Who doesn’t love a good bit of stationery?? Honestly my life would be so disorganised if it wasn’t for the use of a few colour pens and paper. Which A levels life is basically survival of the fittest. The stationery fittest. Sixth form is where potential goes to die and without the aid of a few bits of stationery every now and then I would not be where I am today. So after that depressing introduction lets get on with my favourite bits of stationery.
A cute pencil case is a must for me. I find it so motivating to have a cute little pouch sat on my desk. I secretly think my pens also enjoy being housed in chic cases. For some reason I always go for cloth pencil cases. They seem to feel a bit more rustic and homely compared to plastic. Also you can always just stick them in the wash if they get dirty. My biggest life hack is going for a makeup bag as your pencil case. You have so much more freedom and you don’t have to worry about being paid extortionate prices for a bit of plastic. The one is have been using is my Head In The Clouds pouch from Bath and Body Works. Very fitting I know! The little rainbow on the front is always a motivator and brightens your day.
Notebooks are literally my favourite things to buy. My new favourites are these from IKEA. They were in the bargain corner at IKEA which if you are not familiar with it, is a tiny bit near the till where you can buy such random stuff! I have bought a shelf and a tray for blog pictures for £1 and these notebooks were 60p each. The notebooks are so handy as they are plain paper which can be harder to find nowadays. This means you are a bit more free. I like these ones for writing up grammar and poems. Lined notebooks are of course necessary. I love the composition books that you always see American teens using. I picked up 4 in Florida for $0.50 each which is such a bargain. These books have been used for grammar notes which I always do my best to keep neat!
Folders for keeping your papers in order are also very handy. I bought this three pack of folders from Sainsburys for around £3. They are paper so don’t last as long as plastic ones. I do prefer how the opening is on the top of the wallet instead of the side. The patterns you can get are also really nice! I have also used these wallets for taking blog photos. The marble effect one is perfect for getting that perfect insta worthy shot. The pink one has held up pretty well transporting all of my English notes too and from college everyday!
Finally we have this little book of lists from Kate Spade. Kate Spade stationery is absolutely stunning! This book has come in handy so many times. I used to use it for practicing vocab but I tend to use it now for writing myself to do lists. To do lists are my best way of keeping organised. Also as they are so small and compact I can slip them in my diary and keep it with me all day. I use these little slips for planning blog content over the next couple of months. I bought these in Liberty’s but Kate Spade stationery is available more widely at shops like Selfridges.