How to Organize Your Pencil Case – Pencil Box Organization

How to Organize Your Pencil Case – Pencil Box Organization

Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And in this video,
I’m going to show you how to organize your pencil case. So I have two pencil cases in
front of me. I have this one. This is for somebody who’s like in middle school or high
school. And then I have a pencil box, which is for someone who is in elementary school.
So I’m going to show you both options. I’m going to show you what’s inside and how to
keep it organized. OK. So these are the two pencil cases. So
first, I’m going to show you the middle school/high school pencil case and then I’ll show you
the elementary school pencil case. OK. So, this pencil case, I got this from Target and
I feel like this is just like such great quality. It’s not made of plastic. It’s like – what
is this? I forget what this material is but – what is it? Oh, it’s mesh. OK. Yeah, I guess
it’s like a mesh. But it has – I don’t know. It just feels like it’s really a great quality
and it has a nice zipper and I think it was $2.29 at Target. OK. So let me show you what’s inside. OK.
Well actually, before I show you what’s inside, let’s just talk about how to keep this organized.
So what you want to do here is only keep the things that you absolutely need, absolutely
use inside your pencil case, nothing more, nothing less. You don’t want to keep anything
more because it’s just going to weigh down your pencil case which is going to weigh down
your backpack and you’re going to be carrying unnecessary weight. And then also, what you want to do is go through
your pencil case every once in a while, maybe it’s like every week or every month or something
and take out the things that you’re not using whether trash that ends up in here or things
that just don’t belong in here. So go through that and purge your pencil case every so often. OK. Now, let’s see what’s inside. First thing
is a protractor. So, if I was in Math class, I would keep a protractor. So yeah, so that’s
in there. A compass, now I feel like when I was in Math in like middle school or high
school, we only used a protractor and compass like every so often, not very often. I don’t
know. I don’t really fully remember. But if you know you’re not going to be using these
things for a while, take them out so they don’t weigh you down. OK. Mini-colored pencils. So I feel like when
I was in middle school or high school, I used colored pencils but I didn’t use them that
often. So I feel like carrying the mini size which are smaller, less weight is better than
carrying the full size if you’re not using colored pencils that often. So I got mini-colored
pencils and I them out of the bulky box and I put them inside a small Ziploc bag just
like this so they don’t just get everywhere. So yeah, small Ziploc bag. OK. Next two things, two highlighters. So
I love using yellow highlighters because they’re light in color. I feel like the pink is always
darker but it’s nice to have two different colors on hand if you’re doing some type of
activity where you need two different colors. I like the pen Hi-Liters like the smaller
ones because I feel like when you highlight something, it doesn’t accidentally highlight
two lines. It only highlights one line. So yeah, so two highlighters. A thing of sticky notes. So this is – I like
this kind because the whole thing is sticky with the exception of this little tab right
here. This tab is not sticky but all this is sticky. So it’s great to put on your notebook
to flag a page and then what I always do is I write the subject or I write something up
here to remember what those notes are. So when I’m just like picking up my notebook,
I can see all the tabs and see what the note is. So anyways, these are just like pretty
colors so I picked those. OK. I feel like you always need a black Sharpie
marker in your pencil case and some other type of color. So yeah, I like these ones.
I like the Ultra Fine Point Sharpies just because I feel like they don’t always go through
the paper that’s why I like them. OK. Next thing is a bag of reinforcements.
So I feel like – well, you just keep reinforcements not inside of a plastic bag, they always peel
off the page and end up like inside your pencil case or on your calculator or something. So
we put them inside a Ziploc bag. It’s going to contain them and it’s going to keep them
nice and neat inside the bag. And when they don’t fall off, you don’t waste them. OK. Next thing is a mini stapler. So I showed
this in another video and everyone – not everyone but a lot of people asked where did I get
this because it’s o cute. It’s a piece of sushi. I got it in a novelty store in Virginia.
If you just go online, I think Amazon sells them. If you Google or Amazon search mini
sushi stapler, you’ll find it. But I feel like it’s great to carry a mini stapler because
it’s not – a lot of times you need a stapler and there’s not one in the classroom or there’s
only one in the classroom and it’s just nice to have your own. Now, you can keep it in
your locker if you’re not using it very often. You don’t have to keep it in the pencil case. OK. Another marker that I forgot to talk about. A calculator, so you always need a calculator.
Yeah, here’s my TI83 I think. And that is it. Oh, here’s the pencil from my compass.
Oh, I forgot to put a pencil in here. Actually, I think there was a pencil in here. I don’t
know what happened to it. But I had a pencil in here. But yeah, that was everything that
I had inside of my middle school/high school pencil case. So now, let me show you what’s inside my elementary
school box. OK. So this is my elementary school supply box. I’m going to show you exactly
what’s inside. So when I was putting this video together or putting this school box
together, I was looking at different school supply list from where I live to kind of put
together all the common denominator items to have a complete school box. So all the
stuff here is all stuff from school supply lists in elementary schools in my area. OK. So the first thing I did here was I labeled
the outside of the school box with my name, my phone number, and my email address so if
I was a student, in case this pencil box got lost, my name would be on it so whoever found
it could easily return it to me and I wouldn’t have to lose my whole pencil box. So if you’re
a parent watching this video, I would label your child’s backpack, their jacket, and their
lunch box, and their school box with their name and probably their binder also or folders. So in case it does get lost, the person knows
where to return it. And if you’re going to label like the backpack or the jacket or anything
with fabric, you can use a fabric label and you could either iron it on or you can sew
it on. So they make fabric labels for labeling clothing and stuff. OK. So let’s just take a look at what’s inside.
So this school box is from Target. I don’t remember – I think it was like $1.50 or something.
But you can find school boxes everywhere. OK. So the first thing is a box of 24 crayons.
I keep them in a box just because I feel like they’re more contained in the box as opposed
to just floating around inside the school box. Now, if they don’t fit in here, you can
always just keep it on top and then your child just slips it inside their desks or inside
their cabbies. So it doesn’t have to be inside the box. OK. The next thing is 5-inch scissors just
like that. They’re student scissors. A 3″ x 3″ pad of sticky notes, so I just choose
blue. I kind of used what I had around the house instead of going out and buying new
stuff. So I just had blue. A highlighter, so I always like using highlighter
like explained because it doesn’t like hide the texts. It’s nice and light. In all the school supply lists I saw or most
of them, it said to have a red pen, a black pen, and a blue pen. So I just got three pens. Two Ticonderoga wooden pencils. So Ticonderoga
is like the best wooden pencil. It just writes really smoothly and it has a nice clean eraser.
I think depending upon when I’m posting this video, in my Target haul video, I showed that
Target sells bright colored pencils so if you want to make it more fun for your child,
you can get the bright, neon color Ticonderoga pencils. They’re only at Target. OK. In all the supply lists, they mentioned
to have two dry-erase markers so I have a blue one then I have a black one. A glue stick, so the lists that I was looking
at, it said to only get the clear glue, not – this is the purple glue. But again, I just
with what I had around the house. But it said, don’t get purple, don’t get blue, don’t get
sparkly, only get clear. So anyways, that is purple. Colored pencils, so I took the colored pencils
out of the box because I felt like the box is kind of bulky unlike the crayon box. Then
I felt like it was just easier and there are only 12 and stuff so I took them out of the
box and just put them in the pencil. So these are kind of nice. They are erasable. I’ve
not tried them out so I don’t know how well they erased but they are nice because they
do erase. The next thing is a pack of eight washable
markers in the classic colors. So I felt like the bold colors and some of the other colors
were more fun but all the lists I was looking at, specified to get the classic colors. So
these are the classic colors. And then the last thing is a pink eraser for
erasing. OK. So that’s everything inside the elementary
school supply box. One other thing that I would tell your child or kind of get them
in the routine of doing is going through their pencil box like every month or something and
making sure that there’s no trash inside, there’s nothing else besides the supplies
that I just went through. So for example, if they have like if they
wrote on the sticky note and they messed up and there is like just paper inside just like
that. Make sure you tell them, “Every month, go through and pull those things that don’t
belong in there so you make sure you only have the things that do belong.” Now, that
might hard because most elementary school students are probably keeping their pencil
box inside their desks in the classroom and not bringing it home in their backpack so
you kind of might have to tell them or show them once or twice what to do and then yeah,
just keep reminding them to do that every month or so often. OK. So I hope you found this video helpful.
If you want more organizing tips for back to school, you can subscribe to my YouTube
channel or visit my website at Alejandra.TV. And I will see you soon. Bye!

Comments (100)

  1. I am in elementary and I need the high school middle school one

  2. I’m in middle school and still use the box cause pencil pouches break all the time on me ;-;

  3. Honestly if my page holes tear i just flip the paper and ram the paper so holes are made on the other side. If THAT rips i put to the original side and rip holes into it a little higher or lower. Or i would cut off the rip area of the page and smash holes into the paper again. I dont really use hole punchers.

  4. Why is it that in the elementary school box there are pens but not in the middle school one? They don't even use pens and also the scissors in it! They can cut their fingers off and srsly I'm in middle school and our teachers still don't allow us to bring scissors

  5. Lots of schools don't let you have pencil box's past grade 2

  6. In high school you might want something to write with and erase with. Also, where is the "how to organize your pencil case" in this video? Also, if you keep open sticky notes and pencils (witch in the high school pencil case was not included) the pencils will wright on the paper.

  7. Really? Do we REALLY need video tutorials on how to organize a freaking pencil case????? Dude that's lame, just throw everything on it

  8. Im a stationery freak! I need like a GIANT pencil case

  9. Her voice is relaxing…..just me?…….ok

  10. I hate it so much when my friends see my pencil case, decide they need a rubber or something and TAKE it without asking and mess it up to get the thing out. One of the worst parts is when they don’t clean it back up. I spend ages organizing my pencil case just because they mess it up. Not to mention the stealing that has been going on. I pay money for these things. I’m not a stationery store. And I also hate it when I am the first option for people who don’t have a pencil. I also find it disrespectful when I let people borrow my things, but when I ask to borrow something I get a rude response. People these days.

  11. 3:39 did anyone else notice the sticky notes get taken off screen by an unseen hand? There must be other people there as well

  12. How to organise ur pencil case

    Throw everything inside

  13. Thank for the tips from naureen not hamza from naureen 👍👋👌😘✌️❤️

  14. in middle school we need a lot more than 1 or 2 pencil and pens

  15. You need a pencil ruler and pen

  16. What the ** you doing is so bulkly

  17. this is a good video but coming from a fellow middle schooler, half of the things in this pencil case you don’t even use.

  18. This video is awseome i like all the thins inside the pencil case

  19. The elementary pencil case had more useful stuff than the middle school/high school pencil case

  20. If you had a man's haircut you would look like a man! 😂😂😂

  21. I am from the future this is 2018

  22. Don't get purple don't get glittery glue
    First of all the purple glue drys CLEAR
    So what's the problem with that ALSO
    Why u want your students to feel MORE
    misery at school like dude cut the students
    some slack they need at least 3 things
    to make them happy at school SO why u gotta say that

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  23. Who else buys two pencil box or pouches lol

  24. How u go tell us what pencil case we use


  26. Middle school pencil case
    … doesn't contain a normal pencil or pen

  27. This guaranteed will get messed up within the first day cuz let’s be real we are way to lazy to put things back in their right place rather then just shoving it in our backpack

  28. Alejandra you lied the neon pencils are not only at target.

  29. That’s not very usefull

  30. 👍👍👏👏👌👌(pleass share, downlade , pleass subscribe and click the bell ) My pencil box deepti gupta

  31. First Back To School Video I Watched! It was 5 years ago…so i was in 2nd grade…haha time flies

  32. I was in 3rd and I had pens

  33. Did anyone notice the camera moving?

  34. WOW! I have " Highschool or middle school pinch case" AND IM IN 4TH GRADE!

  35. We don't need colored pencils if ur in middle School or high school……..

  36. In elementary pencil box you should also carry ruler,sharpner and a mini calculeter from target.Because I have similer elementary pencil bag with those items.I have bag not

  37. I only spend one year at an American high school but I found that the only things I needed there were a pen, pencil, highlighter and ruler. Here in Germany I needed a lot more of this stuff.

  38. My pencil case – a pen which doesn't work and if I'm lucky a pencil which I haven't lost and the I just borrow the rest

  39. I enjoy her videos, but I really dislike how she smacks her lips so often

  40. This video is okay but she missed a lot of basic supplies such as normal ballpoint pens, pencils,ruler, a sharpener and a rubber. Also the elementary school pencil box is a bit too crowded, here in England we don't need anything (im in year 9 now). In my pencil case i keep: a 30 cm fold-able ruler, 3 mechanical pencils + 1 normal (so people can borrow it), a rubber and sharpener 2 in 1, 4 black pens (gel and ballpoint), a set of coloured highlighters, tape, compact scissors and a set of coloured pens. I keep a maths set, coloured pencils and calculator in my bag since we only use them in maths and science. I know my pencil case seems like it has a lot in but I do use all the things i keep.

  41. I thought it was only me who organized my pencil case (I have the Kipling 100 pens case) and my pencils and pens be organized my color I have a PrOpLeM 😂😂

  42. My Pencil Case (Lihit Lab Long Version)
    1. Pentel PSVP Pens (Aqua, purple, pink, orange, green, grey)
    2. A single black BIC pen
    3. Two Pentel Energel Pens (One normal tip and one needle tip) both in purple
    4.Pilot G2 pen in purple
    5. Pilot Frixion Pen in purple
    (My choice of ink to write in is purple rather than black)
    6. 1 Gudetama Tried Pen (Black, Red, and Mechanical pencil)
    7. Two Papermate Twistable Sharpwriter mechanical pencils.
    8. One BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencil
    9. 6 mildliner dude highlighters (purple, yellow, aqua, orange, blue, burgundy)
    10. 6 inch ruler
    11. BIC mini white out
    12. Half a High Polymer eraser (cause the full size is too big
    14. 0.7 lead
    15. Deco rollertape
    16. Page Flags

  43. These types of pencil cases are rather impractical. In my country, at elementary schools, kids need to have (obligatory) pencil cases that have zipper closure and when you unzip them, then there is either one or two folds. Under these folds (and sometimes even on them) there are elastic loops for every single pen, pencil or color pencil. These are obligatory. And when you are older and you are on a high school, you can have either the same type of a pencil case, or some kinds of an etue or pouch for them. But for elementary school (in my country, elementary school is from age 6 to age 15), you need to have the first type that I mentioned.

  44. I go through it every day

  45. lol One pencil in you PENCIL case XD I have like only pencils in my pencil case and a few pens

  46. The pencil box is better it actually has pens and pencils to write with

  47. i have 2 pencils and like a billion pens in my pencil case. thats it. plus, i don't wanna carry around my ti-83 (graphing calculator) around all day for 2 periods of algebra.

  48. You have a 12 pack of colored pencils but you have A pencil, which means ONE pencil, not to mention you have a compass but not a pencil..

  49. When the video was titled how to organize your pencil box it didn’t show you like How to organize the pencil box… It only showed you whats inside… :/

  50. I love how I watch organization videos but never actually do the organization tips

    Love life😂

  51. Hi, ummm, I think you forgot the three most important things…..
    Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser
    Well, for the pencil box you only forgot a sharpener, but still.

  52. I have The colored pencils with the racers the That I’ve researched works of these things please try it out

  53. The best thing to buy is a locking pencil book

    What people cant steal your things

  54. Um where’s the pencils ✏️

  55. Computer head phones
    And , 5th St

  56. I would NEVER put my name on my stuff thats cringy lol

  57. Thanks for the vid

  58. Wow nice i bought pencil case today

  59. I must say I’m impressed by the way Alejandra gets excited and passionate for such things as 1 buck shit

  60. A hack for you if you don't want to/have no room just buy one of those pens that have 4 colours.

  61. I actually have so much stuff that I need a pencil case and a pencil box.

  62. No Offense, and I appreciate your work on this video. But the title says "How to Organize your Pencil Case" but all we witnessed was "What's in the Middle School and Elementary School's Pencil Case" so I recommend using a right title for your video.

  63. Why does a primary school kid need sticky notes?

  64. ….is this a 'how to organize your toolbox' video?
    Because…THE BASICS!!!

  65. Yasss ur voice is so soothing

  66. Great vid I am in year 10 in high school literally everyone just takes a pen in there blazer and that’s it although I like taking a pencil case some people do some don’t depends

  67. This is just a no

    What about some scissors because those won’t cut the bag and then you need pencils,eraser,sharpener,ruler, and SO MUCH MORE like a 6th grader does not need a calculator or a stapler also students at some schools aren’t even aloud to have calculators and staplers and not to mention PERMANENT MARKERS
    This is why people use binder bags or “five Star” zippies and hand cases

  68. You can even find a mini stapler at the dollar store

  69. Her : they only sell it at target
    Me : great i live in canada

  70. there was nothing actually "very useful "in there .In middle school pencil case there were no pencils, eraser ,sharpner ,pens, and rular.
    In elementry school pencil case there were no sharpner and ,rular
    so technically there was nothing very useful in there

  71. In my conutry if we will bring red pens in elemantry then we will be suspended

  72. Okay I know I very late but I’m in 5 grade and I need to use the middle school case

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  75. What is reinforcements?

  76. Best video 👌🎂💐

  77. I have 2 pencil cases 🙂

  78. im in 8th grade and in my pencil case there is :
    – a broken mechanical pencil
    -a wooden pencil broken in half
    -red pen
    -broken blue pen
    -2 black pen
    -a cut up eraser
    – $5
    -random coins
    -38423874765673829098374654367892 notes that me and my friends passed in class
    -a fidget spinner
    -charger wire

  79. other than a mechanical pencial everything and more was there stop giving her hate like she ust needed that and maybe a earser a ruler wouldnt fit anywyas

  80. This is how many times alehjandra said”I feel like”

  81. I have a plastic case and I got marker on it and couldn’t get it off. So like an idiot I used acetone and messed up the paint. How can I fix this? 😓

  82. One thing that has stuck with me since elementary school was the fact that in order to keep my things nice and tidy in my pencil case, I would use elastic bands. I would put them around my pencil crayons to keep them separate from markers and pencils that were also organized the same way. It meant less digging around my pencil case to find my pencil or any sharpeners. Whenever I needed to use my pencil crayons, all I would do would just grab them and put them on my desk and then put my pencil case away. Then once I was finished, I would get them together, put the elastic band around them and put them away.

  83. i try to refrain having sharpies in my pencil case.. i end up doodling on it and then its an ugly mess… it never lasts all year lol

  84. Your kid would be so organized

  85. in our school days we dont have any epic ides like now a days we have more colorful

    more designs and more interesting pencil box we have

  86. I remember the pencil box brings back childhood memories

  87. 1 one I have this pouch

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