Back To School: Planner Organization

As a kid I never thought planning out your day or assignments was all that important. In fact, I hated the idea. But over the years I have had to adapt my way of thinking. My way of organizing my life might not be yours but these are the ways that I would do it.

First, I use the calendar on my computer. The Calendar on the MacBook computers is great because everything is color coded for me and I can sync it easily with my phone (which like every young adult, I always have with me). On the MacBook Calendar I usually put down big events (ex. when I’m going home, when I have class, when I do my blog posts, when I pay bills, etc). Keeping those in a timed manner has helped with a lot of my organizationScreen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.11.45 AM

Next I use a planner. My favorite planners right now are by Erin Condren. I like the extra things they add to the planner and how spread out it is. But what planner you use is up to you. In my planner I write down my class assignments. Keeping them in sync with my computer calendar I write them in the same color. While my MacBook Calendar tells me what time my classes or appointments are, my planner tells me what assignments I need to do for those classes or for my blog.

You don’t have to organize your life the way I do. But using this system has helped me organize the chaotic parts of my life so much easier. If you choose to use the computer and iPhone calendar for everything then go for it. If you find it’s easier for you to remember things by writing them down in a planner and only want to use that system, great! I’ve just found that keeping both my phone, computer calendar, and planner in sync with EVERYTHING was a lot of work. This way, the computer  calendar refreshes my class schedule every week automatically & the times I have appointments. And the planner helps me keep on top of my class work assignments.

Try this and see how helpful this method can be for going Back To School this Fall!

Back To School Part 2: Supplies

Every year everyone gets excited fro back to school, myself included. But what is interesting to me is that each one of us gets excited for the most basic part about back to school shopping, SUPPLIES! Whether you’re a teacher or a student of any grade, it still can be a lot of fun! Let me just break down the necessities!

While I think that laptops have now become important with assignments for school, you don’t have to go with this step. Bringing my laptop with me to school has just become part of my daily routine. I like having it close by but not everyone has this option. So skip it!

Using a decent sized binder is essential for every high school & college student. It helps keep you organized. For me, I use a binder with 8 tabs (1 for my syllabi, 3 for each classes tests, 3 for each classes notes, & 1 for necessary but less important papers) as well as loose leaf paper.

I also maintain one 3-subject notebook for small notes as well as 2 1-subject notebooks for my more frequent note taking classes. Keeping your books assigned for the class at hand is essential for me so I can make notes of what my teachers say as well.

Planners are important to keep appointments as well as assignments in check. What are your favorite things to bring back to school with you? Let me know in the comments below!

Back To School Part 1: Trends

With school only a few weeks away for some and a month away for others, I thought I’d get a jump on what trends to look for coming up! With today being the first day of August, that means ladies, there is only a short amount of time to prepare. If you’re like me, you’ve started thinking about school as soon as August hits! You’ve had your summer fun and are ready to get back to seeing everyone you know! Let’s break this down:

In August: You want to stay with the easy flowing tops (could be tank tops or short sleeves), shorts and skirts, or maxi dresses, rompers, and sandals.

Back To School Trends #2

This is one of the outfits I would wear while it is still hot in August/September

September is a little bit of a weird month. You will probably start out the month with the same trends as August but as it progresses you will generate towards fall trends. Fall trends are more long sleeve shirts, cardigans, jeans, boots and more!

My stylized outfits for the Fall weather in September is of course jeans and sometimes maybe a short or long sleeve (depending on the days weather). But I do love my flannels and cardigans during this time too! These are some of my favorite kinds of outfits for Fall!