Heading To College? These Essentials Will Get You Through Your First Semester And Beyond

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  • Heading to college for the first time is an incredibly exciting yet daunting experience.

    And knowing what to bring along with you can leave many students feeling utterly overwhelmed.

    Your studies materials, cooking supplies and personal items are obvious, but what else should you prioritize?

    Here we’ll explore the essentials that will get you through your first semester and beyond.


    A good, high quality pair of glasses is absolutely essential. Long hours pouring over your study materials, writing papers, staring at screens and enjoying those long nights with your friends will certainly take their toll on your eyes and your vision.

    So, a stunning pair of glasses will keep your eyes in good health and help you to focus on your studies.

    Don’t worry about rushing to the mall before you head to college, you can order eyeglasses online with just a few simple clicks.

    The right pair of glasses will not only help you to prioritize your eye health but if you’re hoping to make a strong impression, they double-up as the perfect fashion accessory.

    Whatever your style from boho charm to geek chic, simple elegance or something a little colorful and quirky, the right pair of frames are a wonderful way to express your personality! 

    All Your Tech

    Streamlining your studies and getting ahead means having all your tech at your disposal. So, make sure it’s on your essentials list.

    A simple laptop will keep your studies ticking over and make writing those papers a cinch. However, if your studies are a little more demanding then investing in an additional monitor could be beneficial.

    A portable hard drive, printer, extension cords and power bars should also be a priority.

    Storage Solutions

    You may find your dorm has limited storage space, which means being creative with your personal items and finding ways new ways to keep things tidy.

    Underbed storage boxes are perfect for anything you need but don’t use regularly. Fabric baskets for your toiletries and personal items, dust bags for your shoes and clothes, pull out drawers, hooks and even a bedside caddy will keep things tidy and accessible.

    A Safe and Security Items

    Chances are you’re probably taking some high-value items to college including your laptop and smartphone, maybe even a guitar, amp or jewelry. While it’s important to create positive relationships with your dorm and roommates, there’s always a lot of traffic with people you don’t know coming and going.

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    Investing in a safe or lockbox for your tech is always a good idea – consider a padlock for your room when you’re not there and always remembering to hide your valuables will keep your belongings safe.

    And Don’t Forget, Keep Comfort In Mind

    Being able to retreat to a comfortable bed at the end of a busy day (or a late night) is essential. So, bringing along some high-quality bedding will help keep you refreshed and comfortable.

    Attractive bedding sets, mattress toppers, additional pillows, reading lamps, scatter cushions and throws will help your dorm room feel like home from home.

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