Here we are Ladies, Gents, and Non-Binary folks. If you're just starting college and you love school supplies, want to carry everything in your backpack from notebooks to all your books then your backpack can get pretty heavy. This is my list of essentials for a minimalist backpack for college.

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1. Planner

A planner is essential for college. You'll typically have more homework and not forgetting due dates is extremely important when you're in college.

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2. Five Star Advance Notebook (Hand Writing Notes)

This is a holy grail of mine because no one like when the wires of your notebooks get stuck together and ruin your notebooks. Depending on how many classes you're taking there's 1,3, and 5 subject. This is also a great notebook because it comes with removable pockets that you can move around with the notebook.

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3. iPad with Apple Pencil (Laptop)/(digital notes)

Carrying a laptop can weight down your backpack and most students love taking notes with a laptop but if you get an iPad, Apple Pencil, and a Bluetooth Keyboard this will not only save your back but with iCloud you can still get all your note on your computer. With an Apple Pencil you can also make your notes and fancy as you want, but if you do I would recommend doing so when you aren't trying to keep up with a Professor.

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4. Pencils, Pens, and Highlighters

This for my hand writing folks having Pens, Pencils, and Highlighters is a must, but don't go crazy with stuffing a pencil case with as many as you can. I would carry two to three pencils, two pens, and two to three highlighters. This will make a drastic difference and you won't have go digging through your pencils case.

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5. Reusable Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is super important especially when you might be on campus for long periods of time, and a reusable bottle is great for the environment.

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6.Phone /Headphones

Having your phone and a pair of good quality headphones are a must. Wether you're in your dorm or on campus having something to listen to music or just tune out all that might be going around you. Also if you're a little bit directionally challenged like I am then this is a great why to use the GPS function on your phone. Just put in the building and you'll be on your way in no time.

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If you're wondering why I didn't add text books. That's because most of universities use digital text books that most like come with being enrolled in the class, but I would recommend waiting until the first day of classes. Most of the time you won't even use the text books, some universities will offer an option to use an Ebook through the library.