7 Quick Takes: What to Bring to College Edition

7 Quick Takes

I’m writing this on my NOOK tablet so cutting and pasting links is hard. Thus, I am going to write a post that doesn’t require any! As some of my church kids are headed to college this fall and I start back to school in a week and a half, I thought I would do a list of things I recommend bringing to college with you.

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Earbuds. Many people like listening to music while they study and this allows you to do that without irritating one’s roommates or the other people in the library/coffee shop/lounge.

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iPod. It’s a portable way to bring your music collection with you to go study or work out. You can even audio record lectures and listen to them while you exercise.

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Tide pods. They’re a quick and easy way to do laundry and you don’t have to deal with detergent spilling wherever you’re storing it. Also, no need to have a separate scoop for measuring!

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A mini fridge. This works well if you like your drinks cold or want to keep milk in your dorm room for cereal.

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An e-reader stocked with pleasure reading. If you’re a voracious reader, catching up on the newest book by your favorite author is a nice brain break. Having an e-reader helps to cut down on storage space, which is a premium in a dorm room.

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Quarters. For copiers, laundry, and vending machines. They come in pretty handy and it’s annoying to have to go find them when you need them in a hurry.

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A three-hole punch. Because very few professors actually hole-punch their handouts!

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One thought on “7 Quick Takes: What to Bring to College Edition

  1. For #6, a student might not need quarters anymore! Depending on the school, they might have laundry cards, or even their student ID to act as a laundry debit card. (Given that a load might cost $2 to wash and the same to dry, a card is much easier than a clanking pocketful of quarters!). Even many vending machines take credit cards.
    However, some places (like the college I teach at) have quarter driven machines. and only this year did they install change machines in the laundry rooms. My students did have to scrimp and save the quarters.
    I would encourage students to have a good alarm clock (as their phone alarms don’t seem to be loud enough and the phone isn’t always charged) and be prepared to buy your books. Have your money or credit card ready!

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