It’s that time of year again: the leaves are beginning to change, the air is getting crisp, Starbucks is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and schools across America are opening their campuses for the fall term. Are you ready for the first day of class? Whether you’re a first-time freshman or a returning senior, Aosom has tons of cool products to help you put your best foot forward this school year.
Going off to college for the first time can be a major adjustment; suddenly, you are responsible for feeding yourself, doing your own laundry, and getting up for class every day. It can be overwhelming, but don’t worry- there are plenty of resources out there to help you stay on track throughout the school year. With a little planning and dedication, you can develop healthy habits and achieve a proper balance between studying, socializing, and self-care.
Giving yourself a consistent routine will make it easier to stay on top of assignments. Avoiding procrastination will help you enjoy your down time guilt free. Be sure to take breaks when you need to avoid burnout, and go outside once in a while- fresh air and exercise can help beat those midterm blues. Get involved with campus life by joining a club or study group to network and make friends. Most of all, make sure to relax and enjoy your college experience!
Make the Most of Your Dorm Room
The dorms are your home away from home during the school year. Your dorm is your primary study space, so make sure it’s optimized to get the most out of your room. Keep your work space clean and organized- clutter causes stress. Make sure you’re all stocked up on supplies like pens, highlighters, and post-it notes. Invest in a day planner to keep track of all your assignments so you never miss a deadline.
You’ll need a comfortable chair for those long hours spend at the computer. Writing term papers, working through physics problems, or Skyping with your parents? Do it all in comfort and style with an ergonomic gaming desk chair from HomCom. This adjustable plush chair offers lumbar support for those extended study sessions. Plus, its super stylish and will add a touch of class to any dorm room.
For late night study sessions, consider purchasing a magnification lamp. This adjustable lamp easily attaches to your desk to help you focus on those textbooks with extra small print. The LED lights will illuminate your work space, so you can pull an all-nighter while your roommate catches their Z’s.
Don’t like to be tied to your desk while you work? Check out this laptop table stand from HomCom. This super portable stand has an adjustable height option, so you can turn your workstation into a stand up desk, or place it over your body so you can work (or watch Netflix) while lying in bed. Our versatile laptop stand has an extra-large surface to accommodate any laptop computer.
Get Organized for the School Year
Going back to school means heading back to the dorms for most students. It can be easy to overcrowd a small space like a dorm room, especially when you have to share it with another person. Make sure to keep your dorm organized to help keep your stress levels down.
There usually isn’t much storage space in dorm rooms, so make sure to have a clean place for your clothes with a wardrobe storage cabinet. This portable, lightweight clothing storage unit is portable and perfect for small spaces. The 5 enclosed drawers make it easy to keep your clean clothes organized and off the floor. This space saving storage unit is also a great place to hide snacks from your roommates!
Of course, you’ll need to bring plenty of make-up for all those wild college parties. Keep everything in one place in this portable, heavy duty make-up case from Soozier. This case has tons of compartments to keep your products organized, and it even locks so you don’t have to worry about your roommates “borrowing” your MAC lipstick.
Do you really want to get ready in the dingy communal bathrooms? Consider installing a mirror in your dorm room- in fact, get really extra with a LED illuminated, Bluetooth speaker enabled wall mirror cabinet! This mirror has a digital LED display with temperature and time, so you’ll never be late or have to wonder how many layers to pile on before leaving your room. The inner shelves are a great place to store toiletries. Just connect your phone via Bluetooth and enjoy your favorite tunes while you get ready.
Be the Star of Your Campus
Are you a returning senior with a reputation to uphold? Or an incoming freshman with a reputation to create? Consider bringing a funky accessory to become “that guy”. At Portland State University, we had a “Boombox Guy”, who regularly brought an 80’s style boombox to campus and danced his way to class. Use your individuality to make a statement, and become renowned on your campus.
Hammocks are becoming popular camping accessories, but what’s to stop you from stringing one up in your campus quad for a quick nap between classes? Pick up a backpacking hammock from Outsunny and start creating opportunities for conversation. This lightweight hammock is durable and easy to set up. Just find a couple trees and nap away!
If you’re a known party animal, take it to the next level by bringing your own mini keg to the next frat party. This 5-liter keg cooler from HomCom is compatible with most 4 and 5-liter mini kegs and has a built-in tap handle for easy pouring. Imagine rolling up to a party with your own personal keg under your arm! “What a legend”, they’ll say. Just be prepared to share!
Have a Great School Year!
Whatever you do, remember: college is a learning experience. It’s not just about learning the course material; it’s also about learning how to network with your peers, how to manage your time, and how to take care of yourself. You can look at it as a trial run for real life. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but be sure to learn from them. Use your university’s resources to stay on track and communicate with your professors when you need something- they used to be students too, and they’re more understanding than you might think. Most importantly, don’t forget to practice self-care, and take the time to have fun and enjoy your college experience!
Have an Aosom year!