Even though we are all enjoying the the relaxation and carefree feel of summer, it is time to start thinking about getting those kids off to college… back to the dorms, and back to the books. We at BA50 asked our experts, our favorite college kids, what types of things they just can’t do without at school, and here are their favorite fun and must-have items that help make them feel more organized, comfortable, and keep them awake for all of that late night studying….
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Perfect for students on the go, and couch potatoes too! This portable laptop desk is made of renewable bamboo. It is ultra light and absorbs the heat from your laptop. It even has a flush mousepad surface and a docking station for your phone. $98.00 and free shipping within the USA. Click here to purchase.
Store all of your junk neatly away in the “Junque Trunk” by Scout. Made out of durable, lightweight polywoven fabric, all of your extra stuff can be fashionably and easily packed away. It has an extra insert on the bottom for reinforcement, and side handles for easy carrying. Comes in an assortment of patterns and colors. *$47.00. Click here to purchase.
We know out kids don’t love to do their laundry… But we should still give them this stylish laundry bag, made of 100% cotton fabric. Double stitched at the seams for those very large loads! And, it is extra large, measuring 24″W x 30″H.
Washable too! $22.00. Click here to purchase.
What a fun and useful item, everyone will want one! MiamiGoldenGirls hand makes this bean bag pillow stand for iPad/tablet use. It is lightweight and comfortable. Tons of patterns and colors available! $22.00. Click here to purchase.
Keep your iPhone docked right by your bed in this clever solid maple stand made by Distil Union. This docking station allows you to easily see the display and has a “slap-happy” snooze button for those lazy mornings. Comes in black and white. Compatible with iPhone 4/5. *$39.99. Click here to purchase.
You won’t miss the comforts of home when you can wrap yourself in the super comfy and soft throw blanket made by Aeropostle. This cable knit sherpa throw is lined and reversible. It is machine washable and comes in red or grey, both reversing to white. Measures 48×60. *$45.88. Click here to purchase.
Great conversation piece, and useful! TreasuredFC makes this steampunk gears of wood phone cradle. It slides apart so it can easily travel with you to the coffee shop, book store, or library. Made of US grown alder wood. It looks great by itself when you don’t have your phone on it. The cradle is made to order and can be personalized. $20.00. Click here to purchase.
No excuses for bringing any laundry home! This hanging laundry bag is perfect for small spaces. It hangs easily over a door and converts to a drawstring bag which can be thrown over the shoulder for easy and comfortable transport to the laundry room! And even more convenient…the bottom zips out for quick and efficient emptying into the machine. The bag can be customized with different color trim, and monogramming. $52.00. Click here to purchase.
ECOXGEAR ECOXBT rugged and waterproof speakers allow you to use your Smartphone or tablet to stream music up to 33 feet. It pairs easily to your iPhone, Android devices, Kindle Fire, lap tops and other Bluetooth enabled devices. This is a perfect sound system for the dorm room, or bring these light weight speakers out to the quad. Play music up to ten hours straight of unplugged music via the built in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. *$90.00. Click here to purchase.
This tool kit from Great Neck Essentials has 32 pieces that fit all of your little project needs. All handles feature ergonomic comfort grips and everything fits nicely in an 18 pocket soft zip up bag for easy storage. Comes in black, pink and blue. *$44.00. Click here to purchase.
Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Maker uses Keurig Brewing technology to make single serving cups of coffee or tea for those late nights of studying. It has a removable drip tray for using larger mugs, and for easy clean up. Comes in silver or red. *$89.99. Click here to purchase.
Be the best decorated room in your dorm! These Butch and Harold wall sticker frames jazz up any room. Comes in a set of 8, and they are moveable and reusable, so no need to hang hooks or damage walls! Made of non-toxic adhesive vinyl. *$19.08. Click here to purchase.
Never forget an assignment or appointment , or social engagement! Keep yourself completely organized with this all in one message and organization center. Easily hangs on the wall. You can choose white board or chalk board. Conveniently holds you mail and hats or coats. $99.95. Click here to purchase.