Your Complete Guide: School Life Hacks

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

I'm here with another back to school blog post. I am a huge fan of making my life simpler-- especially when it comes to school.

If it doesn't move, monogram it.

I personally love monograming my "stuff" because I think it looks cute. But, I also like the way it divides my stuff from others. I decided to throw a monogram sticker on my laptop. No one is going to steal a laptop that has someone else's initials on it.

Come up with a color coding system BEFORE the school year starts.

When I was in high school, I always made up my color coding system as I went. (Unless it was Spanish. Spanish was specific. Always.)

Here's my color coding system as of now:


Take notes before class.

I liked to do this before my history classes since it was a lot of memorization. Take notes the day before.


Also, take notes of any questions you might have! During class, you'll be able to focus on the lecture as opposed to frantically writing down information. Any notes that you do take, write in a different color. That way, it's easier to make note of what your professor emphasizes on. I did this all the time in high school!

Keep a pack of sticky notes on your desk during class.

Again, I did this all the time in high school and I plan on continuing in college. I'd keep a sticky note on my desk and jot down anything important. Maybe the teacher reminds you of an important vocabulary word, or maybe he/she gives you a quick 10 point assignment. Either way, I want to be the first to write it down. The last time I relied on my brain to remember something, I crashed and burned.

Note cards.

Enough said. Note cards are my best friend when it comes to studying. I've always found notecards especially helpful for history and Spanish classes. (You can get colored ones too to help you stay organized!)

Not only keep an agenda, but keep a to do list.

For the past two years, I've always used printable to do lists. You can find them on Pinterest. I use to do lists to organize my time, whereas my planner keeps track of due dates. I also use my to do list to breakdown different assignments and projects. Checking events off a to do list is a lot more motivating than you'd think!

Get two sets of school supplies.

When you're shopping, pick up sets of two. After the first semester, you can switch out your folders. I know mine began to fall apart in the middle of December. Going back to school in January with fresh folders is a nice pick me up.

Those are my life hacks for this back to school season! I tried to keep these life hacks original. I know life hacks are everywhere: Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc. So, hopefully you found some of these tips helpful.

Question of The Day: What's your favorite way to study?  

Thanks for reading!


  1. Colour coding is such a great idea! I've heard about it but I never knew if it really worked or not. I like to colour code my planner to segregate my blog, personal and school life xx Nikita

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    1. That's what I do too, Nikita! I also have a color deviated to health and fitness. Thanks for reading & commenting!