Daily Dose of Design: The Best Back to College Amazon Finds

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Best Back to College Amazon Finds


When I was still in college I'd have an extensive list of things I needed both before a new semester started and during - I'm a very organized person, but the stress of it all made it feel like I wasn't! Between my four years of undergrad I've learned a lot of what you really need and what you don't as much as you think you will - so if you're heading back to school next month, check out these finds all available on Amazon Prime that you need to get!

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1. Personal Keurig Coffee Maker: make your coffee whenever you want it and as many cups as you need! ;) I love this personal-sized Keurig and all of the fun colors it comes in!

2. Velvet Hangers: these are the best hangers because no clothes fall off of them! It drives me crazy when I open my closet and a shirt falls off the hanger but with these they won't, and it's a good way to keep track of your own clothes if you have a roommate.

3. Rose Gold Beats: two words- noise cancelling. These are a MUST have. It doesn't hurt that they're so pretty!

4. Packable Umbrella: it's always good to keep an umbrella in your bag/backpack for walking around your campus - rain, snow, it'll have you covered without taking up much room since it's so compact.

5. Insulated Water Bottle: the perfect way to keep your water cold all day long, especially important if you have a full or busy day! I love this pretty opal/iridescent bottle - it's gotta be cute right?!

6. Planner: having a planner seems pretty obvious, but having a planner that REALLY works for you is sooo important. It makes such a huge difference and that goes for life in general too, not just college students! There's hundreds of different brands and layouts out there but you know how you plan, so finding one that works the way your mind works is ideal. The set-up of this planner is my idea of perfect - it goes by weeks and has a lot of writing space.

7. USB Fan: this little fan is one of my favorite Amazon purchases ever! I use it daily at my desk, and I think it'd be great for college students to have in their rooms - you can also plug it into the wall and keep it by your bed.

8. Dual USB Port Wall Charger: when outlets don't come easy - or often - make due and get something like this! It's genius because you can plug in multiple cords at once and they're small/easy to carry around. This is great to travel with as well!

9. iHome Mirror: an iHome and mirror all in one! Dual functionality and a fun way to play music. I wish I had one of these sooner!

10. Portable Steamer: this is another item that is also great (and a must have, really) when traveling. I use and swear by this steamer all of the time! At home and when I'm away because it's so compact and easy to carry/travel with, which also makes it great for small spaces. I personally prefer steaming my clothes over ironing anyway, so it's a win-win when it comes to living at school!

11. External Drive: if I could stress any one thing to not just college students, but anyone, about technology it'd be to have MULTIPLE backups. Nothing sucks more than losing files/pictures. This is the drive I use daily and back everything up on. It can be a little more expensive if you get the bigger size(s), but it's worth every penny!

12. Waterproof Shower Tote: big enough to fit all of your shampoos and body washes, water resistant so you don't have to worry about it getting ruined! And another product that can be doubly used - it'd be great for the beach as a waterproof beach tote also.

13. Portable Printer: let me tell you, you'll be SO glad to have a printer readily available rather than having to go to the library to print something out. Before I got a printer when I was in college, I'd be going to the library and leaving 10 minutes before I had class to get an essay printed and stressed that I wouldn't get there on time... blah blah blah. Get your own printer, it's worth it. And this is a great deal for a great printer!

14. Laptop Sleeve: this is probably a given but having a great laptop case that fits in your bag or is easy to carry around is a must! This one is affordable and compact but still protective.

15. Slipper Sandals: I LIVE in my slipper sandals 24/7! Hah! I even travel with them because I hate being barefoot (especially if I'm not in my own home) and these are comfy enough to want to walk around in. They're so cozy!

16. Colorful Pens: I was a SERIOUS note taker in high school and college - I think it's because I love to be organized, but especially so in college I'd color coordinate my notes and it always helped me big time. I've passed that onto my sister and she does the same now too! And if you're not still in college, you can still get these pens because who doesn't love getting new stationary?! Lol!

17. Bedside Pockets: everyone really needs one of these, not just college students! This caddy fits between your mattress and bed frame and just hangs over neatly while holding all of your things - remote, phone, iPad, notebook, etc. It's genius!

18. Brita Water Filter: instead of buying or storing water bottles constantly, get a water filter like this one and constantly have it filled up. Then you can re-fill your water bottle throughout the day!

XOXO -A

27 comments:

  1. Even though I'm graduated from college this post was still helpful! Amazon has the best finds!

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  2. Insulated water bottles are amazing! I just bought one and it's a lifesaver because my water stays cool! Also, I standby external harddrives. I'm paranoid that projects will get lost so it's a great save to save it!

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  4. I'm not planning to go to school any time soon, but I am moving into a new home, and these items would be perfect for my cloffice (closet/office) space! Love!

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  5. I wish I had thought to have a dorm room Keurig in college - that's so genius!

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  6. Great options! I've been wanting an iHome mirror for a while now.

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  7. These are great!! I see a couple items I must have! Really loving the laptop case, it's too cute! Even though I have a nightstand next to the bed, I would still make use of the bedside pocket.

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  8. I love all of these picks! And I've been done with college for practically a decade.

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  9. Definitely great ideas for back to school items!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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  10. A dual USB port charger is a must for me! I don't want to pick and choose what I'm charging. :)

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  11. Amazon legit has the best stuff, I have those beats in purple and they are the best purchase ever!

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  12. You totally have all of the basics covered here. I love those rose gold headphones, I might need a pair for myself!

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  13. Seriously you can find pretty much anything on amazon lol. I love it. I am also digging all of these goodies for my home.

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  14. I love all of these - Amazon seriously is the best. They have everything on there!

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  15. a portable steamer is one of the best things i've bought!!

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  16. This list is so on point! So perfect for college!

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  17. These are all such great picks, especially the Brita filter - I could not have gone through college without mine!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  18. SO many things on this list I need to get! I still have my Brita pitcher from college, and it was an absolute lifesaver!

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  19. Amazon seriously has the best stuff! Even when I’m not looking for something I can still find something on Amazon LOL

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  20. These are all the perfect picks for college!! I could've used those fluffy sandal slippers!!

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  21. All of your picks are 100% spot on! I love that mirror! And the most useful thing I bought for myself in college was a mini printer – everyone wanted to use my printer instead of walking to the nearest campus printer!

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  22. These are great must haves! I definitely recommend the planner, fan, headphones, and water bottle!

    xo, L | ChangeWithUsBlog.com

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  23. Jeez, I am way to far from my college days to admit how long ago it was but I LOVE all these!

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  24. Love the portable steamer! It is so useful!! Love it

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  25. Oh those are lovely! Amazon in the US is so much better than in Austria!
    xx, Theresa

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  26. I've already graduated from uni but these are such great finds!! I would have loved a Keurig when I was in school!

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  27. Love the portable steamer! I have a similar one I use for travel, but is great so B2S!

    Xo Mindy
    amixofmin.com

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