Back to School = Backpack Organization Time

Back to school is fast approaching and we're here to help tackle the trusty topic of organization … this time with your must-have backpack! Whether you prefer to carry yours on your back or pull it on wheels, we've got tips for keeping it organized in style!

Step 1: Start with a clean and empty backpack!

If you purchased a new backpack, you can disregard this step, but if you're working with a backpack from years past, make sure you've thoroughly emptied it so you can start with a clean slate!

Step 2: Organize your school supplies by how often you use them!

Determine which school essentials you'll use every day, some days or rare days. The items that will always accompany you (pencils, pens, erasers) can go in the smaller pockets; then start stacking from the bottom up based on how often you use the items.

Step 3: Keep like-subject items together in your backpack.

If you have dedicated folders, notebooks or binders for specific subjects, keep those textbooks and included essentials all together so you won't forget a thing when prepping for class!

Step 4: Pop a printed copy of your schedule into the front pocket of your backpack.

This schedule will let you know which classes you have that day (which can be tough to remember if you're on a block schedule!) and is incredibly useful when packing your books for each day of classes!

Step 5: Keep additional and seasonal things at the top of your backpack.

If you have art only this semester, add the paintbrushes and essentials at the top so you can easily switch them out for additional items when you finish the class.

Step 6: Don’t forget to accessorize your backpack!

Add patches or flair pins to help your backpack stand out from the pack! This is a fun way to show your sense of style & personality!