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    20 School Supplies You’ll Want To Keep In Your Bag At All Times

    And they won't take up a lot of space, I swear.

    1. A Kate Spade pencil case you'll want to show off at every opportunity. It's made with vegan leather and already comes filled with basic school supplies like pencils, a sharpener, a ruler, and an eraser. And when you're not using it for school, you can use it as a travel pouch for beauty products.

    A small leather pencil case with two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener beside it

    2. A pack of brush pens that'll help you create the most beautiful watercolour paintings, without the mess of actual paint. The set comes with 20 colourful dye pens and a water brush. All you need is a little cup of water to dip your pens in if you want to dilute the ink.

    Twenty watercolour brush pens placed around a small drawing of a sun setting behind a mountain

    3. An eco-friendly notebook that you can scan using the Rocketbook app to create digital copies of all your notes. The paper is reusable, so once you're finished with your notes, just wipe the paper with a damp cloth to erase everything.

    4. A pack of tiny highlighters that'll make reading your notes a little easier because they come in pretty pastel colours instead of intense neon ones. They have a wedge-shaped tip so you can highlight or underline your notes, and they’ll still work if you accidentally leave the caps off for a couple hours.

    Three highlighters on a handdrawn floral background

    5. A pack of tiny sprout bookmarks that'll root themselves between whatever page you left off at when you're finishing studying. The stem is long enough that it won't fall out and lose your page, but they're also thin enough they won't ruin the integrity of the book's spine.

    6. A large pencil case that'll store your growing collection of school supplies. It has 64 elastic bands inside that'll stretch to fit any sized pen, pencil, or marker.

    7. A pack of colourful pencils that'll shower you with all the compliments you deserve. Each pencil has a different saying and comes pre-sharpened, so you can use them ~write~ away.

    A set of ten sharpened pencils with quotes written on them

    8. A rechargeable book light that'll make reading in a dark car, bus, or train way easier. You can adjust the angle and the brightness to provide enough light for you to read, and it won't disturb the people around you.

    A person reading a large book in the dark There is a small book light attached to the top of the book

    9. A mini stapler that is small enough to fit in your pencil case and won't take up a lot of space on your desk. It has a built-in staple remover on the back and a little storage space on the bottom, so you'll always have backup staples if you run out.

    10. Or try an eco-friendly paper clincher that'll bind up to five pieces of paper together, so you don't have to use an actual stapler. Now you don't have to use staples, and it'll be easier to shred and recycle your papers when you're finished with them.

    A stack of paper sitting in the teeth of a miniature staple-free stapler

    11. A pack of erasers, because accidents happen. They'll remove your mistake in seconds, without leaving behind those dreaded smudges and eraser crumbs. And each one has a little quote on it that is equally funny and encouraging.

    Six small erasers organized in a circle

    12. Or a pack of correction tape, if you prefer using pens over pencils. You'll be able to correct handwritten or typed notes in seconds, and it has a gear next to the tape that'll tighten the roll whenever it gets loose or overlaps.

    A person using correction tape on a piece of paper

    13. A pack of file folders that'll keep your loose papers from getting bent or ripped while they're in your bag. It can hold up to 60 sheets of paper, and the durable plastic material will protect your papers from getting wet, too.

    A large plastic folder placed on a book

    14. A tiny-but-mighty pencil sharpener that has an adjustable insert hole, so you can customize the size and thickness of the lead point. The dial on the side changes the angle, creating a longer and thinner point when you use a higher setting.

    15. A bullet journal that can be whatever you want it to be. The inside is lined with a dotted grid to help you organize the page, making it easy to use it as a sketchbook, diary, planner, notebook, or a million other things.

    A person placing a notebook on wooden table

    16. A travel-friendly hole puncher, so you can store and organize your worksheets, syllabus, and other sheets of paper in your three-ring binder. It has a tray at the bottom to collect the punched paper and holes on the sides to fit in your binder.

    17. A pack of gel pens with adorable animal faces on the lids. They have an ultra-fine tip and write like an absolute dream. Plus, the ink is erasable, so you can easily make corrections when you're writing.

    18. A USB flash drive that comes in different shapes, like animals, food, and other random objects — so you won't lose or confuse it with another flash drive.

    19. A sleek staple remover that'll save you from having to use your fingers instead. It's made with stainless steel and acrylic, making it very durable, and it has a rose gold finish that'll add a nice pop of colour to your desk accessories.

    A small  stapler remover made with metal that has a smooth plastic layer on the top and bottom

    20. And finally, a colourful agenda that'll help you plan for the year ahead. You'll have enough space to write out your schedule for the day, mark down important deadlines, and jot down tasks on a to-do list.

    A small planner on a plain background with notebooks, binder clips, and an eraser nearby

    You heading to school with your new school supplies:

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