How to prepare your kit for going to class

How to prepare your kit for going to class
How to prepare your kit for going to class

Storing and organizing your kit is the best way to ensure that your school year is stress free. Finding the right kit can even make it easier to store your supplies. Throughout the year, you'll always know where to find everything you need in no time. Give your best in every class and succeed!


Part 1 of 2: Put away your pencil case

Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 1

Step 1. Start with the essential effects

Each school year, students should come to class every day with the same types of supplies. While there are some courses that require specific supplies, you should reduce the effects to put in the kit in order to optimize organization. Here are some must-have effects you can get started with:

  • two mechanical pencils
  • one black pen, one blue and one red
  • a pencil sharpener
  • a protractor
  • scissors
  • eraser
  • a compass
  • a glue stick
  • a highlighter
  • a calculator
  • a ruler
Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 2

Step 2. Order the supplies from largest to smallest

To start, put at the bottom of the kit the effects that will take up more space, namely the protractor, the chisel or the calculator. They will serve as the basis for smaller effects such as sharpener, pens or pencils. Your kit should be tidy and easier to maneuver when looking for a given effect.

If you are using a zipper kit, arrange it so that the part with the zipper is facing the right or left side. This position will allow you to easily store your supplies and make the most of the space in the kit

Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 3

Step 3. Add or remove effects as needed

Since you started with the must-have effects, adding more objects depending on the course shouldn't be a problem. If you add large items to it, you need to put them on first before you start tidying up.

  • The list of supplies in elementary school usually includes markers, crayons, and wax crayons. To save space, you need to choose the colors you use the most (by removing them from their box) and assemble each group with rubber bands.
  • The list of supplies in middle or high school may involve post-its. Put them in a small zippered bag. This ensures that none of the plugs will tear or wrinkle in the case.
Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 4

Step 4. Occasionally clean and arrange your kit

Each month, you should clean the kit to make it more accessible throughout the year. As the school year progresses, it's easier to let pencil scraps and index cards invade your pencil case. Instead of doing this, throw away what you no longer need and put the kit back together.

  • Get rid of broken pencils or pens.
  • Replace markers whose colors fade.
  • Obtain other erasers and glue sticks.

Part 2 of 2: Choosing your kit

Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 5

Step 1. Obtain a pencil case that has compartments

A kit that has several compartments of different sizes will allow you to store your supplies well. Be sure to get a kit that has stackable diapers so it can hold as many supplies as possible.

  • Store items of the same size or category in each compartment.

    Put the calculator, protractor, and compass together

Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 6

Step 2. Choose a pencil case made from durable fabric

Carrying a pencil case between classes and going back and forth from home will likely tear the fabric. You should choose something that will be less likely to tear between classes so that none of your supplies fall out of your backpack or on the floor.

  • Make the effort to get a pencil case made of nylon. Not only is this easy to clean, it's tough enough to stay intact if you put a lot of stuff into it.
  • Kits made from plastic are durable, but be sure to know how many supplies you are trying to fit into them. If you put in too much, you will not be able to close the case because it has a cover instead of a zipper.
Pack a Pencil Case for School Step 7

Step 3. Choose the size of the kit

A medium sized pencil case would be ideal for any class. You may have a class where you need more space in your pencil case to store a notepad or ruler. In this case, a large pencil case will do.

  • If after a few months of class you find that there are several supplies that you are not using, you should consider opting for a smaller kit. You can put it in any backpack and even put it on your table, since it won't take up a lot of space.
  • Some people prefer to bring only essentials and keep a larger pencil case in their locker for supplies that are specific to a course (crayons, watercolors, a geometry kit, etc.).


  • Write your name on the kit so it will be returned to you when it is lost.
  • Buy another clear homework kit. The transparent material will allow you to keep your effects on the table while you compose.
  • Keep your reinforcements in a zippered bag, so they don't come off the sheets and end up sticking to the pencil case or calculator.
  • Girls can use a make-up bag instead of a pencil case.
  • Try to tie similar effects together so that when you are looking for something in particular it will be easier for you to find it.

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