Headed off to college in a few weeks...are you ready? Have you made your packing list yet? Here are 5 things you should take:
1. USB Bed Risers
Storage can be at a premium in most college dorm rooms bed risers are great for allowing you space to put storage boxes under your bed. You can now purchase USB bed risers. Studio 3B has one that has 2 plug outlets and 2 USB ports. All you need to do is plug it into the nearest outlet. You can generally find them at places like Bed, Bath and Beyond and Amazon.
2. Flash Drive
Working on class project with your group, using the class computer for a presentation, need to back up a big paper...all great examples of why flash drives are great item to take to college. You can find them at most office supply store or superstore. They come in all sizes and prices.
3. Surge Protector
By the time you plug your mini refrigerator, microwave (if allowed), computers, lights and televisions in, you have put a lot of stress on the outlets in your room. Imagine everyone on your hall and in your dorm doing the same thing. Splurge on surge protector for that one time when the breaker blows. I would hate for your paper to be lost the night before it's due and you have to start over. Like flash drives, they can be found and most office supply store or superstore.
4. Streaming Video Device
You can't study all the time and you might not want to pay for cable. Take your pick from one of the many streaming video devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Roku and watch your favorite Netflix movie on the "big screen."
5. Mini Kits
Every student should have their own first aid kit, mini tool kit and sewing kit. You never know when you are going to need a bandaid or aspirin, need to tighten a screw or put a button back on a shirt. Cute kits can be found at most superstore, drugstore or Amazon.
This list is by no means everything you need to take. Your entire list will be several pages long and will include things like sheets, towels, dishes, notebooks and paper. It might even include a small refrigerator or television. This list is created to remind you of a few things you might not have on your list.
For those of you headed to college for your first time, take the time to enjoy it. This will be one of the best times in your life!
Until next week when I give you a teaser to our Tailgate Photoshoot and some of our new products.