Recently I gave some tips about how to succeed at university, but I overlooked one of the most important things: carrying the right bag!
I have talked before about how great it is to carry a small handbag. The little handbag I showed in that post has a shoulder strap so I don’t have to put it down and worry about leaving it behind as I move from class to class. But what about the heavy textbooks?
There’s a lot to carry for a day on campus: the books, plus a pencil case, my lunch box, hat and a bottle of water. Also, all the students these days are bringing their laptops to campus too (although I suspect that for many of them, that is so they can use the free wi-fi to check their Facebook 😉 ). While my laptop is too heavy to carry around, I have been bringing my tablet with a mini keyboard which seems to work just as well.
My double-bag system
I’m too old to carry a day-pack, so I think a large tote like this is a good solution, even though I sometimes get a sore shoulder. I can easily see what I’ve got, and its internal pockets are handy. (And of course, it’s pink!)
I can also put my little handbag inside the bigger bag if I want to consolidate. I think this double-bag system is great, and I don’t know why bags aren’t sold in sets like this. I did see this kind of thing when I lived in Japan, but then, you can buy just about anything there.
I often use this bag on non-uni days too, as it’s good to be able to throw everything in there as we leave the house. As I’m sure you would know, if you are a mother or you have a partner, you often have to carry all their gear as well!
If you have some good tips, please let me know in the comments! And do join me next time, when I will share some tips for learning a language (hint: it’s all about having the right stationery!).