Back to School Essentials

10 Aug

I haven’t blogged in awhile because I have been busy getting ready to go back to school!  It’s weird because I’m not really going “back” to school at all.  Going back to school would mean back to the U of R, back to all of my friends and back to sitting on the academic quad and enjoying the fall weather.

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However, it’s off to Buffalo soon and jumping into a brand new type of school.

I’ve always loved back to school shopping.  New things make me feel ready for a fresh school year.

Some essentials:

  1. New clothes. Especially jeans and sweaters for when the weather cools down.
  2. A new planner.  I just got this jumbo agenda from Lilly Pulitzer and I am OBSESSED.
  3. Toiletries.  Shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, anything you use on a daily basis.  I stock up on a few extras so I don’t run out quickly when I am too busy at school to run to the store.
  4. Food!  Especially healthy on-the-go snacks and pantry basics that won’t spoil.  My staples are oatmeal, peanut butter, almonds and granola bars.
  5. Bedding.  Comfy pillows and blankets make your home away from home a little cozier.  I have a fleece blanket from Pottery Barn that is never left behind.
  6. Wall decorations.  I print recent photos and use bulletin boards and frames.  This year I also got crafty with a canvas and paint.

Aside from purchasing back to school goodies, the most important thing to do before going to school is to spend time with the people you are going to miss.  Go on a date with your significant other or a group of girlfriends.  Cook dinner for your parents.  Visit family you won’t see for awhile.

Last night was date night with Dan.

Flight Wine Bar

And next week I have lunch plans with my grandparents.

I can’t believe I move in 8 days!  It’s exciting, scary and overwhelming all at the same time.

  • What are your essentials for back to school?
  • What do you do to spend time with people before you leave?
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