Recommendations for carrrying my stuff...

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  1. GTB4GT

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    please. It seems everyday I come into school juggling a big wad of books, papers, lunch, etc. I notice the ladies usually tote a bag of some sort that looks like one of those new shopping bags. I have a laptop carrier but it's not big enough. I'm thinking of a backpack like the students have these days. I post here because I always get good advice. Any recommendations (type of bag/brand/etc?). Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    Messenger bags are a good choice.

    Why are you bringing so much stuff home, though?
     
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    I have a big rolling laptop case. It's really too big, but it rolls. I've had some problems with my back, nothing severe, but enough that I try not to use a backpack.
     
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    Daily, I'm lugging my rolling laptop case to/from the car & classroom. I can never leave it it my classroom overnight because I'm at my other school the next day. I'm also carrying my purse & shoulder bag containing 2-3 folders, 2 spiral notepads, my calendar, bottle of water, & many times a textbook. Then I may have to transport assessments between schools too.

    I don't know if there's any other way. You certainly don't want one huge bag with everything. That's way too heavy & the amount it weighs won't be evenly distributed when carrying it, not to mention, the full weight on one shoulder or back.

    I'm still kind of young now, but I don't know how I'll do this as I get older. :(
     
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    Are you a guy? Then, I would go with a messenger bag. I am girl and usually carry a larger Vera Bradley tote. I have carried a back pack in the past, but it makes me feel too student-like.
     
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    yes.
     
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    I am a lethal combination of inefficiency mixed with a heavy dose of work-a-holic:)
     
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    All of our guys carry regular backpacks or leather messenger bags.
     
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    I;m the opposite- I carry a purse big enough to carry my gradebook and laptop IN :lol:
     
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    I have a rolling back pack that I carry some days when I either have a lot to take into school or know I'll be taking quite a bit home. It makes me feel a bit "studenty" but it saves my back and protects whatever I'm lugging around from the elements (unlike the rolling crates).

    Most days though I carry a tote.

    I try to leave my purse in my trunk as we don't have any way to lock up personal items in our rooms (sad, sad, sad). My tote usually holds a stack of paper (that I may have avoided grading for a week), possibly a teacher's manual for planning (I like to do this at home), and a water bottle for the day. I have the benefit of being in one room all day so as soon as I set my tote down, I'm done carrying it until dismissal.
     
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    giraffe326, if that works for you, I'm glad! :thumb: I prefer not to have my germy folders/note pads, etc. all in with my hand lotion, makeup bag, mints/gum, & other personal items.
     
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    We only have a couple of male teachers; they both carry messenger bags.

    I take my laptop back and forth most days--I have a neoprene sleeve for it and just throw that in my tote.
     
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    I carry a backpack. I bought it because the messenger bag I was carrying was hurting my back and I wanted something where the weight was distributed evenly. It is a Jansport. My bookbag has a nice padded area for my laptop, which is a must because I carry my laptop every day. It also has lots of storage pockets and two separate main compartments. I got it at Dick's Sporting Goods for around $70. I've carried it all year to school, my classes on the weekends and practices and games (I coach). It is showing no signs of wear and tear.
     
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