Personally, I love when people do these kinds of posts. I'm kind of a stalker at heart so I love to see what other people are carrying with them. Also, you never knock what you need until someone else shows you haha
My backpack is kind of like Mary Poppins' bag. Well that's what I prefer to say. Doug prefers to say that I'm a garbage hoarder. So I cleaned out all the candy wrappers and old receipts, and I'd like to show you what I schlep around everyday.
These are the necessities. I never go to class without these in my bag (along with my class notes)
Tide Stick: I'm kind of messy (ok, really messy) so this is definitely a must for me everywhere I go. Especially now that I have white pants.
Pens, pencils, highlighter, eraser: Kind of obvious, but I have a set of these that never leave my backpack so that I never forget them. The big eraser is a huge must, especially for exams. You'll be surprised how many mistakes you can make in a day.
Planner: Ok so I'm old school. I really like actually writing things down, including meetings, due dates and even just little notes to myself. This Lilly Pulitzer planner is really a lifesaver.
Chapstick, hand lotion, and hand sanitizer: These are the types of things that when you need them, you need them. I actually keep like 3 sticks of Burts Bees in my bag because I use it ALL THE TiME.
Granola Bar: I get hangry on a dime. This is on my person always. You never want to see me hangry.
Mini Emergency Kit and Contacts Case: Surprise! The little pink elephant is actually a contact lens case with a little bottle of lens solution in it. It's really nice for days you know you'll be on campus forever. Sometimes I don't get home until 11pm, so being able to take out my contacts is really nice. I also made my own little minimergency kit. It's filled with little necessities. I'll post more on that later.
Wallet: Self explanatory. Always keep money and an ID on your person. You never know what the day will bring.
Headphones: Sometimes tuning out the world is nice. It's really good to be able to just sit and listen to whatever song is stuck in your head.
What do you keep? Want to stalk me more? Let me know :)