When I first got to college, I followed the basic student packing list, you know, that big list of recommended necessities that schools give to you for move in day. Well, as I am now entering my junior year of college, I will tell you, there are things that are NOT on that list that definitely should be. Here’s my top 10 things every college student needs:
Oh my gosh, these are an absolute MUST, especially if you live with a roommate.
There will be times when you are trying to go to sleep, and there’s loud music in the hall, loud people in the hall, or maybe your roommate is still up doing things. For me, it’s hard to fall asleep with a lot of background noise, and these sleep gummies knock me right out. My friends ask me if they can have some all the time, lol.
I highly recommened the Hello Bello gummies, because from my personal experience, as well as my friends, the OLLY gummies do NOT work, I repeat, they don’t work. And they taste weird as well, so don’t waste your money on those. The Hello Bello ones taste so good, I wish they could take out the melatonin so I can eat as much as I want without falling asleep.
This is one of my favorite things, because it comes in handy and it saves me money.
With this, I can just fill up the pitcher with water from my sink, or the water fountain in my dorm, and I don’t have to worry about all the nasty stuff in tap water, this filters everything right out. So I don’t have to buy those big packs of water bottles anymore. I like the basic Brita one, because it’s small enough to fit in my mini fridge at school, and it’s super affordable.
3. Yoga Mat
There are so many times when I really want to workout, but it’s raining, or snowing, or something, and I don’t feel like walking to the campus gym.
Having a yoga mat in my room, allows me to workout in my own space whenever I want. Sometimes, I’ll do some morning stretches before I start my day and head to class, other times, I’ll do a quick workout when I have the time, and it makes me feel so much more accomplished.
Freshman year, I had back to back classes, so I didn’t have time to go back to my room and charge my phone when it was close to dying.
Having a small, portable charger that I can put in my backpack really made things a lot easier. And even if you decide to bring your actual charger to class, some professors won’t allow you to charge your phone in class, which is another reason why portable chargers are the best for school.
Okay, hear me out on this one.
When I first moved to college, my dorm had very dry air, I would wake up with a dry nose and throat. Having a humidifier helped bring moisture back into my room, and allowed me to have a comfortable sleep, and the soft mist it emits feels amazing. Plus, it’s super small, so it fits right on my nightstand.
This comes in handy ALL THE TIME.
When you’re having a little get together with your friends, when you’re working out in your room, or when you’re having a mini concert in your room, lol, a bluetooth speaker is the perfect thing for all these situations. There are times when people will throw a small event, and they have no speaker to blast the music on, bluetooth speakers always save the day (unless they’re not charged up, be mindful).
There have been many times where my roommate is sleeping while I’m doing work. So instead of having the regular room light on, I use this desk lamp, it allows me to change the brightness, that way it won’t bother my roommate.
The one I use has multiple different light settings, from super bright to super dim, and it doesn’t take up too much of my desk space.
This saved me SO much closet space, freshman year, I had my dirty clothes hamper in the corner of my room directly on the floor. Not only was it collecting dust and dirt from the floor, but it made my room look messy.
Sophomore year, I found this hamper that hangs up in your closet, and I love it so much. Now I can keep my hamper tucked away in my closet, and I don’t have to worry about it getting dirty.
9. Drawer Cart
This saved me so much space in my room, as well as gave me more storage.
The one I use has three drawers, I use one for my vitamins and medicine, one for my hair stuff, and one for any extra school supplies. It’s nice to have everything organized, I don’t even know where I would put all this stuff if I didn’t have this cart.
Everybody has one of those days, you know.
Everyone does it, and it’s not pleasant, it’s completely natural. I love this spray because it completely masks the smell of EVERYTHING. Also, this is a good thing to have especially if you have roommates, because nobody wants to walk into the bathroom and smell whatever you did in there.
If you already have your college student email, definitely sign up for Amazon’s Prime Student membership, it’s great to have when you need something last minute.
Did you see anything you want to bring to college next semester? What’s something that’s a must have for you?? Let me know in the comments!