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21 Products That Will Help You Get Your Shit Together For School

It’s almost time to head back to school — wake up and smell the due dates.

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1. A glowing memo alarm clock so you don’t forget that thing you need to do before school.

Show of hands — who else here is guilty of finishing an essay at midnight and thinking you’ll definitely remember to print it out in the morning?

Get it at Walmart for $14.54.


2. Clear-tip highlighters so you can actually see what you’re doing (instead of just highlighting at random and hoping for the best).

Promising review: “These are great markers and are the highlight of my day. Lol. Seriously, these are no-smear highlighters. Get them.” —Roudie

Get a pack of three at Walmart for $3.97.

4. A messenger bag with more pockets than you’ll know what to do with.

Promising review: “Great rugged look and feel. Has a place for my laptop, tablet, and all my papers, pens, cords, knick knacks... you name it! For having that much room (it holds my 17" laptop perfectly!) the bag itself does not carry itself or feel bulky. Perfect for work or school. Definitely recommend.” —JediAC

Get it at Walmart for $34.72.

5. A hot iron holster so you can style your hair in the morning without wasting precious counter space (or incurring second-degree burns).

Promising review: “I purchased this holster because my flat iron and curling irons were taking over the bathroom counter. This thing is amazing! It literally sticks to any surface as long as the surface is clean and dry. As described, it is completely heat-resistant and even remained unharmed when a hot tool was left in it turned on ALL day. Oops!” —CaptianCC

Get it on Amazon in red for $16.99 or black for $22.79.


6. Sticky tags that don’t mince words.

Promising review: “Great for use in school — I was very organized while also very entertained! Of course I had to claim freedom of speech when my teachers questioned me, but it was worth it!” —Anna Skenadore

Get 20 sheets on Amazon for $5.84.

7. A stackable bento box that will make bringing your lunch so much easier.

8. Moldable glue so you can MacGuyver your fraying chargers.

Promising review: “If you are debating whether or not to get this to keep your chargers from fraying — just do it. Don't be stingy and wait until you have to spend $80 on a new laptop charger, after which you will still buy the Sugru to keep it from happening again in the future. Just do it now. My charger is now invincible.” —Lexie

Get it on Amazon for $18.25.


14. A portable charger that will give your phone's battery nine lives.

Promising review: "What a cute powerbank. My girlfriend loved it as soon as she laid eyes on it. The dual charger port is convenient as we can charge both our phones when we're out. A fully charged powerbank can charge our phones four to five times from low battery state, and the built-in LED makes it easy to use in the dark." —Lai Voon Wen

Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

16. And some snap-together containers to keep things organized in there.

Promising review: “So happy with this purchase. The different compartments are perfect for the way I pack my lunch with lots of variety in smaller quantities. The way they fit together like MegaBlocks is also really cool, and the ice pack in the middle is super effective.” —jesschavez

Get them for $14.89 at Jet.

17. Pencils that will give you a pick-me-up when you’re having a particularly stressful day.,

We’re not saying that’s most days, but we’re also not saying it isn’t.

Get a pack of three Magnificent Motherfucker or Emergency Snap pencils from thecarboncrusader on Etsy for $4.


18. An herbal tea to help you get your sleep schedule back on track.

Promising review: “I drink a glass of tea most nights. This one by far is the best one, and it works for me especially if over-tired, stressed, or just unable to relax to go to sleep.” —TerryF

Get a pack of 40 at Walmart for $3.68.

20. File folders that will help you prioritize realistically.

Promising review: "These have such a pretty design, and the price is very reasonable. They're great quality too — sharp printing and thick paper. They look fantastic in my clear acrylic wall-mount file holder. Highly recommend!" —Saved by Southern Charm

Get a set of nine on Amazon for $10.75.