Must-Haves When Leaving for College

The time has come to make one of the biggest transitions in life. Graduating from high school and accepting a college or university offer is an exciting milestone, one that’s surrounded by a whirlwind of emotions like excitement, pride and even a little bit of nervousness. Being prepared and organized can help reduce some of the stress that accompanies the transition. Step one: make your new dorm room feel like home.

Start with the foundation— the desk! Space is at a premium in dorm rooms and finding a functional desk that fits such a small foot print can be difficult. A good option is the Staples Cormac Computer Cart, which has the features you need to keep you organized without taking up too much room. This desk is functional enough you can even take it from from dorm room, to student housing, to your first apartment.

Every good desk (and healthy back) needs a stand-out chair. Sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your body, so make sure it’s ergonomic and works with how you work. The Flash Furniture Mesh Swivel Chair helps to ensure back safety and good posture.

A good lamp is also key to a successful study experience. The lighting in dorms is rarely sufficient, so make sure to buy a strong light to make your room is a squint-free zone.

Although the big items are important when moving in, the little things can help make you feel at home. Adhesive putty for walls is great when you want to bring memories with you and post photos on your dorm room wall.

For a quick coffee in the morning to get you ready for your early morning class, Keuring is compact and easy to use. Don't forget to stock up on boxes of coffee pods! You'll be glad you did after late nights studying for exams.

TIP: you can brew hot water in under a minute by using the same steps as brewing coffee, and leaving out the coffee pod. This is a great way to get hot water for quick meals, like instant noodles, when you're too busy to go out to eat.

As you settle into your new space, and new life, remember that it’s often the little things that add up and make a big difference. Make it your own, and welcome home!

By Michelle Janzso

July 23, 2021

Staples Canada