Back To School Dorm Living

Monday, August 19, 2013

Soon it will be that time of the year again, when millions of students leave the comforts of their homes and head off to achieve post secondary education. A vast majority of these students will be living in a dorm during their first foray into this adult world. There are many benefits in living in a dorm such as the proximity to campus, safety and the possibility of making life- long friends in a new city.

When you first enter your dorm room you may feel it lacks the comforts of home. There is usually utilitarian, basic furniture that has been used by so many other students before you, that you may feel that it lacks personality. Do not be discouraged; with a few personal touches here and there, you can make your dorm room feel, cozy, comfortable and feeling like home....almost. Now, if you could only get rid of that annoying roommate!

Some great "dorm living" products we have come across:

Snackbox- (Canada only shipments)

Snackbox will help your college "kid" discover, learn about, and try healthy snack food products that you'll love.
Every month, their holistic nutritionist and her team of experts carefully choose and curate the best snacks. There will be a combination of sweet and savory snacks to satisfy any craving!
And your son/daughter will get 10 - 12 items in their Snackbox once a month!

Coupon code for Canadian  readers. "ONEINCOMEDOLLAR". 
This entails our readers to $15 off their first Snackbox. Only valid for new customers. Coupon code expires Sept 30, 2013.

The GoGo Pillow™ -

With over 23% of teens now having a tablet computer, it's necessary to have a gadget accessory to compliment the tablet features while providing security and comfort.

GoGo Pillow is a plush, multi-functional pillow that highlights mobility, safety and comfort for students. With its patented multi-slot design, your tablet is locked securely in place from the dorm room to the classroom. The GoGo Pillow™ works on most tablet sizes and on any surface and it even transforms into a storage pack, making it easy for you to carry along to classes. The GoGo Pillow™ also allows easy access to power cord and ear bud sockets for convenience and is available in a variety of fun colors. 

It's the new external phone battery,and is the perfect back to school item for students on the go. Whether they are at  practice or studying in the library, Jackery will keep students’ phones charged all day and night. Most importantly, a Jackery provides parents with the peace of mind that their kids will always be a phone call (or a text) away.  

The Jackery is lightweight, fast charging, small in size and has a sleek design. The battery has up to 220 hours extra operation time.The Jackery is available in three different sizes and is an essential item for any student’s back to school list.

Energizer EN180-

The compact yet very robust Energizer EN180 is the "World's Smallest Cup Inverter" and can charge up to 5 devices at once.This award winning Cup Inverter allows you to power and charge your mobile devices in your car or truck.
They are ultra compact and plug into a vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket or attach to a car battery and fit securely in a vehicle’s cup holders. Each Cup Inverter has four USB Ports with a shared 2.1 Amp capacity to facilitate charging up to four devices at once. In addition, each Cup Inverter has a standard North American AC outlet allowing you to plug directly into your GPS, laptop, MP3 player or cell phone. 

Energizer Smart Phone Charging Station-

It's never cool to have a smartphone, iPad, tablet or laptop with a low or no battery charge to connect with friends, family and the world.  Whether in the dorm, at home, office or on-the-go - just toss into your suitcase, the Energizer Smart Phone Charging Station - The Everything Charger can charge up to 5 devices at once.  It sports 3 AC outlets with surge protection, 2 USB ports, rotates 180 degrees to accommodate various wall outlets and includes a nightlight among other features.  This sleek, multi-function product can charge multiple devices in one compact yet robust unit in a small space. 


KIND bars, made with ingredients you can see and pronounce, are a good source of heart healthy fats, protein and fiber – making them the perfect snack for textbook-reading and college-living students. With hard studying often comes cravings. Looking for something sweet? Try Almond and Coconut. Salty? Pick up Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt? There’s a KIND bar flavor for every occasion!


No need to stand over a stove for a half hour to make great steel cut oatmeal; you can make Oat Revolution’s steel cut in just two and a half minutes! The steel cut varieties are packaged in the Better Oats’ signature built-in measuring cup pouch, making steel cut oatmeal convenient and less messy – perfect for college students on the go.

The new varieties of Oat Revolution steel cut oatmeal are available in three varieties to satisfy the tastes of everyone's taste buds: maple and brown sugar, apples and cinnamon, and classic.


TerraCycle products are not only fun but are environmentally friendly and very functional. Any college student will be happy to know know that these fun and functional school items at TerraCyle have been land waste re-purposed and not put into landfills. These products all help contribute to a cleaner world for everyone's future. And students are all about the future.

Cree LED Bulbs-

When college students transition into dorm-room and college apartment living, they are finally entering the real-world, with real bills! 

Transform any dull dorm room, into a tech-savvy energy-efficient space with Cree LED light bulbs. New Cree LED bulbs help ease the move by delivering the warm, omni-directional light that creates the comforting at-home feeling they’ll miss while using 84 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, Cree bulbs are designed to last 25,000 hours – a nice memory to keep throughout college, their first job, their first home and beyond.

Cree LED bulbs are available at The Home Depot Stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio-

Equipped with espresso technology, the Genio features 15 bars of pressure (comparable to coffee shops) while the sleek, compact design makes the Genio a perfect fit for those tight dorm spaces! 

Whether sipping on espresso during those late night study sessions, or impressing new friends with custom Cappuccinos and delicious hot chocolate, the trendy and powerful Genio is the must-have dorm  accessory for your new college student.  There is even a Peach Iced Tea option, which is perfect for cooling down during those hot summer days.

The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio is currently available at Kohl’s, and


*Another part of what will be in your dorm this year, will be the clothes you wear, and what better place to shop for stylish and reasonably priced, Back To School clothing, but Walmart. Look trendy on a budget and get budget-friendly fashion and accessories available at Walmart this season.
Plus while your checking out the season's hottest styles, be sure to check out Dorm Living. Walmart has all of the necessities and extras to improve college life in your dorm or off campus.

*I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent picks ! I love the idea of the Jackery even as a non-student!


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