As the leaves start to change colors and the air gets cooler and crisper, it’s about time for some of you to return to your respective college campuses. And when you get there, you’re going to need a few things to make sure your school year gets off to a good start.
We went ahead and made your packing list for you — you’re welcome. Now go get those straight A’s.
Decked-Out Bed Risers
You’ve probably already heard the trick of using bed risers to give yourself extra storage space under your bed. Now, take that one step further with bed risers that have power outlets and USB outlets built in. You’ll never again have to argue with your roommate over the outlet closest to the bunk beds (and trust us, every outlet is a precious commodity).
Privacy Bed Tent
If you and your roommate keep different schedules, getting a good night of sleep can be a tricky thing without one of you disturbing the other. Sure, you could rig sheets around your bed to give the illusion of privacy, but let’s be honest: it looks weird, and it’s not very effective.
Enter the Privacy Pop®. This clever tent turns your twin XL bunk bed into a fortress of solitude, complete with the ability to reduce outside light and zipper the sides closed for total privacy. Perfect for naps, bedtime, or when you just need to be alone for awhile.
Your dorm’s basic cable package isn’t going to include HBO, but you can still catch the new season of Orange is the New Black by pairing a Roku with your television set. Connect to Amazon Prime, Google Play, Netflix, and Sling TV at the touch of a button, and prepare for your room to be the most popular one on the hall. Just make sure everyone else brings the snacks.
3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Deluxe
You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? But we get it — it’s hard to run to the dining hall before an early class, and you’d rather sleep in than go and get breakfast.
No more excuses — make your mom proud and buy this 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Deluxe. It includes a toaster oven, a coffee maker, and a griddle all in the same appliance, meaning that you can easily make your own avocado toast and coffee in your dorm room (and then Instagram it) before class. Hey, speaking of coffee…
Stainless Steel Travel Mug
You’re about to enter a world where all-nighters and 8am classes are more common than you’d like; it’s essential that you stay caffeinated during late-night study sessions and early morning labs (seriously — caffeine literally helps your brain fire up and boosts different brain functions).
Keep a stainless steel travel mug in your backpack (we recommend this 24 oz. travel mug if your schedule is particularly rough this semester), and plan your routes between classes strategically so you can stop for coffee if necessary. It’s always better to be prepared, right? After all, you don’t want to be this person.
(Psst… don’t forget to stay hydrated too. After all, if you’re dehydrated, you have a harder time focusing and concentrating in class or when studying. Grab a reusable water bottle to show off your personal style around campus.)
We can feel it — this year is about to be your best school year ever. Go get ‘em, tiger (or, you know, whatever your school mascot is).