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College Essentials

Top 15  Best Essentials You Need for College!


Whether you're a freshman or a seasoned upperclassman, living in the dorms or commuting, you will find what you need from this list. 


So many people say, Ms. Candace, I didn't think of getting this or getting that - these are great ideas!"  


These carefully handpicked products are recommendations based on my personal and professional experiences. From comfy bedding, ingenious storage solutions, to tech gadgets, I’ve got you covered. Check them out!

*When you make a purchase, EduDreamer Consulting may receive a commission from the sale.

1. Vacuum Storage Bags

Fill each bag with clothes, sheets, comforters, towels or other items then vacuum out the extra air for flat and stackable storage.  Pump included, no vacuum cleaner required.

2. First Aid Kit - Dorm Doc

First Aid kits give students access to Band-Aids, solutions to keeps cuts and scrapes clean and other small items for non-emergency medical care.

3. Desk Lamp

In addition to a great light with 3 brightness levels, this desk lamp has pen holder and multiple outlets to charge phones and other devices.

4. Packing /Storage Bags

Originally made popular by Ikea, these heavy duty bags fit a lot and come with back-pack style straps for easy carrying.

5. Vacuum Cleaner

This light weight vacuum makes cleaning quick and easy and its small enough to store in most dorm rooms.

6. Command Strips

Command strips allow you to hang pictures and photos while protecting walls and paint.  Nails are not usually allowed or can't penetrate cinder block walls common in residence halls.

7. Mattress Cover

Keeps mattress dry - Helps protect against fluids, perspiration and anything else that might stain your mattress. Quiet breathable. 

8. Cooling Twin XL Sheet Sets

These sheets are breathable, cool and super silky soft. They fit mattresses up to around 16 inches deep but work well for smaller mattresses too.

9. Shower Caddy with Phone Display Pocket

The large opening design of this organizer bag is convenient to carry to the bathroom and shower. It easily stores your full-size toiletries, cosmetics and daily items.  It's coolest feature is the pocket for your mobile phone.

10. Poo-Pourri Bathroom Freshener

This spray creates a much more pleasant smell in the bathroom.  Spray before you go for a fresh clean smell.

11. Portable Charger -iPhone

Built in lightning connector: Just plug into your iPhone & charge, never bother with charging cables again. Ultra-Compact: Size of a lipstick, as a mini emergency portable charger for iphones (only 78g weight, like an egg).

12. Weekly Planner Pad

Plan your week for studying, tests, events and other items from your To-Do List, then tear off the sheet when you done and start a new week. There are 52 sheets in the pack.

13. Small Safe

Don't put down your phone, keys, jewelry or other valuable items and walk away to the restroom or down the hall to talk with friends.  Get this small Master Lock, Portable Lock Box.  It allows you to set your own combination and secure it to a fixed object with the cable.  This small lock box is also designed to be water-resistant.

14. Toolkit

Comprehensive tool set: Includes all the tools you need for most small repairs and DIY projects, from a hammer, pliers and screwdrivers to a tape measure and many more. Great for adjusting dorm room beds and other small projects.

15. Air Filter

ADVANCED AIR CLEANING TECH: Combines a HEPA-13 filter that captures 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, mold, & other ultrafine impurities, combined with Plasma Ion Technology that projects positive and negative ions in the air allowing you to breathe easy.  Filters up to 630 SQFT per hour, to exchange 126 SQFT 5 times per hour, 

Also, Check Out These great Journals by EduDreamer Pages!

Always Be Joyful Prayer Journal

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