Tuesday, February 18, 2014

LIfestyle: How I Study, Organize, and Prepare for school at home

Today I am going to do a lifestyle post since I haven't done one in a while. This post is going to be all about how I organize, study, and prepare for school at home.  I will tell you how I make sure all my school work is organized, some things that help me stay on task while studying, and how I set up my room so it is as easy as possible for me to get ready for school in the morning.  All these tips that I am going to tell you work very well for me, and make studying, organizing, and preparing for school in the morning much easier!


The first thing you want to do before studying, or starting homework is to find a study space where you can really concentrate.  You want comfort, no distractions, and relaxation.  My ideal study space is on my bed in my bedroom. In my room I am free of distractions;  I don't have a TV in my room, my computer is in the other room, and my door is shut.  This way all object and noise distractions are out of the way and I can really concentrate on what I am studying.  

Comfort in a study area is important  because you might be there for a while.  So, this is why I chose my bed; nice, soft, and cozy.  Another idea for a comfortable study space is if you have a carpeted room  you can put a bunch of pillows on your floor and study there. Both of these ideas are way more comfortable then a desk with a chair that can hurt your back.  It is important to be relaxed while studying so that your mind is clear, calm, and ready to take in all the information. 

Even though I don't like to work at a desk while studying I still want to have neat handwriting on all my papers, so the lap desk pictured above is essential for me to use while doing homework.  The top part, where you put your papers is a flat hard surface, but the bottom, where you are leaning  is soft like a pillow.  They make them in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and can be purchased at Target, Walmart, Kmart, mostly anywhere else that sells school supplies.

Now while studying, especially late into the night sometimes I tend to doze off.  Well, what I do to solve this problem is I keep a large cup with ice water in it right next to me and drink it when I start to feel tired.  The coldness of the water keeps me wide awake and hydrated, which makes for a better functioning mind.  Another good thing about having ice water while studying is that it encourages me to drink more water daily, when otherwise I might have forgot to.


The first, and most important thing that I carry with me from school to home keeps me organized and on top of all my assignments.  This is my planner.  I take it to every class and write down every assignment and when it is due in it.  This way I know what binders and textbooks to take home, I know what assignments I have to do for homework, and I can keep track of projects and their due dates.

The planner I purchased has tabs for every month and within the section of every month the days are separated by boxes.  This organized structure makes it easier for me to use on a daily basis.  I would recommend a planner to anyone who has to keep up with many assignments.  I know this planner definitely helps me out a lot!

Another way I stay organized is after I am done with my homework I make sure to always put all of my books back into my backpack.  This is definitely helpful because this way I never forget binders, textbooks, or homework assignments at my house.

Having a backpack is  beneficial to me, all my books that I need at home are in one place, and when I walk home from the bus all of my materials are much easier to carry.  If I didn't have a backpack I would be stumbling home, dropping assignments all over the place, increasing the chance of losing materials and assignments wherever I go.  Backpacks are a must have for students who have to carry lots of books and binders from school to home daily.


School mornings can be hectic while trying to get ready, as a result I set up my room so that it is as easy as possible for me to get ready in the morning.  I have a little corner of my room where I  do my makeup and hair so that  I am not moving back and forth all over my room constantly.  

Since I do both my hair and makeup at my vanity, to save time, the night before I set out all the products I know I am going to use the next morning.  This way in the morning I know exactly where everything is.

Next to my Vanity I have a shelf with three levels holding things I may need while getting ready.


On the top shelf in the basket I keep all my hair ties, bobby pins, and other hair accessories I may need while getting ready.

On the second shelf I keep all of my in season  body butters, perfumes, body sprays, and lotions.  It makes it easier for me to pick out a scent in the morning if it is right next to me. Also, since I only keep out in season scents out I won't have to sort  through an insane amount of them to find the one I want to wear.

On the bottom shelf I have a bunch of really cute storage boxes where I keep extra products such as powder, for the off chance I run out and I am pressed for time.  This way if I need a new idem real quick its right there for me to grab and go.

Another thing that saves time in the morning is that I lay out my outfit, jewelry, and shoes the night before.  This way I know what to wear and where it is, so there is not a crisis where I don't know what to wear, or where I misplaced a piece of jewelry I planned on wearing. 

Those are all my tips on how I study, organize, and prepare for school at home.  All these little things I do help make studying, staying organized, and getting ready in the morning easier for me and can for you too!  I hope everyone enjoyed this post and picked up some tips that will make their school life or just life in general, easier.  Thank you for reading this post and make sure to leave comments down below on what you think!   



  1. I loved reading the post ♥ which candle fragrance are you using? xo

    Lovely blog
    With Love,

    1. Glad you enjoyed:) the candle by my bedside is passion punch and the one by my vanity is sweet pea. I don't know what brand they are bc they don't say at the bottom but I think I got them at Target! They are nice scents for this time of year, a little bit spring like but not to much. Thanks for all the love!

  2. I had nominated you to the Liebster Award! xoxo Tammy

  3. Blog is looking great! I have joined your site, perhaps your could join mine too? x

  4. ah you're so organised! loved this post - great tips!! :)

  5. Thanks so much for the tips! I've used some of them, but there are new ones I'll definitely start using :)
    xx, Tina

  6. I'm so happy you guys find these tips helpful! Thank you for the sweet comments :)

  7. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! :) Love your blog!!!



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