Shopping for college can be fun but can get overwhelming. For those of you preparing for college, there are a few things you should really invest your money into that will be beneficial throughout your college career.
A Laptop or Tablet
Having a laptop or tablet with you at school is a must because it’s useful for your education. They obviously don’t come cheap, but some stores offer student discounts or deals, so make sure you ask about them when you’re finding the best laptop or tablet.
Before buying a fridge, check with your roommate if they’re bringing one and are okay with sharing. Although it would be nice to have two refrigerators, you want to use as much room space as for your other things. Just like a laptop and tablet, you want a fridge that will last throughout college.
Durable Backpack or Bag
A durable backpack or bag will make a difference between going to and from classes- from carrying your books and supplies to handling any weather- buying a long-lasting backpack will help you save money from needing a new one later.
It’s a must to make your bed as comfy as possible as you move away from home and are in a new environment. It’ll help you feel more at home and soothe you to sleep, which you very much need. (If you already have bedding at home you can use for your dorm room, great!)
Buy a pair of comfortable sneakers that can handle any season and last the entire school year since you will be walking all over campus. Shoes don’t come cheap, and having a pair of sneakers that fit these categories and is versatile will save you money.
Most importantly, never stop investing in yourself. Keep growing, learning, and evolving into the person you want to become.