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Back-to-School Dorm Checklist

Packing for the dorms and not sure where to start? Remember that you don’t need to bring everything from home, but you will need most of it. After all, the dorm will be your “home” for the next four years.

Start out by making a check list of essential items and create sections within that list. Divide your list into: clothing, electronics, bedding, room furnishings, toiletries, cookware and laundry essentials. This way you won’t forget anything, and spend your hard earned money on duplicate housewares. Save that money for partying and food- you’re going to need it.

Read below to find additional tips when packing for the dorms:

Items to leave at home: These items are already furnished in the dorms.

-vacuum
– mirror
-desk and chair
-dresser
-twin bed
-ironing board

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Engadget’s Guide to Cheap Back to School Gear

iluv imm153 iphone dockFor gadget geeks, Engadget is one of the go-to spots online to get the inside scoop on the hottest tech gear. This season they didn’t forget all the students headed back to class. The back to school guide focuses on essential gear that won’t cost a fortune.

They’ve looked at a broad range of electronics needs and found the most affordable in categories like laptops and netbooks, mobile phones, digital cameras, printers and more.

Here’s a quick glance at some of the top items on their affordable back to school list:

Alarm & Dock: iLuv iMM153 – Charge your iPod, fall asleep to tunes and wake up on time thanks to an alarm vibrator feature. This is a must-have for any college student prone to oversleeping. Read the rest of this entry »



Outfitting Your Digital Dorm Room

The amenities in today’s dorm rooms would make not only your parents’ jaws drop, but even those students in college just a decade ago. Technology has come so far, making a busy college students’ life easier, and making those electronic toys and gadgets even more affordable.

Video games, plasma TVs and Apple computers would have one time been quite a luxury for a college student, but these items are now priced within the reach of most students. Best Buy shows that they are primed to be a veritable one-stop-shop for students and their parents’ credit cards, with such necessities as alarm clocks with iPod docks, cell phones, microwaves, gaming consoles and they even match Apple’s 10% student discount.

This report shares more of what you might find in the dorms at the University of Washington. Is your dorm room this high tech?





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