Back to School: Desk Essentials


It’s that time of year again- back t0 school! I actually don’t hate this time of year and I especially love the adorable stationary/desk items that come into stores. If any of you are college students like me than you are heading back to college and getting ready to start classes within the next week or so. I recently just moved back into my apartment and set up my desk (pictured above) and I thought I would share my top essentials.

Planner: Planners are a must in my mind. I got my adorable planner from Bloom Daily Planner and it keeps my life together throughout the semester. I also got a gold monogram sticker from Etsy to personalize it a bit.

Journal: Journals are great to have around for any random thoughts that come up or for something specific. For me, my journal is all of my grad school notes. It keeps all of my important information together and easy to find.

Motivational Signs: I love the cute wooden signs with sayings that keep me going while I’m working. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods all sell these types of signs. The two on my desk say “never, never, NEVER give up” and “behind every successful student is a substantial amount of coffee.” I also have other inspirational signs around my room. I find it helps in moments of stress to see something that puts a smile on my face.

Highlighers: Highlighters or even colored pens are my favorite. I typically color code my notes and planner so my highlighters go everywhere with me. I also use them while doing textbook reading for class. It is probably the most basic but essential back to school item.

Sticky Notes and Page Flags: These are my absolute favorite to buy. Target dollar section the absolute best items. I have list type paper pads, sticky notes, and page flags all with adorable patterns. I use them for typical things like shopping lists, to do lists, reminders, ect. I also have the basic post it page flags in various colors that match my highlights to use in my planner. I am thinking about doing a post explaining how I organize and color code my planner.

Let me know if you would like to see any other school/college related posts now that summer is over and I’m getting back into the swing of things to finish out my final year of college!

15 thoughts on “Back to School: Desk Essentials

  1. I this time of year too (I’m a bit of a stationary addict!!). I love your desk tidy, can you tell me where you got it or how you made it? Love your post too!

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    1. Thank you fellow stationary addict 🙂 I got it from T.J. Maxx! I’ve seen them in like every one so it shouldn’t be too hard to find if you have one near you. It’s near all of the stationary/back to school items!

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  2. I’m just starting my last year college right now as well and I’ve learned that color pens and sticky notes are SO important to have. I also usually have a desk calendar where I can put all of my events, exams and paper due dates so I’m never surprised by a deadline

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  3. Great post! I can especially appreciate this because I plan on going back to school in January and want to make sure I’m as well-prepared as can be!

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