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 items 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 and then start stacking from the bottom up based on how often you use the items.

Step 3: Keep like-subject items together

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

Step 4: Print out a copy of your schedule and tuck into your front pocket

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 with the classes you have that day!

Step 5: Keep additional seasonal things at the top

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: Accessorize!

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!