Welcome back, friends! In this post, we will be covering what school supplies you need for Senior Year of High School (or even College). I will also link my favorite items for you so you can find everything you’re still missing from the list as quickly as possible.
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Here is my Senior Year School Supply list!
Surprise, surprise! A backpack wouldn’t be the worst idea to get… I love this one from Target! But you can get them pretty much in every supply store in your city, or on Amazon, like this bag:
Planners are super helpful, I always have my planner with me! What I mainly do is bullet journaling (let me know if you are interested in a post about that), where I write out my daily to-dos and school work I need to get done.
I absolutely love the planners from the online shop, Erin Condren. You can even customize your planner and select from different designs. Definitely worth a look!
To study well and have a place for your notes, you will also need notebooks. I like having a few of them to really stay organized. You can get notebooks at Target, like these.
Or from Erin Condren as well. Love the designs!
Gotta have a pencil pouch! Don’t just throw your pens in your bag, please. You won’t find them, I promise. And who doesn’t hate asking others for pens..
A must on your senior year school supplies list! Pick a few regular blue ones, and maybe a black one as well. I like black pens way better in my planner and bullet journal.
You will probably need No. 2 pencils for all your multiple-choice tests in school, so maybe get mainly those.
A must if you use pencils! I recommend getting one with an attached “box” so you don’t have to look for a trashcan every time you want to sharpen. You can get one like that here:
You will also need erasers, or you can also get pencils with included erasers or roller pens with an eraser on the back.
Even though they are pretty big and take up space, I recommend getting binders. You don’t have to take them to school, but you can organize your papers and notes in them.
Another option is to take them to school on day 1 and place them in your locker so you can fill it with your papers in school directly without destroying them on the way home (not unlikely..haha)
I like the ones from Target, they are affordable and pretty, but you can get your binders in any other store as well. I got mine from Amazon, but keep in mind these are for European sized papers!
To organize your papers and notes a little better, you can also get folders to put them in, and name the folders as well.
A must! Part of school supplies is also food-related things.
Please don’t buy plastic bottles!! Just in case you aren’t aware as much: Plastic pollutes our oceans and planet. And it doesn’t just disappear simply because we don’t know where our trash goes.
We need to stop using one-time use (or even more time use) plastic products!
Instead, we can just use aluminum bottles (even hard plastic is better than single-use bottles) so you can always take your own drink, fill it up when you like, and use it for several months or years.
we can just use aluminum bottles (even hard plastic is better than single-use bottles) so you can always take your own drink, fill it up when you like, and use it for several months or years.
I also find them way more convenient and better looking! Here are a few good ones:
Related: Zero Waste School Supply Swaps
I am so obsessed with highlighters! And no, I don’t mean the weird neon colors. Those may be the style of some others, but I prefer pastels. You can get pastel highlighters here
A very important essential on our senior your school supplies list! Get some info from your future math teacher what calculators you will be using next year, so you know which one to get.
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Another way to save money and waste is to bring your own lunch. There are various, even heat preserving, lunchboxes out there. Here are a few I can recommend:
I love this tip! You can create your own little emergency bag so your little essentials won’t get lost in your backpack or your pencil pouch.
Pick your must-haves you always take with you. That can be lip balm, hand sanitizer, hand cream, band-aids, a tampon, and so on.
Just put those items in a small bag, like this one, and put it in your backpack. Easy peasy!
Alright, that was my last essential from this senior year school supplies post! If you have anything to add, share your tip in the comments!
Enjoy your last days of summer!