Lockers, lunchboxes and bags are all filled and waiting to go for the start of the 2021 school year. With so many changes in the last few years, it’s hard to know what you or your child might need for their day. Here’s our helpful list of 10 essentials tips on how to pack for a safe, fun and emergency free school year!
1: Pick a backpack that doesn’t hurt your back.
Picking a bag that works as good as it looks can save you time, frustrations and a few backaches. Padded straps, waistbands and a good size across your shoulders is your best bet to make those school mornings just a little less hectic.
2: USB Sticks are a life safer for storage, and getting homework in on time.
Purchase a few Gigabytes worth of storage for emergency reports, transferring to printers or grabbing files from friends. School is easier when you don’t have to panic through paperwork you lost somewhere deep, down in your bag or backpack.
3: Reusable Water Bottles To Keep Your Cool
Hydration is key. Having your own source of it, is better. For your health and for keeping things cool all the way until graduation. Water is worth it.
4: Hand Sanitizer And Masks. A Dynamic Disease Fighting Duo.
Even if your school or state doesn’t require masks, it’s always a good idea to have one on hand for those tricky situations life can throw at you during the school year. Being prepared can save you a swab or even a hospital visit down the line.
5: Laptop, Tablet & Phone Cases
If your devices aren’t protected, you’ll want to have a case on hand before you find out you need one. Eventually that phone, computer or tablet is going to run in to something that wants to break it - and if you want to keep yours running, a case isn’t the worst idea. If you don’t want to lose your device, a loop, keychain or necklace is a great accessory to add to this year’s wardrobe.
6: Tissues, Toiletries & Emergency Deodorant
We’ve all been there. Just make sure you got it when you need it. Chapstick, daily medicines, and even a bandage or two can go a long way to making your day a little better.
7: A Wireless Mouse
Computers are an every day part of most classrooms these days, and if you’re going to spend time on one - do it in a way that doesn’t cramp your style or your hands. Computer mice are cheap and easy to install - and they’ll make working on projects a breeze.
8: Binders, Organizers and Planners
Anything that keeps things from muddling together and getting confusing can save you time, effort and stress during what might already be a tiring day at school. It’s worth it for that pencil case to avoid a stab from a rogue pencil at the bottom of your bag.
9: A Rechargeable USB Battery
Hate when your phone or laptop hits the red right when there’s an important moment? A portable charger is a cheap and easy way to bring those devices back from the brink.
Whether it’s for travel to and from school, or taking a break - a good pair of headphones can work wonders for your day,. Headphones can help with concertation or be a distraction, but using them the best way for you is what matters most.
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