As your superstars head off to the dormitories, we’d feel left out not to chime in ourselves with some Back to School 2¢. So here below, we’ve got 5 products, some obvious, some not so obvious, that may give you the momentary hope that your freshmen will weather the wrinkled rigors and survive their year the orderly abandon that only an underclassman can ever pull off.
6 POCKET POLYESTER BEDSIDE STORAGE CADDY
Bedside storage space is practically nonexistent in those cramped little dormitories. I mean, there isn’t exactly room for an nightstand with drawers and shelves – it’s usually elbow to elbow desks, laptops and smelly shoes. So tuck a little serenity between the sheets so that your student can relax and study up on a wee bit of Cosmo before getting a good night’s rest!
BRIGHT LAUNDRY TOTE
Unless your “young adult” is an established laundry A-lister, chances are, you’re concerned about failing grades due to the noxious gases those clothes will be emitting by week 5 of classes. We recommend not skimping in any way on products that might encourage your teen to spend a few timely minutes in the washroom. Lightweight, durable, easy to carry and brightly colored, this tote will be an in-their face reminder that dirty duds and necessary suds await.
CLUTTERBUSTER VALET HINGE-IT
Do you remember where your wet towels dried in your dormitory days? Properly sopping wet on your bed. Most rooms don’t exactly come with generous portions of towel racks. And if your student has long locks and extra towel needs? Well. We can pretty much guarantee that the space they may have been given is fairly insufficient. Attaching to the top and bottom hinges of most standard doors, this hanging system offers 4 bars that transform unused space into 6′ of functional storage paradise. A perfect piece to travel with them year after year. And then into their first apartment. Maybe even their first home, years down the road.
ROLLING OFFICE CART
Standard issue college desks are… how can we say this nicely?? Not always ideal on usable storage space. Especially as new dormitories move towards slimline, utilitarian units, you may be at a loss to help your nervous student find a place for pencils AND paperclips. Help them maximize on limited space, keep track of important accessories, and start learning the importance of filing, all in one rolling swoop.
OVER THE DOOR IRONING BOARD
Even we admit to some disbelief here.
On the off-chance they decide to look 100% presentable for that presentation? We think the chances of them deciding to go the extra mile may well be determined by how easy that ironing board is to access. And hanging right there on the back of the door, access is undeniably easy.
So go forth our young Jedi’s. May the Force of Organization be with you.