How to Prepare Your Bag for Your First Day at High School (Girls)

This article is going to help you organize your school bag for your first day at high school. If you're not quite sure on what you need to be prepared for your classes, this article will help you out!


  1. 1Get a bag. Buy a medium/large sized, sturdy school bag. It doesn't have to cost too much, just a good quality. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, try a market stall that sells handbags. Walmart, Target, Staples, or places that specialize in school/office supplies are always reliable. Maybe you could even shop online, or take a trip to the mall to browse.
  2. 2Pack your back the night before. If you pack your bag the night before it’ll save time for you to get ready that morning. When packing the bag put in what you will need for the day and not all of your books. Only pack the books that you will need for your lessons that day.
  3. 3Look neat and tidy for school. Have a bath and dress well. Have a smaller bag or pocket for the following: hairbrush, spare hair ties, clear lip gloss or Vaseline, makeup, a medicated cover stick for any eruption that might occur, a deodorant to apply after PE, and most importantly - Always carry a spare tampon/pad for emergencies.
  4. 4Get a pencil case. This is a must have. You need a pencil case to store all your stationery items. Remember, buy a moderate amount of supplies. While you need a pen, pencil, ruler, etc., you won't need 18 different coloured highlighters.
  5. 5Bring a lunch/lunch money. If you want to have lunch from the cafeteria, don't forget your money. Most schools differ in how much the food costs, but it's better to be safe and bring $10-15. It's not a bad idea to have a small amount of money in your bag in any case, for emergencies. Also, pack a water bottle and perhaps some snacks if you get hungry throughout the day. Maybe a granola bar? It's important to eat and keep hydrated so that you can stay focused during your classes.
  6. 6Add any personal items you might need. Perhaps a book for the bus ride, some aspirin, your phone, etc. These things will come handy throughout the year.
  7. 7Make a checklist. This is so that you can go through it and see if you have everything ready before you head off. It's always a good idea to be prepared.
  8. 8Get an alarm clock. Check what time school starts, then work out how long your bus ride/ walk will take. Add on five minutes, just in case and then set your alarm for around an hour from when you need to leave.
    • Make a schedule for early mornings and for sleeping on time. This can help you comfortably follow your school routine beforehand.

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