphones – Between a class and another, I sometimes go to the library or to a study room to get ahead with the stuff I need to do (studying, writing, reading,…). Since I get bored of too much silence, I always bring with my iPod and my Urbanears.

Camera – I try to always find a place for my camera in my bag. I sometimes switch between my Canon Powershot G16 and my Instax Mini 90. You never know when a nice shooting opportunity will appear!

Wallet, keys and phone – Do I really have to explain those?

iPhone portable charger – Since my iPhone sometimes runs out pretty quickly of battery, I normally have with me my portable charger I got from here. It already saved me more than once.

What are your school essentials?

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  • Great post!!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  • I need to get one of those portable chargers

    • They’re really useful!!

  • viva Mini In The Box!!! :D

    • Yup! Si possono fare davvero tanti affari :)

  • Yasmeen

    Great essentials! I don’t know if I could possibly carry all that though! I definitely have to have a notebook, pens, my phone charger & a USB..some healthy snacks, water & chewing gum!

    Yasmeen xx
    The Mirror Affects

    • I know, sometimes it’s a bit heavy… If I can avoid to bring for exemple my books, I do. I think my camera is probably the heaviest thing after my laptop, but I just can’t leave home without it.. My shoulders complain sometimes, but oh well.. hehe!

  • Sarahi Herrera

    cool post! :)

  • Amy Marshment

    I love seeing people’s essentials, great for organisation! Such a lovely lovely blog x

    • Thank you so much for the nice comment, I really appreciate that!

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