With the fall semester just around the corner, it’s time to start your back-to-school shopping list. Shopping for school supplies can be a bit intimidated due to the variety of choices available. And not all lists will be the same. An art student will need different supplies than an engineering student. But certain items prove useful no matter your major or class schedule. To make things simpler, we’ve compiled a list of useful and affordable college essentials. Read on for ideas to kickstart your back to school shopping. *
Back to School Must-Haves 2022
Whether you’re looking to keep a healthy sleep schedule or get organized, our list of back to school essentials will help make your academic year easier.
If you need the perfect backpack to hold your laptop, the Matein Travel Laptop Backpack is a smart and affordable choice. It not only has room for a 15.6 inch laptop, but also features a built-in USB charger and water resistant material. It’s straps are designed with comfort in mind and a luggage strap allows the backpack to fit on suitcases.
The Cooluli 10L Mini Fridge is not only compact but stylish. so it won’t ruin your dorm room’s aesthetic. It comes in turquoise, pink and black to fit a variety of color schemes. Switch from cooling to warming with the flip of a switch and the dual voltage works anywhere in the world. Finally, the EcoMax Technology uses minimum energy and prevents frost.
Hydration is important, especially when you’re trekking across campus all day or spending hours on a project. The MEITAGIE motivational water bottle will help you stick with your hydration goals. The time markers show when you should be reaching certain levels and motivational sayings keep you going. The flip top lid has a secure lock and a carry strap lets you easily take the bottle anywhere. Plus, it’s 100 percent BPA and toxin free. A wide range of colors ensures you’ll find the perfect bottle to express your taste.
One can work up a sweat walking around campus and sitting in crowded lecture halls. Cool off with the Supabear portable fan. It’s foldable design makes for easy portability and storage and allows it to also serve as a desktop fan. The dual head and copper motor make it quiet but also strong. Choose from two speeds with one button for easy control and easily charge on the go with the USB socket. The soft silicon blades make it safer to use than many other fans.
Nothing is more annoying than a loud alarm clock interrupting your blissful slumber. Wake up more peacefully with the Hatch Restore alarm clock. It’s sunrise alarm helps you wake up naturally, supporting cortisol levels. And a personalized sleep-wake routine helps you stay on a healthy sleep schedule. The Hatch Restore also has a sound machine feature, with a range of sounds and white noise to help you go to sleep and stay asleep. The glow reading light prevents eye strain with a soft glow sans blue light. You can control the Hatch via app or touch.
Many planners are available and choices can be overwhelming. If you want a basic, high quality planner with essential features such as monthly and weekly pages, consider the Blue Sky professional day planner. Weekly pages allow plenty of room for writing details for reach day. It also features monthly and yearly overviews, a list of holidays and contacts pages. A notes section provides additional writing space. This is the perfect planner for students, teachers and professionals.
Sticky notes can be used in a variety of ways – as reminders, bookmarks, color-coding and dividers. This set has different shapes, colors and sizes of sticky notes to meet all of your organizational and studying needs. The notes come in a handy booklet to make for easy carrying and organization.
If you’re on the go all day and need a large capacity, organized storage solution for your supplies, the EASTHILL big capacity pen case is perfect. It has a mesh compartment for smaller items and a large bottom section for items such as calculators. It also contains holders for your most frequently used pens and pencils. The compartment layers work well to separate items and it’s durable material works well for travel.
You’ll also want to pick up some other classroom essentials including:
- Composition Notebooks
- #2 Pencils
- Heavy Duty Plastic Folders
- Sharpie Liquid Pocket Highlighters
- Paper Mate Gel Pens
- BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape
- Sheet Protectors
- Binder Dividers with Pockets and Tabs
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