One of the best parts about a new school year (besides choosing a planner) is getting the right supplies together. Every year, I would set up a notebook and binder for each class but this year I decided to do things a bit differently. I used a notebook and washi tape to label each class and I really love how it has been working out so far!
I bought a bunch of notebooks in various colors, one for each of the classes I’m taking this semester. Because I had a bunch of cute washi tape, I decided to use it to label my classes on the front of my notebooks.
I placed some clear scotch tape over the washi to prevent it from peeling off the notebook cover and it has been working really well! If you read my previous post about what to do with your college syllabus, I mentioned how I color code for each class. I also use this color coding in my notes.
I’ll use the color for that class to write headings and important information! I also feel like my notes are so much prettier and easier to read because of the “accent color”. At first I was worried it would take too much time to switch pens while taking notes, but it really hasn’t made too much of an impact.
I don’t get many handouts in my classes which is why I decided to forego the three ring binder this semester. However, all of my notebooks have a front pocket which is super handy for storing that syllabus I told ya is so super important! All of my notebooks look like this in the front which is great because that means the syllabus is always with me and it’s super easy for me to refer to whenever I have a question about a due date or assignment!
My method isn’t complicated or fancy, but it’s something that definitely works for me! I’d love to hear and see how you organize your school supplies. Feel free to write your own post and share your methods in the comments below! Maybe I’ll turn this into a linkup