If you are, let's say.. 15, and want to start now a minimalist lifestyle, then I'm here to try and help you as much as I can on your back to school shopping list.
+ Get a nice and practical backpack. Also, get a backpack that you can use when not in school, like fr camping or going on school trips.
+ Get basic notebooks. Notebooks are a things that will definitely end up in the trash after the school year has past, so buy some simple plain notebooks and decorate them (if you want) with washi tape of cool images from magazines.
+ Find a good quality file holder for all your paper work. If its a good one, this will last you forever and you will keep it to file all your documents when you are older.
+ Get a nice pen that you can recharge. This will be you number 1 pen, I prefer black pens, but you can use blue of course.
+ You don't need a pen for every colour of the rainbow. Get 2 more pens beside your basic pen, choose 2 colours that you love and when they run out get a new one or replace it for a new colour. Also, get a marker!
+ Get a basic pencil case that can fit all your needs. Pens, marker, eraser, pencil, paper clips, small ruler.. and other items that your classes may require.
+ Get a nice, but small, cosmetic case. Inside put all your lady things, this will be your survival kit... but remember, you are not going into an abandoned island, it's just school.