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The 5 Most Important College Items

May 18 2011

With graduation coming up soon, I thought I’d compose a list of the top 5 most important college items. These are things that I could not have done without during my first year of college:

5. Yoga Pants – Yoga pants are the classier cousin of sweatpants. Still completely comfy, but a little more put-together than your average sweats. They are totally acceptable to wear to class, the gym, or to run errands. I am in love with Victoria Secret’s yoga pants, I have them in multiple styles and colors and I basically live in them. Most college bookstores even offer school-spirited yoga pants!

4. Rainboots – My college town is sunny and 75 degrees about 10 months out of the year. I thought my need for rain-proof clothing was eliminated when I moved down south. I was wrong. After just one day of walking across campus in drenched, squishing shoes, my dorm neighbors and I made a bulk rainboot order from Target. They have so many cute styles at a really great price. Pick up an extra umbrella while you’re there, too!

3. Foam Mattress Topper – Getting a solid night of sleep is very difficult. Between late night studying sessions, loud neighbors, and the occasional fire alarm, you will come to appreciate every little nap and wink of sleep you can get. A comfortable bed is the best way to make the most of your sleep, especially if you are stuck with the twin dorm bed. Getting a full night’s rest will improve all aspects of your college career.

2. Smartphone – There is nothing worse than trudging through the rain to get to class at 8 am and find out your class is cancelled. My emails are sent to my phone so I never miss an important announcement or reminder. My phone of choice is an Android, the HTC Droid Incredible. It has served me well over the last year and I have no complaints…except that I can’t put it down!

1. Laptop – I cannot live without my computer and I can’t stress how much of my life is held inside of it! I chose to get a Macbook Pro because I’ve worked with Macs my whole life; they’re easy to use, last a long time, and are very college-friendly. Yes, there are cheaper alternatives but I have never once regretted my Mac (and I paid for it myself so that’s saying alot!).

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