A good organize school bag leads to a successful and more productive school day!
The schoolbag is a strong link between home and school that expresses his life and whether it’s organized or not. Collecting school supplies makes them easy to access and use when he needs them without having to borrow pens or papers from his classmates or his bag turns into a mess of unwanted papers.
School bag organizing tips
Here are a few tips that will help you organize your child’s school bag successfully
Choose the right bag
Choose the school bag that suits your child’s needs and school grade
The size of the school bag must be appropriate for your child’s age and requirements. If you are going to buy a new bag, make sure that it is a comfortable backpack, and that it accommodates your school supplies, books, and personal things enough without making it heavier.
Also, check the quality of the bag. Will you be able to use it for the next year or is it compatible to tear and disintegrate quickly?
Put the classes’ daily schedules in front of you
Before you prepare the school supplies, put the class schedule in front of you so you can divide the items according to what each school day requires.
Show all the contents of the bag in front of you
You’re done picking a school bag, now it’s time to organize!
Start with the bag empty, put all the study supplies and textbooks in front of you, and then divide them into two categories: the first category represents the necessary items that your son uses on a daily and basic basis in school, and the second category represents the luxuries that make the school day more enjoyable and easier
School supplies, including books, pens, notebooks, and papers, are among the necessities. As for the section of luxuries that he takes with him to school and brings home, they are water bottles, exercise clothes, and lunch boxes.
Make a checklist
A checklist of the contents of the bag helps to avoid forgetting or missing any necessary item.
Locate the pockets of the bag and divide them
Divide the pockets of the bag according to the use of each purpose, for example, put the necessities of study materials such as books, notebooks, and homework folders in the largest pocket, and in the middle pocket put school supplies and various writing tools such as pens, stickers and tool case.
And finally put other luxuries and personal supplies that Your son uses at school throughout the week as wet wipes, his daily money, lunch boxes, and water bottles.
Get the bag ready for the night
Make sure you have your study materials and homework ready and put them in your school bag every night before bed so that the bag is ready in the morning without rushing before you go to school and to avoid forgetting any necessary items or luxuries.
For more school preparations, browse the various topics in the Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools blog.
How to organize a school bag
1- How to prepare a school bag
A new bag
Bring a suitable school bag. It should be the right size for you and it’s a good idea to try it out before buying. If it’s a backpack, try wearing it and check the comfort level. If it’s a carry-on, feel the handle and the weight and balance of the bag.
Ask the seller if it can be stuffed to try so you can see what it looks like when it’s full (use only things from the back-to-school section to fill or stuff it with other small bags nearby). Walk around to see how the bag performs for you.
Check the stitching or the locks. And does a bag like it last for the next year, or does it look detachable when filled with books and clothes?
A present bag
If you are using an existing bag, empty it. Remove all contents and wipe the bag inside and out if it’s machine washable, wash and dry it and if you’re not all, wiping and vacuuming should do the job. Start with a clean, empty bag.
Remove everything from the bag even if you know you need it, and make sure you empty all the pockets as well. Make sure to dispose of all waste, such as used tissues or food wrappers, in the trash.
2- How to classify the contents
Categorize the things
Divide the things that are there into two piles, one for the things you really need and one for the things you want. This will help you identify the things that are necessary for school and the things that are only your favorite. Even if some things are superfluous, they can make studies interesting, so you’ll want to make room for them.
Put aside things that are no longer useful to you, such as dirty erasers or exercise books filled with papers.
Classify what should be in your bag
Typical items to keep in a school bag include:
- Books (exercise book and study book, as required each day).
- daily notebook.
- Pocket pen holder.
- Calculator (preferably with a cover).
- flash drive.
- Lunch box (supplied with daily lunch supplies, such as a water bottle).
- The cost of transportation, tickets, or pass.
- ID card.
- Mobile phone (if applicable).
- home key.
- Tissue paper and medical needs.
- Emergency money.
- Personal items you need for body care (hand sanitizer or sanitary ware, lip balm, cosmetics).
Add related sports equipment
It’s a good idea to have a locker for sports equipment so you don’t have to carry it around every day, but remember to bring it home regularly to wash it and bring it back when you’re ready. In some cases, you may need to carry an extra bag for sports equipment or special activities, such as musical instruments, painting, or participating in club activities.