I’ve had a difficult time keeping up with posting lately; life seems to have gotten so hectic. But, I am back! Today’s post is all about how I organize things for school, including my agenda. I’m really excited to share this because I love picking up tips from how others organize their own school things. I know for me school can make like stressful and hectic, but over the past three and a half years of high school I have acquired some tips and tricks of my own. So, let’s get started.
The first thing that I want to share with y’all is how I organize for school. Since I’m home schooled I don’t have to worry about organizing a locker or anything like that, and all my textbooks are kept by my bed. But I do have a few tips on how I organize my notes and how I motivate myself. For a little motivation throughout the week I write an inspirational quote on my Lilly Pulitzer whiteboard. Whenever I get discouraged I glance over at it and somehow it makes me feel better (I don’t really know). As far as staying organized with my notes for class, I use one five-subject notebook for all of my notes. I know that might seem kind of scary, but it really helps me stay organized. I take my notes in pencil, and then anything that is extra important gets written in pen. On the divider pockets in front of each section I put my handouts and homework that I need to turn in. And that’s basically how I organize my notes/notebook.
I’m usually pretty good about keeping my school bag organized. For some reason it bothers me to have random things floating around in my bag without having their own place (if only I was that way about my life). My bag is the Longchamp Le Pliage Large Nylon Tote in the color Cumin. I use this bag as much as possible and every time I fall more and more in love with it. The first thing I have in my bag is my Vera Bradley wallet, where I keep my I.D.’s and money (obviously). Next I have my pencil case, which is actually just an old Calvin Klein eyeglasses case that takes up less space. Obviously I have to carry my notebook with me, so that’s in my bag too. My iPad Mini comes in handy for any apps or etextbooks that I need for class (and Pinterest and Tumblr of course). I just have a normal black case on it with a camo Browning buck mark sticker I put on to personalize it. I also carry textbooks, depending on what day it is but I don’t have to carry much because most of my subjects are done at home or online. The other things I keep in my bag are just sort of random, and they are hand sanitizer, lipgloss, headphones and my sunglasses.
Now onto the fun part: how I organize my agenda. I have the large Lilly Pulitzer Agenda in the pattern True Navy Tiger Lilly, with my monogram on the front (of course).
I use the front pocket for random papers and tickets I collect over the months I use my agenda.
For the calendar in the front of my agenda I put what blog posts I want to do on different days.
The monthly calendars are used to list different school and social events and obligations. They are color coded, according to what category they fall under like school, volunteering, and dates.
On the daily agenda pages I write my school assignments, social events and obligations for each day in more detail. I use pens from Office Max to color code my classes and different obligations, and then write the details in black so that my eyes are automatically drawn to the colors.
When I have days that are a little busier than others (which happens quite frequently), I use post it notes to make a check-list of the various tasks I have to complete that day.
That’s it for how I organize for school and my agenda. I hope you enjoyed it and it helped you develop some of your own organization ideas. This post seemed a little more difficult for me to write than most, but maybe that’s because I have been too busy and stressed to do much with my blog as of late. But, I’m looking forward to some fun posts I have coming up during this week (such as my January Favorites, which are late). I promise I’ll do my best to get back to posting consistently. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments sections below or contact me via email. Thanks for stopping by!