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The list author says: "Many of the lists you'll find are just pushing products. The rooms are so small, over-buying can make the space cramped! If your student is sharing a room, make sure they don't bring two fridges, microwaves, etc. Check the rules for the dorm so that hot plates don't get thrown out. Laptops are almost required now and get a laptop lock, below."
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Save Travels First Aid Kit, 70 items, (Pack of 2)
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Save Travels First Aid Kit, 70 items, (Pack of 2)
"add a thermometer! Also condoms, depending on your level of engagement/instruction with your college student. At the very least, he/she can hand them out to friends in need."
Men's Long 30" Terry Velour Shower or Bath Towel Wrap 100% Cotton
Men's Long 30" Terry Velour Shower or Bath Towel Wrap 100% Cotton
"These are more secure than just a towel and the students don't use the robes you send along, believe me."
Hanging Shower Caddy - Bathroom Organizer - HSC-1
Hanging Shower Caddy - Bathroom Organizer - HSC-1
"This is the best--it will hang from the shower head instead of sitting on the shower floor with the ick (see Lysol, above)"
Belkin 6-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with 2.5 feet Cord & Straight Plug
Belkin 6-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with 2.5 feet Cord & Straight Plug
"and extension cords"
Globe 5203801 Energy Star 13-Watt Fluorescent 15-Inch Desk Lamp, Metallic Silver
Globe 5203801 Energy Star 13-Watt Fluorescent 15-Inch Desk Lamp, Metallic Silver
"don't forget lightbulbs"
Kensington 64068F MicroSaver Notebook Lock and Security Cable (PC/Mac)
Kensington 64068F MicroSaver Notebook Lock and Security Cable (PC/Mac)
"Didn't know we'd need one of these! This is a MUST HAVE!!"
Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid, 1 Count
Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid, 1 Count
"esp. good if they're just going to bring their laundry home"
ClosetMaid 8697 Fabric Drawer, Natural
ClosetMaid 8697 Fabric Drawer, Natural
"I've deleted the laundry bag on rollers and added this, as it is similar to what my student actually uses for her laundry. I had a Waverly print wire-frame box for her at home and that's what was put to use."
50 Ultra Thin Velvety Smooth Space Saving Hangers (Black)
50 Ultra Thin Velvety Smooth Space Saving Hangers (Black)
"maximize closet space--there won't be much"
Hoover S1120 Hand Held Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum Cleaner
Hoover S1120 Hand Held Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum Cleaner
Mr. Coffee Electric Kettle 28-BVMCEK13, 17 L, Black
Mr. Coffee Electric Kettle 28-BVMCEK13, 17 L, Black
"This has survived the school year, whereas the Rival one died after a month or two. Good for ramen noodles, etc."
Black & Decker DCM18S Brew 'n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug
Black & Decker DCM18S Brew 'n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug
"A late add.  Instant coffee is not doing the trick.  This model doesn't need a filter."
iLuv Vibro I Bed Shaker 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Speaker Dock (White)
iLuv Vibro I Bed Shaker 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Speaker Dock (White)
Board Dudes 11" x 14" Metalix Magnetic Dry Erase Board, Colors May Vary (CXY22)
Board Dudes 11" x 14" Metalix Magnetic Dry Erase Board, Colors May Vary (CXY22)
"for the door--friends will leave messages here"
IRIS Supreme Stacking Crate, White
IRIS Supreme Stacking Crate, White
"these can be stacked to make bookshelves, a dresser, bedside table, you name it"
Household Essentials 01812 Six-Shelf Sweater Organizer , Cotton blend
Household Essentials 01812 Six-Shelf Sweater Organizer , Cotton blend
"Got a request for this for Christmas."
FRESH WAVE STINKY DORM KIT
FRESH WAVE STINKY DORM KIT
"Sad to have to add this. Dorm rooms just have layers of gross smells."
WTF? College: How to Survive 101 of Campus's Worst F*#!-ing Situations
WTF? College: How to Survive 101 of Campus's Worst F*#!-ing Situations
"My student finds this very amusing."
Exam Cram Care Package™
Exam Cram Care Package™
"sending your student a care package can be easy--this one has great stuff"
Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g
Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g
"for posters, etc."
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