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21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices!

Elizabeth Hoyt

July 16, 2014

We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices around!

This list includes everything that can be used in both dorm rooms and apartments to keep the roommates at bay and to let you play. After all, what’s college if you can’t have a little fun in between classes? (Don’t worry – there are plenty of essentials included, too!)

Here are some fun, some necessary and some downright quirky items that any college student would love to have:

1. Dictionary Book Safe with Lock

Place this “dictionary” on your bookshelf and nobody will suspect a thing – but you’ll know where your valuables are! With so many people coming in and out of your room in college, it is important to have a good hiding spot and this is the perfect sneaky little space. It also has a lock, just in case someone catches on.

2. Bed Risers

Whether you’re in a dorm room or in a tiny apartment, bed risers are a life-saver because they allow you to store off-season clothing out of view. Pair with the next item on the list and you’re good to go!

3. Underbed Storage

Store all of your off season clothing, extra blankets and shoes under the bed in these easily accessible pull out chests. To make it even easier on yourself, utilize bed risers and you may even be able to double your storage capacity under the bed.

4. Style Station Organizer

Save counter space with this style station organizer.

Or, create your own on a budget simply using a PVC pipe.

5. Huggable Hangers

You’ll find you have tons of extra space when you use these ultra-skinny hangers. An extra tip? Using all of the same type of hanger will help keep things organized, looking neat and hanging straight – another way to save space.

6. Social Media Shower Curtain

A great way to show off your personality is with a fun and funky shower curtain. Try one of these recommendations!

• Capitalize on today’s trends with this social media shower curtain.

You’re on a boat! Or, at least you’ll look like it when you’re showering behind this porthole shower curtain.

• Show off your love for felines (or the irony in a lack thereof) with this offbeat kitty cats shower curtain.

• The preppiest girls around will absolutely love this Lilly Pulitzer Sister Florals shower curtain – now on sale, but still pretty pricey.

• You’ll definitely brush up on your knowledge of men’s facial hair every time you enter the commode when you have this mustache shower curtain.

• Bring singing in the shower and singing in the rain together with this April showers shower curtain.

Reminder: don’t forget to purchase a shower curtain liner, tension rod (if there’s no shower curtain rod) and shower curtain hooks!

7. Eraser Board Mini Fridge

Handy to keep in your dorm room or your bedroom (so your pals don’t steal your expensive organic food), this mini fridge is convenient and fun, all packed into one package. The front is a Dry Erase board that allows you to write, doodle and decorate to your heart’s content – making it fun to keep your food cool.

8. Mini Robot Vacuum

Who needs a pet when you have a mini robot? Plus, he cleans up after you make small messes. Feel free to name him, but we suggest calling him Winston.

9. Storage Ottoman

When you’re limited on space, the key rule to follow is to find dual purpose items whenever you can. That’s why a storage ottoman is perfect for just that reason. You can use it as a footstool, a table and to tuck away any items you may like to store inside. Talk about multi-tasking – this is one impressive little ottoman!

10. Dry Erase Wall Decals

You can finally color on the walls thanks to these dry erase wall decals! They look cool and will serve some important – and fun – purposes. Write yourself notes, write your roommates jokes, let your friends doodle, or whatever else you crazy college kids come up with.

11. Portable Backup Charger

You never know where you’ll be when your phone runs out of battery – especially in college, when you’re constantly on the go. You’d be wise to purchase a backup charger to keep with you at all times. It’s compatible with most devices, but make sure that it fits yours before purchasing – just in case.

12. Inanimates Office Supply Stickers

Bring everyday objects to life with these stickers made for daily items. Get ready to get seriously silly – imagine how cheered up you’ll be when you look over at your stapler and it look back at you.

13. Ikea Furniture Decals

This site has fun decal designs that are created especially for IKEA furniture, so you know it will always fit! Simply select your furniture model, choose the design you like and revamp your furniture to suit your style. Go ahead, give your furniture some of your personality flare. The best part? It’s not expensive!

14. Microwavable S’Mores Maker

Obviously, every student should have one of these. In fact, it should be mandatory. No additional explanation necessary.

15. Mini George Foreman Grill

Cook like a champion with a mini grill, making it easier and more accessible than ever before. With little-to-no-effort meals, in no time, you’ll be happy you decided to go for the grill.

16. Noise Canceling Headphones

There will come a time this year where you need to down out your roommate (or mates), friends or people nearby while trying to focus. That’s when some noise canceling headphones will come in handy. Because it’s not always convenient or practical to pack up and study elsewhere or ask someone to leave.

17. Roku

Stream more content than you could ever be able to watch with a Roku. You can watch movies, news and sports, listen to music and access tons of other content just by hooking up to the Internet and streaming. Plus, it’s compatible with most television sets.

18. School Spirit Decals

Show your school spirit with decals that celebrate your school’s sports team. Some schools are even on sale – hopefully you’re one of the lucky ones!

19. Mini Coffee Maker

Don’t fuss with coffee pots! Get a single cup mini brewer, like this Keurig 1-cup mini brewer. They even come in lots of fun colors. All you need to do is place a coffee pod in, press “brew” and you’re as good as caffeinated.

20. Bluetooth 6 in 1 Keyboard and Organizer with Tablet Stand

Cut out the desk clutter with this multi-purpose keyboard that opens up to allow you to store desk essentials right inside. Plus, you’re able to place you’re tablet on top or hook it up to your computer. Sounds pretty handy!

21. Lightning Bolt Power Strip

You will never have enough outlets or power strips in college. Seriously. So, why pick an essential item with a fun design rather than the usual eyesore? And, to organize those annoying cords in a whimsical fashion, check out this dachshund cable tie wire organizer.


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