Organization Tips From a Junior

Here are some tips and tricks that I have learned about staying organized in high school.

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Julia Owens

I use my planner to keep track of my homework and assignments for school. This helps to keep me organized and it makes it so I don’t forget to do things.

Julia Owens, Staff Writer

Staying organized in high school can be hard no matter what the situation is, but with COVID-19 it is even more difficult. There are a few things that have helped me like planners, making routines, and using a combination of multiple techniques to find out what works for me. 

Every year for Christmas or New Years I buy myself a new planner (Link to the planner I use). Planners can seem intimidating at first, it can be hard to figure out what information goes where. I make sure to put my classes for the day, the homework I get from those classes, and any appointments that I have during that day. Another thing that I put in my planner is if I have any tasks to do during that day. This can be helpful because it feels rewarding when you get to put a checkmark next to the task or assignment after you have completed it. 

Setting up and maintaining a routine can also help with staying organized, I have seen that it also helps with my level of stress. I make sure that I give myself time to relax. I usually set up my day so I do my homework after dinner, then I play some video games and relax before I get ready for bed. My schedule may change if something comes up, but I try to keep my routine pretty stable.

The people that are going back into the building will need to take a bag to school. Even though I am staying virtual I still clean out and reorganize my bags about every month. It depends on the person, but I know that it helps some people to have their bags and surroundings clean. 

I use a variety of tools for staying organized and it took me a while to figure out what works for me. What works for me may not work for you, but I hope this helps.