School is back in session! We are sharing more of our college tips and suggestions. Our favorite college school supplies and where to get them at the lowest rate.
Freshman 101: College School Supplies
My daughter loves her The Happy Planner – Student Edition. One of the most imperative things to do when heading off to college is keep your schedule well planned out. College life can be hectic and forgetting to attend a lecture, missing a deadline or drowning in the overwhelm can affect your future negatively. By keeping your planner with you at all times and writing down all your commitments, you are more likely to succeed.
Tech & Chargers
Many assignments and research will be done on a laptop or tablet. Remember to pack portable chargers and power banks to keep those tech batteries full during class.
From cute washi tape, multi-colored gel pens and decorative clips – staying organized with the many courses you’ll take is important. Color coding your planner or bullet journal is a great way to get organized. Buy separate notebooks or spirals for each class, various folders and dividers to keep your papers easily accessible or clips to hold each class’s work together to quickly grab from your bag.
College school supplies for organization:
- Colored Gel Pens
- Decorated Paper Clips
- Washi Tape for labeling
Don’t stress over getting your textbooks. Instead of visiting the college campus bookstore and lugging a bunch of heavy books back to your dorm, you can order directly from Amazon Prime and have them sent to your doorstep. You can even sell or trade your previous course books for credit.
I have been an Amazon Prime member for years now. My whole family knows and everyone comes to me to secure the free two-day shipping. My teen and I both purchase our office supplies through Amazon and now she is able to secure her own Amazon Prime account for half the price through their Amazon Prime Student program.
Whether your child is attending college from home or living in a dorm, they are never too old for some encouragement. When I would pack my teen’s lunch for school I included a lunchbox note to brighten her day. Now that she is headed off to college I want her to know that I am still just as supportive.
If your child is living in a dorm and you want to send them a care package from Amazon Prime, you can also include a note along with it. The best part is, free shipping within two days!
With Amazon Prime Student, college students can store their photos online on their unlimited storage. This is perfect for preserving those college memories. Plus, when studying gets overwhelming and they need a break, Amazon Prime Student offers streaming of top movies and television shows commercial free.
What is your must-have item for preparing for college?
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