It’s no secret—college is tough. But getting there and starting out doesn’t have to! Here are 10 things we think will help your college-bound daughter along in her first days of school. Here’s a list of all of the things I wish I’d had when I went to college my freshman year, and all the things you could give to show your child that you’re excited for their next step into the real world.
Fairy String Lights
What room is complete without some decoration? RaThun Globe String Lights are perfect for dorms and student housing. They include 8 lighting modes and a remote for when it’s time to sleep.. The string lights will give you an opportunity to light your area the way you want it.
Let’s be honest—communal dorm showers can be less than clean. To help combat that, try the Showaflops. These flip-flops have a special design used to drain water off of them quickly and easily. Along with this, there is also a layer used for antimicrobial protection. They include multiple fun designs that you can use to accessorize for any shower, beach, or ny damp situation you could find yourself in.
Candle Warmers ETC.
College dorm can be smelly. Especially if you live in a hall next to the men’s side of the dorm... and it’s a sports team hall! To help combat that, a candle warmer works wonderfully. Turning the warmer on once or twice a week, a couple of hours at a time (while you are present, of course) will allow your room to be the perfect hangout for studying with your friends.
Unstopables Scent Booster
It takes time to wash your clothes, but with Unstopables, you’ll spend less of that time wondering if they’ll come out smelling wonderfully. Simply sprinkle a capful of these wonderful scent boosters into the bottom of the washer before you put your clothes in, and let the machine do the rest.
Quartet Combination Magnetic and Corkboard
This board is a wonderful way to keep in touch with your friends, make plans, and keep assignments straight. If you place the board on your door, your friends can write messages to you as they go past. If you have the board in your room, it’ll be easy to mark out your schedule and make plans. If you pin brochures for activities onto the corkboard and write them down, you’ll be less likely to forget them, and more likely to have a successful semester as a result.
Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker
With the Oontz bluetooth speaker, you’ll be able to take your music wherever you go, without worrying about if your phone’s speaker will reach you or not. Whether it’s in your room or in a house, this speaker will help you boost your music and help you concentrate on your work. It could also help you have a little fun!
Also one of our Back to School Top Ten, the Kindle Paperwhite is the best option for any student looking to save money on ebooks. It’s the perfect tool for note-taking, digital reading, and now it has audible support. We love the search function for quickly refreshing yourself before a test.
Eastport Tech Backpack
As you go to and from class, it’s important to make sure your technology and books are kept safe. Using the Eastport Tech backpack, not only will that be possible, but you can do it in style. It includes a separate, padded pouch for your computer and electronics, a built in organization area, and multiple colors and styles.
Okroo Shower Caddy Tote
If you’re going to live in a dorm, chances are you’re going to have a communal bathroom area. Make sure you can bring all of your shower-time needs with you with the Okroo shower caddy. This caddy allows you to carry your larger bottles (shampoo and conditioner) and your smaller items (toothpaste and toothbrush) all in one easy access.
One thing you will quickly learn about college dorms: there are not very many plug-ins. As a result, you need a way to plug more devices in without worrying about frying your outlet. With the Bestek Outlet, you’ll be able to protect yourself and plug in. The outlet charging station has a built-in safety system to keep it from overheating and catching fire in the first place.
Of course, these aren’t the only items you’ll need, but they are the ones that will make your transition from living at home to living at school easier. And keep checking back here for new gear and items for college.