Organizing Your School Items

by Hettie Woehler
(last updated December 17, 2019)

Do you believe that school items should be either in your shoulder bag or at home? Do you happen to find it difficult to keep them tidy and logically organized? Are small items for ever falling out of place while looking for something urgently at the bottom of the shoulder bag or in your bedroom? If so, then you need to do a little bit of organizing. Simply follow these steps, and you will find that organizing school items isn't all that hard, and is in fact quite easy.

  1. Double up if you can. There are certain items you use at home as well as at school. If you don't happen to have two sets of each item, then you need to ensure that you have a suitable container for them. This needs to be a container that will be able to handle items such as pens, pencils, calculators, rulers, and even other items that you may find yourself carrying back and forth.
  2. Keep a schedule. Where is your school calendar? Ever arrived at school with the wrong books for the day? Arrange all your books on a subject together. If there is a gap where a specific book should be, where is it?
  3. Protect your papers. Keep all papers flat, unbent, and straight to prevent it from becoming a useless mess.
  4. Organize right away. Punch holes in the paper as soon as possible to prevent it falling out of the folder without you noticing it! Don't leave small duties for later, later seldom comes before you lose important papers.
  5. Prepare early. Prevent the morning rush. Place books, folders, pen box, have mom sign that letter from the teacher in your bag before bed time the previous evening.
  6. Bed is for sleeping, not working. Your bed is the place to sleep. The desk in your room is the place for doing home work and studying. Your school books should have a storage shelve next to your desk in the room. CD's and games can be stored near your bed as their purpose is to entertain you.
  7. Store books properly. Want your books to stay neat and undamaged? Never stack them one on top of the other. Buy, or make your own funny or decorative book holders if there are not enough books to fill the shelf, but place them standing up.
  8. Use creative book marking. Be creative and mark the different subject books with different stickers. One glance and you find what you need for today.

Author Bio

Hettie Woehler

Hettie lives in Mokopane, South Africa. She writes articles for a country-wide monthly newspaper, The Vessel. She self-published a devotional book in 1993 and writes a regular column, Hettie's Chatterbox, for the S.A. Neuromuscular Foundation. ...


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