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5 Random Staples for Any College Student

5 Random Staples for Any College Student

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We all know the basics needed for a successful year at college—in fact we made a list for you. But, toiletries and technology aside, we've a found in our years of study that there are a few unexpected essentials you should stock up on.

1. Giant Goldfish Carton

Snacks make the world go round when you’re a struggling college kid. Not only is this giant carton convenient to have around, but it lasts for ever. For a mere $6-$7 you can get this seemingly endless supply of cheesy crackers for late-night studying fuel.

2. Bean Bag

Bean bags are the best college apartment accessories. They’re relatively inexpensive, incredibly comfortable, and take up little room. Nothing is more inviting than a fluffy bean bag at the end of a long test week.

3. Laundry Detergent Pods

Laundry gets infinitely easier with these bad boys. Throw one or two of these in the wash, close the lid, and you’re good to go. Your mom will be proud.


Coffee is a lifeline for many college students. Having a coffee maker in your apartment can save you money and time! We love Keurigs because they brew a cup of coffee just for you with the touch of a button.

5. Your college hat

This is the solution to all-nighters, multiple alarm snoozes, and bad hair days. If you ever are in a rush to class, or just don’t have time to get ready, throw on your school cap and camouflage that rushed morning with some school spirit.

What's your college essential? Let us know in the comments below!

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