The ACTUAL Essentials For College
Counting the minutes ‘til you pack that case – and start your new life as an actual, real-life adult? Yeah, we feel ya. #Collegelife is almost here. In case your mom's already packed for you (we’re totally ready to grow up, but like... it's a big effort, right?), we’re worried some essentials may have fallen off the list. Like the education fairy godmother (that we’ve decided to become), we bring you 5 Things You Need To Survive College– no really, you won’t make it without 'em! You’re welcome.
Shiny new stationery – okay, so you’re going to need to learn about budgeting from the start. Checking the minimum bank balance and generic cornflakes are your reality now. But hey! Good news: we’ve just dropped this suh-weet new stationery collection – and it’s all under $X. Never mind those "essential" textbooks: we need to get our pencil case together first, right?
Faux greens: so, there’ll come a time, halfway through the semester, when your grades aren’t quite cutting it, maybe you spilled coffee all over last week’s essay, you’ve been to the gym once… the last thing you need is a plant to take care of. Think fresh green loveliness, and fake it with a cute faux plant. Looks damn sweet, and it’s one less thing to worry about (it’s hard to remember to hydrate yourself, never mind the plant).
A wall planner: Since now’s the time to start socializing, let’s agree to not be the one who forgets an event. From an essay hand-in (ouch), to a foam party (maybe not the worst thing – WHERE DOES THE PHONE GO?), keep activities in check with a wall calendar you can update daily.
Headphones: Two words for you, freshman – noisy roommate. No one wants to have to do the can-you-keep-it-down thing – so try zoning out instead. Connect your smooth-lookin' headphones (in store now, ahem!), to a laptop – another essential – to prep for Netflix binges, cranking up a throwback playlist, or...y’know...essay writing.
A really, really awesome-looking desk: Okay, let's be real: you may have little choice over the décor in your halls (pray for you), so let’s make dressing up your desk a priority. We’re still living for all things minimal, marble and metallic. So get inspo from our dreamy setup, and copy exactly what you see here if you want to make friends (just sayin’).
So there you go: your essentials, neatly packaged like a freshman handbook. Throw in some shoes you don't mind losing one of (you’ll learn, young one), some flu meds...and you’re all ready to fly the nest. College packing? All done, peeps.
Slogan notebook $2.50, skull ornament $6, moon faux planter $7