College can be a bittersweet moment for some students, but mostly it can be bitter. Students say farewell to the long sleepless summer nights and hello to the long sleepless homework filled nights. The whole ordeal can be rather stressful. For freshmen, who have yet to experience the hectic cramming nights, they get to enjoy more fun things like dorm room shopping. Here are some college essentials you should invest in.
For all you soon to be crammers and late night party goers the number one essential is an alarm clock. Yes I am aware that 98 percent of college students own a cell phone and are able to set up an alarm clock through there, but cell phone alarms are unreliable. Simply because teenagers have become accustomed to being on their phones. It’s become a natural instinct to grab it as soon as it goes off. Some have been known to answer phone calls and even text messages while asleep! An old fashion alarm clock will get you up out of bed literally and make enough noise that you will not be able to sleep through it.
Number two on the list is sheets, blankets and quilts. It is best to have 2 or more sets of sheets since laundry in college does pile up. Before you buy any bed linen make sure that you know what kind of mattress your college dorm has whether it is twin or extra long twin. Next is hangers! You will be surprised at how much limited space there is in your dorm room and those small dressers just don’t hold everything. Hanging your clothes offers you the chance to bring more clothing than normal.
Custom made wall units for your dorm are also a really big plus. You may be potentially sharing a room with another student and sometimes there just isn’t enough space for the two of you. Custom made furniture can help add more space to the small room you were given thus relieving many future arguments. Stacking up on everyday necessities is crucial! Toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, garbage bags and plastic cups/plates are must haves. You will never understand how quickly these things go! Along with those everyday items make sure you bring your own personal necessities gel, razors, pads, deodorant, etc.
With all that said, make sure you have a pickup and delivery service if that service happens to be your mom and dad so be it. Walking through the college dorm hallways with students walking all over the place especially on the first day can be over the top. Having professionals do it seems like hassle free way to accomplish such a laboring task. Yet the most important thing to bring to your dorm is food! The saying “freshman 15” didn’t come from just anywhere. College students tend to put on more weight since because of the food trucks and food places around their college.
To the freshmen arriving enjoy college! It really isn’t a nightmare, as long as you and your roommate get along it should be smooth sailing. Bring your necessities and don’t party too much. I wish you all the best of luck.