Hey guys! Welcome back to my Back To School Series. Today I wanted to share with you my desk essentials. These could be things I keep on my desk or in my desk. I want to let you know right now that it never fails: I always have a junk drawer. It has become a part of me and I have no shame in it. However, everything in that drawer is there because it is important, but has no other home. But that’s not why we are here. So let’s just jump into my desk essentials.

Paper clips. I usually keep these in my drawer that my legs go under. I don’t know what it’s called, but I think you know what I’m talking about. I like to keep these handy just in case. I never know when I might need one.

Notebook paper. This is how I make my to-do lists, so it is essential that I always keep paper on my desk or in the second drawer. This way I’m not getting paper out of a notebook or something.

Pens and Pencils. Obviously I need something to write with. I love having multiples because I need my colored pens to write in my planner and make my to-do list and I need pens to do my assignments and/or study. These stay in a cup on top of my desk.

Post-its. I love using post-its as often as I can. I use them in my bullet journal when planning my blog posts and I use them when I do reading assignments. It’s never a bad idea to have post-its. I keep them in the drawer with the paper clips.

Stapler and Tape. I keep these in that drawer my legs go under as well. They are great to have in case I need them for some miscellaneous reason. As an RA I know there are plenty of needs for tape and I need to staple my papers.

Highlighters. Always a good thing to have on hand. They are good when studying and doing assignments. I keep them on top of my desk in the cup with my pens and pencils. I like to be able to reach for one at a moment’s notice.

Organization. I need organization in all aspects of my room, but especially my desk. This is where I do the bulk of all of my work so I need it to be neat and clean. I have drawer organizers, as will as organization on top of my desk.

Planner. I keep my planner on my desk so I can see when assignments are due, when my papers are due, and when certain things are going on. This is my first step of planning, so I need it on hand at all times.

Textbooks. Obviously I need these on my desk. If I’m not using them, I still need to keep them in one place so I don’t misplace anything. They just sit up against the wall so I can pull one out whenever I need it.

Those are all of the things that are essential to my desk. Be sure to share yours in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!