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College Living for Men

Jonathon L. Bell
The list author says: "I lived in the dorm for 4 years. At first I brought way too much, but by the end I had a very comfortable setup. So, I took an inventory of what I had, but since the list is limited to 40, some things are missing. I left the stuff you won't be forced to get or won't be given for free! Decor, books, personal accessories(you can pick your own belt, watch, and shoes) and your prophylactics (even at religious schools these are usually available at no cost) are the only things missing! Good luck gentleman, may you have as much fun as I, but remember first semester is most important for your GPA!"
Dakine Backpacks Campus LG Backpack
Dakine Backpacks Campus LG Backpack
"Best brand of backpacks, BY FAR.  I have had this model 3 and a half years.  I am BRUTAL on it, and it still looks NEW! It has an insulated pocket that can easily fit a lunch. A zippered organizer pocket for Ipod touch, cell phone, pens, and a zip pocket. Padded for laptop. Side mesh pockets capable of holding Nalgene bottles. The perfect backpack!"
ASUS N56 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
ASUS N56 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
"Asus seems to make a very good all-around notebook.  Other laptops to consider would be the Dell Inspiron 15Z Ultrabook; Asus N76 (might be a little heavy); Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition.  DO NOT get a HP, everyone I know that has one says they have overheating and fan problems."
Apple iPod touch 32GB Black MC544L/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Apple iPod touch 32GB Black MC544L/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"On a Wi-Fi campus this is like a lifeline. Push email, campus security alerts, and a music player.  I can't count how many times this has saved my academic career, and my sanity!"
Haier HSB03BB Compact 2-2/3-Cubic-Foot Refrigerator/Freezer, Black
Haier HSB03BB Compact 2-2/3-Cubic-Foot Refrigerator/Freezer, Black
"I actually have the white model, but the Haier fridge lasted all 4 years.  You will need one for storing leftovers, cold cuts, condiments, drinks, and other snacks."
Sharp SPC019F Red LED Alarm Clock with a Wedge Style Case (Silver/Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sharp SPC019F Red LED Alarm Clock with a Wedge Style Case (Silver/Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"I say, get at least 3 different alarm clocks. WHAT HAPPENS: 1. You won't hear it. 2. You set it near your bed and learn to shut it off in your sleep, or worse break it. 3. You set it wrong.  Not likely you will do all three of those!"
Totes Titanium Auto-Open/Close Umbrella
Totes Titanium Auto-Open/Close Umbrella
"An umbrella is a MUST HAVE at college."
Levi's Men's Jeans 501 Original Fit
Levi's Men's Jeans 501 Original Fit
"Levi's 501, available in nearly every size, with a lifetime warranty, not much more you can ask out of a pair of denims."
Mens Hanes Comfortsoft Dyed Crew 4 Pack - 2165BK
Mens Hanes Comfortsoft Dyed Crew 4 Pack - 2165BK
"Hanes Comfortsoft Tee.  Get a few packages of these, they are the go to shirt.  Just a comfortable "going to class" shirt!"
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, 1-Quart
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, 1-Quart
"Keep it with you at all times.  Water is essential, and people rarely get enough.  You need to drink 2 of these a day!"
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner (33.8 oz) Liter
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner (33.8 oz) Liter
"Best shampoo and conditioner I have ever tried.  A little more expensive, but the liters will easily last the whole school year.  Sally's Beauty Supply sells a decent knockoff for about $15 a bottle.  But, you can usually find a set of the real stuff for about $36."
Johnson's Baby Powder, Medicated, 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Johnson's Baby Powder, Medicated, 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)
"I like this better than most talcum powders.  Seems to last quite a while even with daily use."
1888 Mills White Wash Cloths Commercial Quality - 24ct
1888 Mills White Wash Cloths Commercial Quality - 24ct
"Gotta have washcloths, if you don't want to stink that is!"
Dial Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, White Tea & Vitamin E , 7.5-Ounce Pump Bottles (Pack of 12)
Dial Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, White Tea & Vitamin E , 7.5-Ounce Pump Bottles (Pack of 12)
"This soap seems to have a scent that is ok with guys and gals."
Five Star Advance Notebook, 5-Subject, 200-Count, College Ruled, Black (72321)
Five Star Advance Notebook, 5-Subject, 200-Count, College Ruled, Black (72321)
"I like Five Star products, they are simply of a higher quality."
Five Star Flex NoteBinder, 1.5-Inch Capacity, 11.5 x 11.25 Inches, Notebook and Binder All-in-One, Black (72403)
Five Star Flex NoteBinder, 1.5-Inch Capacity, 11.5 x 11.25 Inches, Notebook and Binder All-in-One, Black (72403)
"Best notebook EVER.  I keep one for MWF classes, and one for TH classes. It has an interlocking flexible 3 ring system so you don't have to worry about smashing the rings like a regular binder.  I can usually find them at an office supply store for less than $15."
Paper Mate Sharpwriter 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 12 Yellow Pencils (3030131)
Paper Mate Sharpwriter 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 12 Yellow Pencils (3030131)
"I love these pencils,perfect for tests, and they seem to be well liked in the math department."
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, 2-Pack, Black Ink (31031)
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, 2-Pack, Black Ink (31031)
"My favorite pen, and its refillable"
Rolodex Mesh Collection Oval Supply Caddy, Black (1746466)
Rolodex Mesh Collection Oval Supply Caddy, Black (1746466)
"Gotta keep it organized!"
BISSELL Smart Details Household Scrub Brush, 67U5
BISSELL Smart Details Household Scrub Brush, 67U5
"You will need to clean your shower or that stubborn carpet stain.  Assuming you have a personal bathroom.  I always lived in an upperclassmen dorm, so I don't know what its like to live with a community shower.  If that is the case, add a robe and shower shoes to this list!  Any scrub brush will do, this was just the first I found on Amazon."
OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush
OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush
"Something to clean my Nalgenes and Camelbacks."
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Blue, 24 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Blue, 24 Ounce (Pack of 2)
"For cleaning bottles and other dishes."
St. Ives, Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub, 6-Ounce (Pack of 6)
St. Ives, Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub, 6-Ounce (Pack of 6)
"This is great for cleansing the face and occasionally the scalp.  It is available at many home retailers for less than $4. Trust me, with all that unhealthy food served in the cafeteria you are going to need to take better care of your skin!"
Aveeno  Therapeutic Shave Gel with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal 7 oz (198 g)
Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal 7 oz (198 g)
"Best shave gel I have ever used. You should be able to find it for about $4 at a local retailer."
Desitin Diaper Rash Cream Rapid Relief, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)
Desitin Diaper Rash Cream Rapid Relief, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)
"Campus life requires a LOT of walking. No matter how fit you are or how much walking you do, during your time on campus you are going to develop something called a friction rash. On that day, you will thank me for the warning!"
Febreze Air Effects Meadows & Rain Air Freshener (9.7 Oz) (Pack of 9)
Febreze Air Effects Meadows & Rain Air Freshener (9.7 Oz) (Pack of 9)
"Best air freshener I have tried.  Seems to smell more natural than most air fresheners.  I HATE rooms that smell like "Hawaiian Breeze" or "Coconut Sunshine" or some other fake fruit smell."
Glade Solid Air Freshener, Crisp Waters, 6-Ounce (Pack of 6)
Glade Solid Air Freshener, Crisp Waters, 6-Ounce (Pack of 6)
"Something to keep the bathroom fresh.  Seems right that your water room, should smell like water!"
One - A - Day Essential - 1 Pack
One - A - Day Essential - 1 Pack
"Multivitamin is a must, daily!  That cafeteria food is seriously lacking in any quality nutrient content.  Chances are it is Sodexo fried everything!  Just wait until you have been eating it about 3-4 months and you notice everything tastes the same! Freshman 15 does not come from overeating, it comes from the high calorie "food" served and choosing to sleep in rather than hit the gym."
Black & Decker AS210 SteamXpress Iron with Stainless-Steel Soleplate
Black & Decker AS210 SteamXpress Iron with Stainless-Steel Soleplate
"There were so many times I had to dress up for presentations, and special events. Don't forget the starch!"
U.S. Polo Assn. Reversible Microfiber Bed in A Bag, Hunter/Navy , Twin XL
U.S. Polo Assn. Reversible Microfiber Bed in A Bag, Hunter/Navy , Twin XL
"Had to cover the bed with something.  This is not exactly what I had.  Twin XL is the standard dorm bed size!"
Obsession by Calvin Klein for Men, Set (Eau De Toilette Spray 4 Ounce, After Shave 4 Ounce)
Obsession by Calvin Klein for Men, Set (Eau De Toilette Spray 4 Ounce, After Shave 4 Ounce)
"My all-time favorite cologne.  My point, have some good cologne and a decent daily. My daily is Vetyver(New) by Lanvin."
Xbox 360 4GB Console
Xbox 360 4GB Console
"I have the older model, and this is a pretty good deal, but I don't know why they did not just use a 20gb.  I pretty much only play Madden."
Case Logic KSW-320 Koskin 336 Capacity CD/DVD Prosleeves Wallet (Black)
Case Logic KSW-320 Koskin 336 Capacity CD/DVD Prosleeves Wallet (Black)
"It is so much easier to store cd/dvds this way!"
Toshiba 40E200U 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (Black Gloss)
Toshiba 40E200U 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (Black Gloss)
"Best investment for college, seemed to make free time so much better.  The 40" seemed fairly easy to transport at moving times."
Iris Split Lid File Box
Iris Split Lid File Box
"Walmart sells totes like this for less than $5 around back to school time, get a few.  It is very easy to just pile stuff in at the end of the year."
GE : JES0737DNWW 0.7 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave Oven - White
GE : JES0737DNWW 0.7 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave Oven - White
"You might want a microwave.  I rarely used one, but you might like ramen or reheated pizza, I don't know!  Just get a good brand, don't buy Sunbeam or Emerson, as you will be replacing it."
Ibanez GA Series GA6CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Ibanez GA Series GA6CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
"Free time enjoyment is a must, college is a great time to learn a new instrument."
Gatorade Frost Glacier Freeze Instant 18.4oz - 2 Gallon Mix
Gatorade Frost Glacier Freeze Instant 18.4oz - 2 Gallon Mix
"I like being able to pour just a little in a nalgene bottle, and instant gatorade."
Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix Canister, 82.5 Ounce
Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix Canister, 82.5 Ounce
"These seem to last forever! Less than $10 at Walmart."